i just had my brake line replaced..they put fluid in it and i had put
fluid in it before i took it in soo ill check tomorrow morning
"Bill Putney" wrote:
> chill13 wrote:
> > my parking brake light has been on for the past 2
> days...before it was
> > just when i pushed on the brakes and it would turn off when
> i started
> > to accelerate but now it is on constantly....i tried pulling
> the brake
> > up but its not doing anything....what could possibly be the
> Checked the brake fluid level?
> Bill Putney
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FYI: That "parking" brake light could be signifying a major problem with
your brakes. If the fluid in the reservoir is too low, if there is no brake
pad material left, if there is air in the hydraulic system, if one of the
brake lines, or if a caliper/cylinder is leaking under pressure, then the
brake pedal will travel too far down and trigger the indicator light. This
is to let you know your brake system needs servicing.
Continuing to drive this vehicle is basically risking the brakes giving out
and your having an accident.
PS It also could be a parking brake indicator as you state, but if it went
on after applying the brakes and if you have pulled up on the parking brake
and it is physically at the top, then I'd put my money on your brakes
needing service very badly.
There are a variety of possible actual causes (leaks, dragging....),
but what's happened is you've got a real imbalance in how much
pressure is being applied to the front vs. the back brakes. It needs
to go to a brake shop *now*.
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