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*KRONIK* wrote:i suspected this as the fluid level was a lil above the low mark...
i also know the pads will be due for change by next month (its on the agenda)
question tho: how come the light only comes on when she is driving??
Kenjo wrote:once the pads are changed all should be well.
BLUE_CP9A wrote:Don't top up the fluid, when new pads a put it they will sort it out.
Kenjo wrote:i had this same problem with flickering of the hand brake light due to the pads needing to change.she possibly has a more aggressive driving style because especially on hard cornering the light would come on in my sx4.definitely dont top up the brake fluid but verify that it is borderline low.once the pads are changed all should be well.the light would come on so momentarily it might be that your wife is much more observant than you
Big Z wrote:Kenjo wrote:once the pads are changed all should be well.BLUE_CP9A wrote:Don't top up the fluid, when new pads a put it they will sort it out.
If you have a mechanic who pushes the brake fluid from the caliper piston back into the brake lines, ABS pump and master cylinder reservoir, get a new mechanic.
The proper procedure for pad replacement is to open the bleed valve, remove the pad and use a spread tool to push the piston in. All the fluid displaced will new be lost via the bleed valve. Replace the brake pads, top up the brake fluid with fresh fluid from a sealed container, pump up the brakes and then bleed the system.
Kenjo wrote:well my problem was corrected but i dont know what procedure lifestyle motors used.but the general consensus is that the OP should not top up the brake fluid but verify according to your advice how will the mechanic change the pads and replace/push back up the fluid .
Big Z wrote:Brakes should be bled after a brake pad/shoe change to ensure that there is no air in the brake fluid system.
A complete brake fluid flush should be done annually, where every drop of old fluid is removed from the system.
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