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Old 12-09-2008
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E-Brake problem

I went 4 wheeling a few weeks ago and I developed a problem as a result of it. I was in 4low when the problem started. I was driving through a semi-deep puddle and gunned the truck to about 4k rpm for no more then a second or two. When I did this I noticed the e-brake light came on. I didnt think much of it unitl recently.

When I am in low gears (1,2,3) mostly 1 and 2 my ebrake light comes on. It can sometimes stay on for just a second or all the way up until I shift. When I shift the light goes off and its fine.

My question is, what could have caused this and how do I fix it?
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Well the light coming on means two things. Brake is on and/or break fluid is low. Check your brake fluid.

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I will check the fluid first thing in the morning.
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The fluid was low. I filled it up to a little below max so I will see how that helps.
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Problem solved.

What I dont get is how it got low?
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As your brakes wear it will get low because it takes more fluid to fill the calipers. Maybe you were just low to begin with and it got lower.
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How many miles do you have on your truck. It may be time to replace your brake pads/shoes and rotors/drums. Make sure there are no leaks in the system.
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