Brakes stopped working

Tiny
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  • FORD F-250

I have a 1979 f-250 4x4. The brakes have been ok since I got the truck. Me and the wife were out in the hills and on our way down you could smell the brakes alot. I stopped for a few mins to cool them down but once I started going down the pedal went completly to the floor and we were going so fast I cant believe that we got out of it but as we were going down the hill @ a high speed I was pumping the brakes and @ the bottom they got us to a stop but they were all the way to the floor and they still didnt do a good job. They have been fine up until today and I dont know why it happened? Are my brakes completly gone or what? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks all!

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Sunday, October 7th, 2007 AT 12:14 AM

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Tiny
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Check the brake fluid
You may have lost the fluid
The cause
Wheel cylinder brake line brake hose.
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Braking system is very important if you are not familiar with it please have it checked by your local repair shop
Play it safe

Good luck

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Sunday, October 7th, 2007 AT 7:00 AM
Tiny
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Check the brake fluid
You may have lost the fluid
The cause
Wheel cylinder brake line brake hose.
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Braking system is very important if you are not familiar with it please have it checked by your local repair shop
Play it safe

Good luck[/quote:08e23763c9]

its not the fluid I checked and the master cylinder is full and after I parked it they started working again but just not to the full potential that they were. I am going to get em looked @ but I was just wondering so I have an idea before I go in! Thanks for your help!

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Sunday, October 7th, 2007 AT 1:56 PM

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