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What Do the Press Clutch or Press Brake Pedal Warning Lights Mean?
The press clutch and press brake pedal lights remind you to press on the brake or clutch before starting the engine or while in park mode.

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My ford Fairmond car brake works only by pressing hard on the brake pedal while driving to stop.
Hi there. First check the brake fluid and make sure that it's full and clean. If the brake fluid is black in color and is the original brake fluid in the vehicle, I recommend flushing the brake fluid to remove...
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2006 Audi brake pedal hard replaced booster with no results
To begin with the booster needs a vacuum source. You said you replaced the line, but there is a check valve in the line, it is probably installed at the booster end of the line. It looks like just an...
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Brake sinks slowly while at stop
The most common cause for the brake pedal to sink slowly to the floor will be the brake master cylinder internal pressure cup failure. The seals may be worn or sludged up from old dirty brake fluid. I have...
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Brakes going to the floor
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle brake pedal going to the floor before and after the brake master cylinder replacement, is a safety concern. I recommend not driving your vehicle until, this problem is resolved. Your...
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Wheel locked, brake pedal wont go down, shift wont move and ignition wont turn?
Hello. You are likely experiencing an engine failure of some type. Do not let this scare you at first. All of these systems that are failing depend on the engine functioning correctly in order to do their job. Without vacuum...
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The brakes are spongy while the car is running but the pedal is normal when it's off
The brake pedal becoming hard to push while the engine is off is a sure sign of a normal brake booster and one way check valve. Make sure there is no air in the brake system. It sounds like you...
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My brake pedal goes straight to the floor when I press down to brake and my car take a second longer to stop
You should first look in the master cylinder reservoir to see if there is fluid in it. If the fluid is low or gone then you will need to fill the brake fluid. After the fluid is filled then have...
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Brakes fade and pedal go to the floor
The brake pedal should stay up hard when you have the engine off. As long as you do not see any loss of fluid after system is bled out of any air in the system. You may need to have...
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Brake pedal is to small for my big foot friend. Is there another larger (longer or wider) to put on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are pedal extensions on the market you can purchase to raise the pedal up higher. Typically there are other ways to adjust the pedals as well (typically for performance or handicap purposes). These...
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There's no pressure in my brake pedal
If you had multiple components of the brake system replaced and have already repaired leaking brake lines, then the next thing you need to do is verify that the brake master cylinder is full of fluid and stays full. Once...
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Sometimes at very low speeds the brake pedal becomes hard and cannot be pressed.
It seems that your brake booster is not working well at low speeds. In this case, when the engine is not able to provide proper vacuum, the brake pedal gets hard. Try to press the brake pedal when the engine...
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Brakes issue with the booster
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see what issues you are encountering. If you had to replace the brake booster, then you are implying that the brake pedal is hard. If you have replaced the brake booster and...
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The brake pedal is low and hard to press, and my car does not brake well
It sounds like the brake booster is failing. The hissing sound you heard was air leaking through either a vacuum or vent valve in the brake booster itself. The valve failure prevents the booster from generating brake boost, making the...
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Could the brake servo booster that the master cylinder attaches to cause the brake pedal's excessive travel?
Hi there. Typically, when a brake booster fails, the result is a hard to push brake pedal. The pressure release you hear is engine vacuum and may be normal considering, the brake pedal travels to the floor. With no apparent...
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Problem of irregular idle anytime I apply the brakes, it quits Peugeot 307
Hi - from your description of symptoms, it sounds like the brake booster has an air leak, or possibly the hose to the brake booster has a leak. The brake booster uses engine vacuum for braking assist. If the booster...
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Brake pedal height 4 inches too high.
Hi there. There is a lever that is attached to the brake pedal that has an adjustment screw. The screw was pushed out making the brake pedal higher than normal. Turn the screw inward and the pedal height should drop....
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My brake pedals feel really low
This may be related to your brake booster failing or potentially a vacuum leak in the braking system. Your braking system works on hydraulic pressure that is maintained through a series of processes that create this hydraulic pressure that begins...
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Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed.
Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic...
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Low brake pedal and anti-lock brakes are not kicking in.
The brake pedal is working to stop the vehicle, but there may be air in the controller unit causing the ABS brakes to not function. I recommend bleeding the brake system from the farthest location from the master cylinder to...
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hard pedal, no brake action or fluid with engine on or off.
If the brake system was working before and now the brake pedal is hard and the front calipers are not moving, then the brake booster has failed (which is the hissing sound that you are hearing) and there seems to...

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