Brake Fluid and Lubrication

When you press the brakes a small light turns on inside the dashboard you check the brake fluid It is full What should you do?

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This could mean that the light is out on the brake light. It could be a circuit is not connecting properly. Check to make sure all your lights are working properly. If its still on you should have it checked as it might be a electrical problem instead. == Answer ++ It could also mean you have a problem with your master brake cylinder. You should have your brakes checked out before you have trouble stopping.

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I step on brakes, dashboard light comes on which says stop.


Could be low on brake fluid, time to have the brakes checked.


It means warning. Check your owners manual first. Usually its Brakes or Brake fluid.


Check the brake fluid level. It may be low. Low brake fluid level is an indication the brakes need attention. Have a trusted mechanic check the brakes soon. Good brakes are a number one priority.



You have a brake light bulb in incorrectly or possibly an incorrect brake light bulb or a faulty brake light bulb socket.


Check your car handbook about the brake lights which should light up on the dashboard if the brake pads are worn. If the brakes are noisy and screeching it may suggest worn out pads. You will have to jack up the car and take the wheels off to inspect the brake pads to see if they are worn out.


Could be, Low on brake fluid, Parking brake not fully retracted, Problem with the brake system, Have a trusted mechanic inspect the brakes soon.



you either don't have the brake fully dis-engaged or you need to have your brakes checked for wear.


Most cars have drum brakes in rear which the parking brake manipulates. Take off both rear wheels and brake drums. You should see a wire system inside that continues out the rear of the brake housing. This is the parking brake wire. Spray it with WD-40 or an equivilant rust penetrating oil. If this does not work, disconnect the wire from the brake mechanism and the brakes should release.




No , disk brakes front and rear ( the back disk brake rotors have small parking brake shoes inside of a drum portion )


use your emergency brake if in motion, if not in motion get new brakes!


The dashboard brake light usually indicates a differential pressure malfunction between the two sides of the master cylinder, or that the emergency brake is on. Check the emergency brake, then check the master cylinder. You may need to bleed the brakes. You may need to reset the master cylinder, although they usually reset by themselves.


That typically means that your parking brake is on. It could just be a faulty sensor if your brake isn't on.


There are usually two warning brake lights on the dashboard. One is for the Hand brakes if you don't release completely it it will stay on. The second light is for brake failure. If it stays on it means worn out brake pads, brake fluid loss and will require early attention


Disc brake pads " clamp " on each side of the rotor when the brake pedal is pressedBrake shoes spread apart so they contact the inside of the brake drum when the brake pedal is pressedAssuming everything is working properlyDisc brakes have two brake pads that squeeze on a ( rotor ) plate , one brake pad oneach side of the rotorDrum brakes have two brake shoes that spread apart inside a brake drumDisk brakes have ( 2 ) brake pads that squeeze on each side of the brake rotor( brake disk ) when the brakes are applied . Drum brakes have ( 2 ) brake shoes thatspread apart inside the brake drum when the brakes are appliedThe Ford Explorer , starting with the 1995 model , had disk brakes on the rear insteadof drum brakesA drum brake looks a bit like a cooking pot that's rotating around the axle. Inside, and not rotating are two semicircular pads that can be forced apart, towards the inside surface of the pot to slow the rotation. Instead of a pot a disc brake has a disc rotating around the axle, and then at one place there's a clamp that the disc is passing through. When braking the clamp closes down and pinches the disc, much like a human catching a frisbee, to slow the vehicle down. Discs have better cooling while drums are simpler to manufacture.Disc brakes are designed around a rotor that 2 disc clamp onto to stop the vehicle. Drum brakes expand against a drum where 2 shoes expand to stop the vehicle. The action of clamping is more efficient than expanding to stop a vehicle. This makes disc brakes superior to drum brakes.


Yes it can but that is rare. The more likely problem is one of the following:emergency brake is engaged slightlyBrake switch is faultybrake fluid is lowbrakes need servicing


If your ABS emergency brake light and the track control light show up on the dashboard, you are having a brake problem.


Brake drums can not be cut. The shoes inside can be replaced.Only disc brakes(rotors) can cut.


you need to replace the brake light button under the brakes inside the car


If the truck has disc brakes on the rear then the park brake shoes are located inside the rear rotors. You have to remove the brake calipers, pads and rotors to access them


it indicates that it is time to change the pads for the disc brakes, the light comes on when the sensor is activated



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