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Re: Brake system warning on first start. Attn Colin Barfoot

Colin, sorry to miss your first posting.  We had an 86 5000s that did that.
It was an internal leak in the Bomb.  It would only do what you describe the
first start of the day if it did it at all.  If you have someone else start
the car, and stand and watch the resevoir at first start, you will likely
see the fluid level fluctuate.  How long it is safe to go with an internal
leak in the pressure accumulator, I don't know. 


>Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 00:39:34 +0000
>From: John Graham <jgraham1@erols.com>
>Subject: Re: Brake system warning on first start.
>Colin Barfoot wrote:
>> 2 out of the last 4 times I have taken the car to work lately after
>> about 2minutes of driving the red brake system check light comes on stays
>> there forabout 1 minute then goes out and doesn't return.  The second
start of the day 9 hours later doesn't get the alarm. There doesn't seem to
be any relationship between steering or brake use and those systems feel normal.
>> I checked the resevoir and the level was fine..~ 1/4" down from full
>> but thats it. There doesn't seem to be any leaks either.So do I have a
serious developing problem? Or a check function fault?

>  As long as the light does not flash when you pump the brakes, your ok.
>If it does, you have to replace the brake pressure accumulator, AKA the
>1990 CQ