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Old 03-17-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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So now that I just got my eletric issues fix I know have ANOTHER problem. Sometimes when I'm driving out of no were my BRAKE light will come on and stay on for a little then eventually go off..What can this be now?
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have you checked to make sure the Emergency brake is tight, and not bouncing up and down? My old Acclaim said the Ebrake was on unless you lifted the pedal up with your foot.. but it was only sagging enough to set the light, not actually engage the brake
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Yea its still tightly on, I tried seeing if I by accident hit it while driving so I pushed it down to release it and relized I turned it on then..
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How'* the brake fluid? Older models used the same light, not sure about 2000+.
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How'* the brake fluid? Older models used the same light, not sure about 2000+.
This is very important. It could be an indicator of a very serious problem. Check your reservior level and check the MC/booster area for leaks.
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How'* the brake fluid? Older models used the same light, not sure about 2000+.
This is very important. It could be an indicator of a very serious problem. Check your reservior level and check the MC/booster area for leaks.
Ok I'll check the brake fluid tomarrow...Were is the MC/booster?
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I just went outside with a flash light to check my brake fluid, and that looked good...Is it suppose to be filled all the way to the top or half way? Cause mine is halfway..


I did notice though that my coolant is VERY VERY low I need to add some ASAP! Could that be throwing the brake light?

Also what kind of coolant can I use just to top off the resovior?
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whatever'* in there. you shouldn't need to worry about mixing it, just add some straight stuff.
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The brake fluid should be filled to the FULL line on the side of the reservior, and no, there'* no link whatsoever between brakes and coolant.

Look for leaks at the base of the master cylinder (long thing the reservior mates to) and the brake booster (big round thing on the firewall).
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Just took a pic of the brake fluid resorvier...



Its filled half way...So I'm guessing I need to fill this up to the MAX line

Would that cause it?
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