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2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: What does it mean when both brake and battery light come on at the same time

 

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kimcooper04, San Antonio, TX, August 27, 2012, 06:24
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While driving the service engine light came on first, then when I came to a stop light they came on simutaneously, going on and off at the same time. I did not to long ago have my alternator replaced, which is what I noticed from looking on line most comments made state it might be going out.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13199 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 27, 2012, 06:49
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    CK THE CHARGING SYSTEM AND THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL. IF BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW YOU MAY NEED BRAKES OR POSS BRK FLUID LEAK

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    kimcooper04, August 27, 2012, 07:28
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    Guy I work with checked the fluid plenty there and looked clean, I am probably going to stop by auto zone to have it scanned

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    ziptie12, August 28, 2012, 07:40
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    AS already stated check charging system AND battery. Don't buy parts without diagnosis. CODES are NOT a diagnosis , they are an indication of the system being affected by a fault. Wrong voltage readings (such as a battery with a bad cell , or a faulty alternator) will sometimes cause codes to set in error.

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    fhputnam November 06, 2012, 06:56
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    Very possible your alternator is on the way out.
    Also if you have leaking valve gasket that is dropping oil down on your alternator you should have it checked out!
    It has happened to me twice

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    kimcooper04, November 06, 2012, 09:31
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    Thanks for the feed back, it was too much to deal with so I traded in for something better.

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