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The brake indicator light came on briefly when I started my 6-Cylinder 1995 Plymouth Acclaim a few days ago. I had low-pressure when I pressed the brake-peddle initially as I backed out of a parking space, but it recovered a minute or so later & the light went out. Now the light is always on and there is no pressure, although the brakes do work -- I use this as a 'commuter car'. This happened 'out of the blue' - I didn't see any fluid leak. Two questions: What could have happened? Is there a temporary fix - week or 10 days ?

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I think that the brake indicator can mean either the parking brake is on or there is a problem with the braking system. It could be you are low on brake fluid or that there is an imbalance between the hydraulic circuits.

The first thing I would check is the brake fluid level. As your pads wear, more brake fluid remains in the calipers and the level in the master cylinder can drop. Fill it up and see if the problem goes away..

IF this is not working then try to get the car repaired..

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