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#1747472 - 04/19/09 10:31 AM brake warning lights
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Registered: 04/18/09
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Loc: georgia
every so often while driving my bake warning light and the abs warning light come on and stays lit I have brakes still but it stays on till the car is turned off for a little bit but gone when I crank it all seems to be working well so should I even worry a friend said to clean the abs sensor near the wheels whats your reccomendation oh yea its a 03 p71 (crown vic)

Edited by cash_2003p71 (04/19/09 10:32 AM)
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#1747483 - 04/19/09 10:47 AM Re: brake warning lights [Re: cash_2003p71]
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#1748017 - 04/19/09 11:30 PM Re: brake warning lights [Re: Interim]
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First check your brake fluid level. If it is low the brake/parking brake warning lamp will illuminate.

The ABS lamp may be coming on because of a intermittent fault (ie a wheel speed sensor (also recommend cleaning)), or something as simple as a wheel speed variance (ie from a mismatched tire size)
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#1750761 - 04/23/09 09:22 AM Re: brake warning lights [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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i have the red brake system warning light coming on in 07 crown vic when i brake very hard (only when the vehicle is in motion). The car also pulls to one side. the fluid level is high, and the parking brake is off.

i just brought it to the dealership and they told me the braking parts are extremely rusty, and they would need to resurface the rotors, and put new pads in, and that would fix the problem. does this sound reasonable? i can't figure out why rusty brake components would cause the red warning light to come on, or how resurfacing the rotors and new pads would fix this.

Edited by 89hrl (04/23/09 09:25 AM)
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#1750828 - 04/23/09 10:59 AM Re: brake warning lights [Re: 89hrl]
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Ask them if they'll refund your money if it doesn't fix it. Personally I doubt that's your problem. Is the car parked outside for extended periods? It could possibly be a bad M/C or even bad connection somewhere. Does the car only pull on hard braking?

Did you bring it to Tower Ford ? I've heard good and bad things about them.

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#1757343 - 05/01/09 03:16 PM Re: brake warning lights [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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Registered: 04/18/09
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Loc: georgia
checked the fluid it was just below the max line so I filled it to the line.my tires all match. so another question is how do I clean the sensors? does it involve taking the wheel off? it seems that the warning lights are on more than off now.
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