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She is 16 and we just got her an 01 Ford ZX2 Escort (cheap). It has very spongy brakes. The pedal goes to about a 1/4 inch from the floor and you can't lock em up if you tried. I checked the front pads are about 75 percent. The caliper slides were frozen up so I replaced both sides. I put in new brake shoes and freed up the adjusters and installed new hardware. I bled all 4 corners of the brakes and pedal remained the same. I put in a new Master cyl and re-bled everything again and pedal is the same. It did seem that the pass side caliper did constantly have tiny tiny bubbles during bleeding no mater how much fluid I pumped through. I'm at a loss on this thing. I see the rear adjusters are adjusting when I had my wife press the pedal with the drums off. The rotors look to be in "decent" shape. You won't get a better pedal by pumping the brakes either. Also no leaks at calipers or wheel cyls or anywhere else for that matter.