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Old 03-10-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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Default parking brake light/warning chime HELP!!!

so i went into the ditch about 2 months ago or so, and ever since then my parking brake light/warning chime has been coming on randomly.

it would do this usually only when i turned the vehicle or accelerated and would soon stop if i pressed on the brakes.

now it is stuck on and constantly beeps and the light stays on. i checked the fuse box and there isnt a fuse to elimate this...any help would be appreciated guys!~
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Go back out and make sure it'* not the BRAKE light. Very different than the Parking Brake warning circuit. If it'* the brake light, stop driving the car. Your master cylinder is failing. Look for drooling out of the MC down the brake booster.

If it'* the parking brake, check the cable all the way from front to rear and find the switch on the pedal to make sure it'* not mis-adjusted.
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its the red !BRAKE! light on the dash, as if you were to put the parking brake on and the light comes on when its on and goes out when you release it. that light. not the abs light...
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Check what I suggested you check. Both instances.
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i tried pulling on the cable at both ends, no luck. there seems to be some sort of fluid by the MC though..
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i tried pulling on the cable at both ends, no luck. there seems to be some sort of fluid by the MC though..
That means the Master cylinder is in failure mode...

The Fluid is at the rear of the master cylinder where the Booster and master cylinder meet right?

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Leaking out the long thing with the reservior, right where it meets the big round thing?

Don't drive the car. You need a new MC ASAP. You need to measure the length of the long round piece under the reservior. It'* either 8" or 10", and you'll need to know that to order one.
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i tried pulling on the cable at both ends, no luck. there seems to be some sort of fluid by the MC though..
That means the Master cylinder is in failure mode...

The Fluid is at the rear of the master cylinder where the Booster and master cylinder meet right?


im not sure, it was just a very brief look when i was giving my diesel a jump, ill look at it more tmrw and let you guys know
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i have the same problem but it only does it when its below 50 degrees....would it be the same solution?
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I would check the connector going to the master cylinder and the brake fluid level as first things to do.
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