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Help Brake Pad Light Went On !!!

OH MAN I WAS DRIVING AND MY BRAKE PAD LIGHT WENT ON MANMA! MAYBE THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY OTHER BRAKE PROBLEM WHERE THERE COULD BE AIR IN THE LINES MANMA! WHAT SHOULD I DO MANMA!
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:34 AM
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Turn the car in to the dealer. It's worn out.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:38 AM
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i dont have a dealer, im serious socal do i need to replace da fockin brake pads?
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:43 AM
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Well, maybe.

Not having an 86 to look at and since you describe this as the brake pad warning light and not a brake systems warning light; yes you need to replace some pads.

Now if this is a brake systems warning light then it could also be low brake fluid or one of the pad sensors may be shorting to ground.
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hmm ok i got another question. The master cylinder didnt have any brake fluid, and i filled it back up and now the fluid is in there. But i think there is air in the brake lines. The car has had almost no brake pedal (like you have to push it to the ground or pump the pedal a few times to even get to stop). Would this cause the brake pads to wear out faster?
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:54 AM
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Have to do two things: Find out where the leak is and fix it. Then bleed the brakes.
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It should not cause you pads to wear faster, but having spongy brakes/brake fad is a really bad and unsafe thing. Just bleed your brakes and you will be fine. This is a 2 person job unless you have a special tool. I prefer the 2 person method (one on the brakes, one to loosen the bleeder screw).
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There is no leak! All of the fluid is in there!
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NOT! You just said it was down and you filled it. Also you have an idicator light on. Where did the fluid go that you replaced?
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ok all of the fluid left like last week. im not too sure where it went. So i refilled it, and NOW ALL OF THE FLUID IS IN THERE. It has been there since last week when i refilled it, but now today, the brake pad light went on.
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Find the leak and fix it.

Check the clutch system as it comes off of the side of the brake reservoir.
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but the leak is gone! there is fluid in there!
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wow, my car has a brake pad light

excellent!
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Umm. . . change the brake pads?
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Do the following things:

1) Replace all brake pads & brake pad wear sensors (need to be replaced)
2) flush your brake fluid, tighten all the line connectors up
3) replenish your brake fluid, bleed the system.

TADA FIKSTHED!
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Brando! You are finally reading the manuals!
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the brake pad light was off while i was driving last night, is this normal?
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are brakes easy to replaced, and do i need to replace all of the brake pads?

The brakes were done 10,000 miles ago. Should brakes wear out this fast?
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I think it´s normal for the pads,don´t ask too much. Rotors should last way longer,but pads not so,seems normal if you use them.

I would like all my bills were as cheap as a replace brake pads bill....
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the brake pad light was off while i was driving last night, is this normal?
yes. when the brake pad sensors are first "activated", the sensors can still be partially intact and the indicator light will sometimes go back out. but once they get really worn through, the light will stay on permanently
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