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Brake level fluid low waringing keeps coming on

The brake level fluid waringing keeps coming on

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  • krisnaeger Nov 11, 2008

    i have a 2005 ford taurus and the brakefluid waring ligt keeps coming on. my only guess is that the brake pads need to be replaced. any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • michael307 Nov 19, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my taurus but have not tried adding brake fluid yet. is there a specific brand or type i should use?

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    have you added brake fluid?

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If you have to add brake fluid theres something wrong, you might have a fluid leak at one of your wheels, or a line, the master cylinder or you might need to have your brakes replaced, when your pads were down this pushes the piston in the brake caliper out causing the fluid in the brake reservoir to drop

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I was having this problem and adding brake fluid took care of it.

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