Brake pedal goes to floor after replacing rear brakes

Tiny
LYNN GREENE
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  • 2008 CHEVROLET 1500
  • 4.8L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 173,000 MILES
Changed rear brake shoes and now I have no pedal at all. It goes to the floor.
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Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 AT 11:50 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.com.

If the pedal goes all the way to the floor, either the brake shoes are installed incorrectly and not attached to the wheel cylinder, there is broken line or hose or the master cylinder is bad.

Here is a link that discusses what can cause a brake pedal to go to the floor:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-pedal-goes-to-the-floor

Here is a link that shows how to replace rear brakes shoes. Review it to see if there is anything you missed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums

Check that and let me know what you find or if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 5:07 PM

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