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The brake light on the dash stays on i have replaced the rear brake shoes wheel cylinders and drums master cylinder front pads caliper and rotor on my 1988 gmc 1500 pick up the light will not go out

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  • mpwjaa06 Oct 03, 2008

    I have a 93 Suburban and the right front Caliper is locked. No warning light came on for the ABS and don't know what to do. Any help will be great.

  • jmcinsa Mar 13, 2009

    Well i had my truck sitting in my drive way for about a month with the emergency brake on being that i was repairing the transmission.When we finally stabed the trans back in i released the emergency brake and to my suprise the light for the "E"brake light was staying on.

    I noticed however that when i take off from a dead stop that it feels like the emergency brake is still on.

    I was just wandering that could this be because the brakes have not released completly.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    we already replaced the pads hoses calipers &rotors to no avail is it possible the master cylinder could lock up one wheel? or could the abs be a factor?

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There is a level switch in the master cylinder if the fluid level is low it will turn on the light and If you pressure or vacuum bleed the brakes you will center the proporting valve switch that warns of low brake pressure in either Front or rear.
Vacuum bleeding I have found to work the best.
Make sure the Park brake lever is all the way released. If you find this informationn helpful please leave me a favorable rating and by all means contact me if I can be of any further help.
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