"Brake" Warning Light under Acceleration

Lawrence C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Fri Dec 29 00:01:20 EST 2000

Both fluid levels up to snuff. I did notice one other thing. This only
happens accelerating from rest. Accelerating while in motion (such as
passing) doesn't trigger the light. So, my previous description was
somewhat wrong. Also, seems to happen more when the engine is cold. 


On Thu, 28 Dec 2000 15:29:58 -0500 "Stephen Bigelow" <sbigelow at sprint.ca>
>*Both* fluid levels are up to correct levels, right?
>Low pressure (as told by the sensor in the servo) is usually evidenced 
>> Hello Listers:
>> My '89 200Q has been flashing the "Brake" warning light under 
>moderate to
>> hard acceleration, such as entering traffic or passing. It doesn't 
>> related to boost level (occurs anywhere from 0.7 - 1.3 bar on the 
>> gauge) as at times where there is elevated boost, such as going up 
>> without accelerating, the light doesn't come on. Is this a sign my
>> hydraulic pump is failing (my bomb is already pretty weak, so I 
>> most boost is coming entirely from the pump). Note, ABS works, 
>> steering seems fine, but I also do have a leaky rack. Any ideas?
>> TIA!
>> LL - NY

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