Question about 2000 Honda Accord

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The light goes off after driving for awhile.
DOT3 fluid is well above the line, parking break is down position.

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  • hyojiggy Sep 29, 2009

    i've read about master cylinder issue on this vehicle. is this something i should check for first?

    people are suggesting that i should replace the master brake cylinder?

    is this something that i can do?
    (i can do stuff like brake pads, rotor replace, and bleed brake fluid and stuff).

  • hyojiggy Oct 02, 2009

    this fixed it



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If lights go off after driving i"d check the alternator belt or idler pulley tension.

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  • steve t Oct 03, 2009

    is there any sign of leakage from any lines going to the master cylinder or ABS system...check all brake areas going to the calipers up under the center of the wheels for signs of leaks.
    does brake pedal feel normal? Now if all this checks good and fluid level is good, then it sounds to me that it could be the switch on your parking park lever is causing this...cycle it up and down a few times.... maybe it has dirty contacts or is loose. Also i'm not sure if your master cylinder has and electrical connector that goes to it.. if it does, well thats probably a brake fliud level sensor and it might be loose dirty or bad..pull it off if brake light comes on...that it. I"ve changed the master cylinder in my older model car and used a rebuild kit..wasn't real hard..but i had to have another person behind the wheel to push on the pedal so i could bleed the master cylinder lines just to insure no trapped air in system...please, if you've never done this before have some one help you that has and dont drive the car until your satisfied that the brakes work properly.



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