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Old 04-15-2010, 07:16 PM
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so some of you no im driving my stepdads f350 tell i can fix the ranger (bad brakes is wat we are thinking)

so my problem is the parking brake light randomly comes on and i have no clue why. the brake is off fully. when it comes on i pull the lever to release it and then grab the peddle and pull up. it works some times.

any clue of how i can fix this??

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Old 04-15-2010, 09:09 PM
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The sensors do go bad on them after awhile, just ignore it and bomb it
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:10 PM
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The sensors do go bad on them after awhile, just ignore it and bomb it
uhm.... no sir.


check the brake fluid level in the res. under the hood. probably just a low fluid level.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:11 PM
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Your ebrake doesn't use your brake fluid....its mechanical not hydraulic
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:14 PM
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Yes....but alot of Ford's of that era and even of late, if the brake fluid is low in the reservore, it'll trigger a warning light. That warning light is the parking brake light. My ex's 2002 Focus did the same thing....

I'd check out the brake fluid tank...
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:15 PM
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Your ebrake doesn't use your brake fluid....its mechanical not hydraulic
dude... i get what you're saying.. BUT that same light, believe it or not, serves more than one purpose. its also an indicator of trouble in the braking system.. not just an idiot light for ppl that cant remember to release the parking brake. in this instance, you are wrong.


when the "brake" light comes on and off its normally due to a low fluid level.
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yes....but alot of ford's of that era and even of late, if the brake fluid is low in the reservore, it'll trigger a warning light. That warning light is the parking brake light. My ex's 2002 focus did the same thing....

I'd check out the brake fluid tank...
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:19 PM
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Yes....but alot of Ford's of that era and even of late, if the brake fluid is low in the reservore, it'll trigger a warning light. That warning light is the parking brake light. My ex's 2002 Focus did the same thing....

I'd check out the brake fluid tank...
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dude... i get what you're saying.. BUT that same light, believe it or not, serves more than one purpose. its also an indicator of trouble in the braking system.. not just an idiot light for ppl that cant remember to release the parking brake. in this instance, you are wrong.


when the "brake" light comes on and off its normally due to a low fluid level.
Did not know that, I have an abs light for that in my other truck...my bad
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