I know escorts are known for having soft brake pedals but mine is pretty absurd. I noticed today on the way to work that if I have the brakes applied, the pedal pushes further and further in until it hits the floor. The process takes about 30 seconds and it happens whether or not the clutch pedal is in. Would bleeding the system help? I'm also I need of a new clutch but I don't know if that would have any affect on this. Also the car seems to stop a lot slower than it used to. I replaced the pads and shoes a year ago are I blew a brake line. Any tips or ideas?