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Check brake system indicator intermittent

My 'check brake system' indicator light comes on quite frequently and stays on for quite a while.
The brake fluid is fine. I was told recently the brakes are fine, though not perfect.
What else can I check?

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  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I woul suggest the following: Please go out and look at the master cylinder again. There is a "minimum" mark on the outer side of the cylinder. If the fluid is at or near this line, expect the light to come on. This is the low-fluid warning, measured by a sensor in the

    M-Cly. Note that this is a designed feature. As the brake pads wear, the brake fluid in the M-Cyl drops proportionally. Adding a bit of fluid may cure the issue, but, adding too much will be sprayed out from the cap when the brake pads are eventually replaced. Check the fluid & let me know wht you see. Thanks for selecting FixYa to resolve your issue.

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SOURCE: 1991 Toyota pickup brake indicator light

low brake fluid or float in brake master cylinder stuck

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: My Brake Light on My

You hava very common issue.
The brake fluid contracts when it is cold. The level may be "above the minimum", but being there allows the sensor to activate when it is cold, due to the contraction aspect of the brake fluid...
Add 1 ounce of brake fluid, and you problem will disappear.
A FixYa rating for my assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: my brakes are spongy and i need to check brake fluid where is the brake fluid?

This is not just a matter of checking brake fluid level. Most likely you need to have the brake fluid renewed in the entire brake system, something you should do biannually or so to prevent trouble.

If done in a professional way it will cure your problem, this process includes venting the brake lines for gas bubbles that are trapped inside causing the spongy feeling.

While it is not very difficult to do yourself I would still recommend you to have a professional do it for you, not worth the risks of potential brake failure if done wrong. It is normally an inexpensive procedure.

Posted on May 26, 2009

SOURCE: 1987 CAMRY. back brake lines were replaced 9

sound like the wheel cylinder is bad

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

caroldon
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SOURCE: While driving 65mph, brake light

The ABS would have worked when the brake fluid dropped off. There is a maintenance schedule for checking brake pads/master cylinder kits. so if you have skipped this I recommend that it is important to have the brakes done up fully. Loss of fluid inthe system make the different wheels to lock seperately and the ABS sensors give command to the ECM to compensate-- the reason the rev went up.
So finally do not pour any fluid into because you have a faulty leak, maybe inthe wheel cylinder buckets. So have all the wheels checked before the fluids are replaced and bled to have your brakes back as new.

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 Corolla brake fluid leak.

If there is no visible leaking at the wheels around the braking assembly's, then the fluid will be leaking out he back of the blake master cylinder into the vacuum booster. The master cylinder is where you have been topping up the brake fluid and the booster is the big black thing the master cylinder is bolted to. You need to have this looked at by a mechanic for proper repair (unless you really trust someone),as brakes are something I think are important to a vehicles operation.

Just as a note, there is no need to buy a new master cylinder, as most brake places would have exchange units available.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011

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