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Old 04-24-2006, 02:07 PM   #11
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I went out of town for the weekend (didn't take the bonneville though!) but it was really low on brake fluid. so i filled it up on friday. my dad was telling me, when it was low for him, the light would stay on for a few days untill it went out....well i drove it some friday, and late last night and its still on. ive probably put about 100 miles on it, with maybe 6 restarts....

where the master cylinder connects has always leaked just a little, i guess my dad tightened it over a year ago helped some..there was also a rusted brake line that was replaced over a year ago that was the biggest cause of the leak
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where the master cylinder connects has always leaked just a little, i guess my dad tightened it over a year ago helped some..there was also a rusted brake line that was replaced over a year ago that was the biggest cause of the leak
looks like it is time for a new MC for you
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if this dumb light goes out, ill be fine. cars not worth a new master cylinder, its barely worth a full tank of gas. well its not that bad, but im not going to dump time or money into it, its a lost cause

the only thing that should trigger that light is low fluid or the parking brake i thought
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Low or parking brake, should be the only things to trigger the switch. A sticky level sensor in the master cylinder could also do it.
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