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Old 11-26-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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Ok well i'll try to make this short and sweet and to the point since i'm really short on time. I have an 06 wrx with 40k mi, ss brake lines have been on the car for about 20k and new pads with about 10k on them. I just got home from a 30 day deployment, I drove home from va to nj about half way there I decided to get on the gas a little coming out of a toll, I get to 2nd at about 5000 push the clutch in and about half way thru the shift the e-brake light comes on. The lever was down, I pulled off to the side and the light went off when i stopped but came on when i pulled the lever normal right. Ok well i accelerated again and nothing happend till an hour or so later where i hit another toll accelerated and it came on like before so i stopped and it goes off. But from that point on whenever i accelerated the light comes on. Can anyone give me any thoughts as to what it might be or where to look. I thought it was the abs sensor but the abs light doesnt come on. Well hopefully i can get this fixed in the next couple days or get an idea atleast as to what it is. Since i have to drive back to Va on friday. Thanks everyone in advance.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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usually this means your brake fluid reservoir is a tad low. Normally this happens when your brake pads start to wear and there is more fluid in the caliper and less in the reservoir. I would fill it to the max indicator and see if your problem comes back.

On the other hand, if you have a mushy brake pedal that sinks to the floor with steady pressure on it (and the car running) then you likely have a hydraulic leak.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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I just checked the fluid it was just above the minimum mark so i added a little fluid hopefully this is a simple fix and not a prelude to bad news. Thanks for the quick reply. I really appreciate it.
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