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1997 Ford Explorer Question: Why does the red brake light come on.



agomez1997, 4.0L V6, Lubbock, TX, April 23, 2012, 14:21

The red brake light comes on from time to time.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (15171 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 23, 2012, 16:00

    1st ck your brake fluid level. then the rest of the breaks. possible low fluid level

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    April 23, 2012, 22:04

    The "BRAKE" light monitors more than just whether the parking brake is applied. Do not ignore this. The most common reason is low brake fluid.
    Air in any of the lines can set off the alarm, also.
    Check out the brakes or have someone check them for you.
    Take care.

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