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Brake pedal sticks

The brake pedal stays depressed,then gradualy returns to te proper position,usually while on an inclne or hill.

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Sounds like the cable is stuck also check the catch on the foot pedel

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Sounds like the seal on the brake booster is leaking. Replace booster.

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you need to look under the truck and see witch parking brake cable is frozen

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I have a 2010 Kia spectra and when it's cold out I turn my car off an the tail lights stay on this leads to a dead battery in the morning not fun Please help!!!!

It could be the stoplights that stay on. There us a switch witch is released and activates when depressing the brake pedal. Maybe you brake pedal does not return to it's default position which disengages the switch. Spring might be loose or broken.

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Perhaps the brake switch up under the dash has come loose, the pedal returning to a non-brake position, it's default position when you enter the car, presses up upon a switch.
When you depress the brake pedal and allow the plunger to fully extend this activates your brake lights, this also allows the shifter to be moved out of park, the reason you need to press brake pedal to shift car.
So there is a chance someone kicked the switch loose or that is is defective and needs to be replaced, just follow the arm of the brake pedal upwards from where your foot presses and you will find it, you may have to remove a panel that is supposed to prevent any feet from touching the wiring while you drive...

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My break light swithes on sometimes without me even pressing the breaks. The break light also sometimes stays on even when I have taken my feet off the break. I have tried changed the break light switch...

Did you adjust the brake light switch correctly? To adjust the brake light switch, first press the brake pedal down a few inches, then pull the switch plunger rod out of the switch toward the brake pedal arm, as far as you can without using excessive force. Next, return the brake pedal to the pedal stop position against the pedal stop and pull the brake pedal toward the rear to push the brake light switch actuating plunger rod into the switch housing limited by the travel of the brake pedal arm rear travel stop position. This procedure automatically adjusts the brake light switch correctly.
If the brake lights still don't turn off with the brake pedal released, check the brake pedal arm for sticking or binding that is preventing the brake pedal arm from returning fully to the pedal stop when the brake is released.

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Every time i turn off my 98 Jeep Cherokee, the brake lights stay on until i step on the brake. Then they turn off. Is this normal or is something not right?

It is not normal. I would say your break switch is sticking. There is a button on the end that sometimes gets stuck. It turns your brake lights on and off.

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The brake lights on my 2004 Mountaineer gets stuck. I was told that the problem is probably the brake light switch. How easy is that to adjust/replace? and where can I find instructions on how to do it?

The switch rides on the shaft that the brake pedal is attached to. When you depress the pedal the shaft pushes the switch in and turns the brake lights on. When you release the pedal a spring returns the switch to its extended (OFF) position. Your problem could be a broken spring, or it could be just the switch sticking on return. A bit of spray lubricant on the switch assembly might cure the problem. Otherwise, the switch is inexpensive and simple to replace, with just one or two screws holding it in place. To locate it, just run your hand up the brake pedal shaft.

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2002 Taurus - brake lights won't turn off when car is shut off.

Usually this is caused by a broken or faulty brake switch. They are usually located above the brake pedal, inside the car. Look at the pedal from inside the car. Push the pedal down and watch it. Look for a switch that should extend a plunger when the pedal is pushed down. The plunger is supposed to go back into the switch when the pedal returns to it's normal position. This is what lets the brake lights know the pedal has been depressed. In most of the cases I have seen the plunger breaks or it gets cocked sideways and stays out or the switch holder itself breaks and the switch moves instead of the plunger. Then the brake lights think that the pedal is being pushed down even when it's not. Start there.
The only other time I have seen this is when someone used the wrong type of light bulbs in the brake lights.

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Brake light stays on just happened 143000 miles

Check your brake switch as it could be faulty hence causing a close circuit which in turn causes the brake light to stay on.It is normally located at the top of the brake pedal.Hope this helps.

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1991 Honda Accord Brake Lights Stay on

Usually there is a spring loaded switch that is activated by the brake pedal arm (under the dash). It registers on the pedal arm and when the pedal is depressed the switch is activated, causing your brake lights to illuminate.
The switch may have been bumped out of position. Hopefully this is a quick and easy fix for you...
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2001 sonoma parking brake petal wont lock into place

There's a ratchet in the top of the pedal which holds the pedal down when depressed. This ratchet is worn, broken, loose, or it just needs lubricating. I would first try WD-40 on the top of the pedal where it attaches to the frame/chassis.

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99 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brake light problem

You can adjust the switch by putting your thumbs on either side of the switch plunger and pushing toward the brake lever. The switch shaft will ratchet into the new position which is will then be depressed by the brake lever when it is the brake is not being depressed.

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