Join Date: May 2003
Location: Chandler, AZ, USA
Yes, I've looked all through the Hall of Wisdom, but couldn't find specific info on my problem. I have a 2002 LT with ~45K miles on it. I have replaced the brake lines (a year or so ago), and followed the manual procedures for refilling and bleeding the brake system. Had zero problems with it after that work.
The other day, the brake failure annunciators went wild. The left light blinks at the 4Hz rate, and the right light is steadily lit. I saw the matrix of light indications in the manual, but that doesn't provide any useful info. The three reservoirs are all full, and the battery is new and charged fully. The rear brake pads are about one-eight of an inch thick, plus the backing plates. The front brake seems to work normally, servo and all, but the rear pedal is mushy, with only residual braking, and the servo motor doesn't come on when the rear brake is actuated. Brake light behavior is normal for both front and rear actuators. None of the manuals gives any indication of proper resistive reading for the ABS sensors, but my rear one shows an open circuit. Wiring from the connector to the collar on the sensor is intact.
I would appreciate hearing from others who have experienced the same problem, and the solutions that they found. Thanks.
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