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Old 01-09-2009
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Wierd ABS/brake dash light problem.

Just recently (past couple weeks) my ABS/brake light on the dash comes on intermitently. At first I didn't really see a pattern but it seems to come on most often when coming to a complete stop at a light or stop sign, stays on for a little bit then turns off 1/2, 1/2 or a mile or two down the road. Everything seems to function fine (I think) brakes pull a little bit but I think I may need new pads anyways. Anybody have any ideas?
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Check your brake fluid to see if it is low. If it is check your brake pads and shoes. You may need new ones.
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I am 99% sure the fluid is good because I was just in there changing the oil recently but Ill take a peek anyways.....worn brakes can throw the light?
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Worn brake linings make the fluid in the reservoir lower, because more fluid is staying in the caliper or wheel cylinders.
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yup fluids low.
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How are the pads and shoes?
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