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Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to

push...once it lets go then...
Wlhen applying brakes Brake pedal initially hard to push...once it lets go then pedal goes down by itself to apply brakes....then to release must put toe under brake pedal to pull upwards. Then it is okay. Everytime brake is applied this is repeated. Happens whether truck is moving or stationery.
1996 Ford f250 4x4 3/4 ton ..460 gas engine..auto transmission.
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Have you done anything to the brake yet to try and solve this?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Bled the master cylinder

I think I would look at the brakes all around to be honest. It sounds like either the brake pads are frozen in the caliper brackets or there is an issue with the rear shoes coming back. Possibly weak springs on the shoes isn't pulling it back after the wheel cylinder goes out. Or the calipers are a bit frozen, especially the sliders. The pedal should come back up because of the pressure coming back into the master cylinder. If that's not happening then it sounds like the pressure isn't being released after you take your foot off the brake.

The brake booster might do this, but ordinarily you should hear a vacuum leak down by the booster if this is the cause.

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