Brake issue with my 89 Toyota pickup

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  1. tribeachpunk

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    its the 3L V6

    The parking break like is always on. Always.

    I can tell that the break itself is fully functional..
    I've determined that even though the light is on, the break is not stuck on.
    When I pull the break out to park, it holds.

    Just curious, its not a problem yet

    any ideas?
     
  2. DCM

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    My brake light came on on my 83 when my alternator went to shit. Don't know if yours is similar, but something to look in to.
     
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    Check your brake fluid. Could be low.
     
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    That too. I forgot about that. Was thinking about it, and i think for the alternator another light was on as well as the brake.
     
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    your fluid level is probably low i see it just about every day witch means that u should look in to some brakes
     
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    That was it. :bigthumb: Thanks
     
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    Check your rear wheel cylinders and make sure they're not leaking onto your brake shoes.

    Brake fluid is one of those things that doesn't just "disappear"
     
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    If you have to keep adding fluid - there is a leak.


    If you just added once, your brake shoes/pads have worn and the pistons require more fluid - you should see if your brakes need new shoes/pads.
     

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