Question about 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Did you clean an lube slide pins for the calipers , new hard wear ? The brake light comes on when the fluid gets low in the master cylinder or you have the parking brake on !
The brake master cylinder fluid level warning switch is an integral part of the brake master cylinder reservoir. It consists of a float containing a magnet and a reed switch mounted in the bottom of the brake master cylinder reservoir.
When the brake fluid in the brake master cylinder reservoir gets to a predetermined level, the floating magnet actuates the reed switch, causing the red brake warning indicator to illuminate. Loss of brake fluid will cause this system to activate.
The brake master cylinder is a dual-piston type.
The brake master cylinder is assisted by a power brake booster. For additional information, refer to Section 206-07 .
The following conditions are considered normal and not indications that the brake master cylinder is in need of repair or replacement:
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds ridiculous maybe, but have you by any chance tried braking hard, at lower speed on a gravel road, just to see if you can pick up on which wheel is grabbing first. I recall a rear wheel cylinder partially seized with slight leak on rear of one of my vehicles, causing front end to whip over on braking. Only after hitting them hard at slower speed on gravel road, was I able to pick up on it.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: Spongy brakes
So long as the brake booster is working, test it by turning on the engine, press the brake pedal all the way down, then shut off engine keeping your foot on the brake pedal, if the pedal comes up slightly pushing against your foot then the booster IS working.
Did you BLEED the brakes??????
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
I just went to Brake Masters this morning and had them replace the Master Cylinder since I was experiencing the pedal very spongy and going to the floor. When they replaced the Master Cylinder and they gave me back the car, the brakes were still spongy and going to the floor. I addressed this to them and they took another look at it, but when I took it for a second time, the brakes were extremely spongy. It was almost like they gave me back my car in worst condition to when I brought it in. Can you help?
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
There's a special tool required to compress the rear caliper pistons. You may want to rent the tool. If you look at the piston you'll see one or two notches. The special tool has nipples to fit these notches. The caliper piston will have to be compressed with the tool and the notches will have to be placed in the o'clock and 6 o'clock for the brake pads to slide over the rotor. If you rent the special tool have the renter show you how to use it.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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