Brake Warning Light

Tiny
BUMPNRUN71
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  • 1997 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 158,000 MILES
The brake light on the dash stays on. The emergency brake is not engaged, and I've checked the pedal to make sure it wasn't slightly depressed. It did go out for a short period of time while driving, but came back on after applying the brakes to stop. What could be the cause of this?
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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 10:07 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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There are two main reasons the brake warning light is coming on either you or low on fluid or you have a imbalance of pressure in the system like a leak or the master cylinder is bad. Here is a guide to help you figure out the problem:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-system-warning-light-on

Please let us know what happens.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 10:27 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the information. I did some checking from the guide you gave and replaced the master cylinder. All good now.
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Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 AT 12:11 PM

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