1981 Firebird Trans-am brake problem


Asked by Jul 28, 2014 at 02:11 PM about the 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1981 Trans-am firebird. The brake light was staying on. I changed the mastercylinder, proportioning valve, the hydrobooster, and have bleed the brakes several times. Now it comes on when I push the brakes all the way down. I notice that when I set the park brakes, the light doesn't come on. No schematic in my TM. Thoughts???

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Brake light means low brake fluid in the reservior or the brake fluid level sensor is faulty. Is it leaking anywhere?

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The brake fluid is fine. The only sensor I can find is on the proportioning valve. I jumped it and it illuminates the brake light on the instrument panel.

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I have a 1998 Firebird trans am, my front tires are completely lock, I did replace the front tires dics, brake pads and calipers but still lock, do not freely turn. The front left caliper dripped a melky brake fluid. I have not touch the master cylinder and hoses. What could be my problem????

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