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Old 10-19-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
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Weird Occurance tonight

I was driving on an on ramp going pretty darn fast with someone in the passenger seat, and when I got towards the bottom adn started to speed up more, my parking light brake came on.... and stayed on until I straightened up. Anyone have any idea what this might be? I have 74.5k miles on the car. Also, the rear brakes have started to squeal the first few stops really loud. Does this mean i need to change them, or that there is something wrong? That light freaked me out!


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Old 10-19-2008, 12:26 AM   #2
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maybe ur passenger pulled it cuz they were scared, lol
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that light is also hooked to the resivoir in your engine bay for your brake/clutch fluid level... check it... its probably alittle low.
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yeah when my brake fluid was getting low, turns would cause the light to go on. during straights, the light went off. its only a matter of time before the light always stays on and you have to diagnose why the brake fluid is low.
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No need to diagnose anything....the fluid level goes down normally as the pads/shoes wear down. The fronts usually wear faster, so check the fronts first.
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that is what diagnosing means. to determine the cause of a symptom. symptom: low brake fluid. cause: low pads/shoes, leaks in brake lines, etc.
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Might also check that the wire on the top of the reservoir is completely connected. You'll have to do that while checking and filling the fluid anyway. Mine can be a little tricky sometimes.
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It was the clutch master cylinder. It was leaking fluid like crazy all over my clutch pedal, so I had to change it.
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