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Check the master cylinder.

Answerwhen you compress the brakecylinders in the rear to make room for the new once you have to pump the brakes until the new pads touch the might take 2 or 3 pumps,after that you should be fine.If that don't work check for leaks....good luck
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Q: Why would the brake pedal go to the floor on a 2001 VW Jetta if you just replaced the rear pads?
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