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Why do I get an onboard dash read out saying check braking system at high way speed?

I have started getting a chime and my dash display reads check braking system and red brake light comes on lower right right side of dash goes away on car restart and does not happen with city drive speeds

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Have a shop check for codes & check their
data base, to learn how to diagnose the issue

Same procedure as any vehicle problem

Stop using it & get to work looking for any problem
& resolve them, as you find them

The light may go away,but not the problem,get it fixed

Posted on May 09, 2014

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SOURCE: Unknown warning chime on 2000 Expedition

This is basically the door chime that stays on. I had the same problems in a couple Ford trucks. the only easy solution it to find where the chime speaker is on your expedition and disconnect it. It should be somewhere behind where your stereo is.

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SOURCE: 2005 Ford Escape Hissing sound

The power brake booster has a bad valve. I can't suggest where to find a new valve for it, but you can buy a rebuilt replacement. They are usually not hard to put on.

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Could be the brake booster.

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SOURCE: 2004 ford freestar...I have a VERY high pitch

I had this problem and took it to a dealer. There is a service bulletin on this problem... replace the wheel bearings as they are a known problem. Could be a batch production problem. This fixed my problem.

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WELL CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE.IF FUSE GOOD HAVE CAR SCANNED FOR A GENERATOR FAULT CODE.YOUR ALTERNATOR IS PCM CONTROL.WITH CAR RUNNING YOUR VOLTAGE OUT PUT AT BATTERY FROM ALTERNATOR SHOULD BE 13.5 TO 14.5 VOLTS.CHECK BATTERY CABLES MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN AND FREE FROM CORROSION.

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