PT Cruiser Forum  
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Parking Brake Light upon Acceleration

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jan 2006, 11:15 am
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Dallas, TX.
Posts: 117
Default Parking Brake Light upon Acceleration

My 2003 GT Cruiser has developed an odd behavior on moderate acceleration from a stop or harder acceleration when rolling -- the parking brake light briefly illuminates. It gives the warning ding on the first occurance during any running period. The car has about 22K miles on it. It is running flawlessly and there are no symptoms of any problems. And ... of course I'm certain that the parking brake is not on or partly on. The warning light works properly if I pull the brake while moving and goes off properly when the brake is released.

Any thoughts on the cause?

Does the parking brake work on the rear wheels? I haven't looked yet.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jan 2006, 12:45 pm
CREWZIN's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: West Central Florida
Posts: 24,134
Default

John,

Lots of people are experiencing the same thing and 99% of the time it turns out to be that your low in brake fluid in the reservoir. As your brakes wear out the fluid in the reservoir drops down to fill in the lines when your pads have to be closer to the rotors. Make sure you use the right kind of brake fluid when topping off.

Of course you might be the 1% that's having a different problem, but check that first.
__________________
......
...just CREWZIN along! . . . PT Cruiser Links Moderator
2000 PT. Original Owner, 118,000 miles
MY technical suggestions are given in GOOD FAITH without total guarantee, if in doubt go to a garage.
Visit My Home Page www.CREWZIN.com
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jan 2006, 03:36 pm
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Dallas, TX.
Posts: 117
Default

Thank you very much Crewzin. Somehow I've missed that after reading this forum for over 3 years!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jan 2006, 05:22 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Posts: 1,984
Default

Yeah diffinitly the 99% problem of low fluid, should be looked at and checked, may also be time for new brake pads and or rotors.
__________________
Kingkole02
Just Cruisin, 03 N/A auto. TE Steel Blue w/ pearl coat & chrome package. Too many extras to list, see pics
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 20 Jan 2006, 06:35 pm
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Dallas, TX.
Posts: 117
Default

My cruiser is for sale, so I will check the pads as I don't want to dump that problem on somebody. I've been thinking that it would be nice (for the buyer) if I replace the battery too, because at 3+ years old, it can't have too long to go.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 27 Jan 2006, 08:07 am
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Posts: 1,984
Default

Batteries are no big deal to get. That is something that will make the PT seem a better drive too, must never notice that difference until they drop in a new battery. The car feel more lively.

If you selling, you always want the vehicle to feel and drive its best regardless of how it actually is. So if you have worn pads, you will feel the grind a little more, which may make some think something is wrong besides the brakes needing new pads.

I had a bent axle on one of my old cars, didn't know it because I was too stupid, I thought it was just the brakes. It cost me 1200 after purchasing for 5900. Total sale 6100.
__________________
Kingkole02
Just Cruisin, 03 N/A auto. TE Steel Blue w/ pearl coat & chrome package. Too many extras to list, see pics
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
parking brake light going on??? yobiebs Tech & Performance Forum 8 01 Nov 2007 09:25 am
brake light /chime comes on when foot is in fan pppt03turbo General Turbo Discussions 3 14 Nov 2005 09:41 am
Parking Brake Light comes on when shifting patbluecruiser Tech & Performance Forum 6 17 Dec 2004 06:33 pm
Brake Light Warning and chime sound. GTinAZ General PT Cruiser Discussions 14 14 Dec 2004 08:33 am
Parking brake light coming on CHROMEDCRUISER Tech & Performance Forum 8 06 Dec 2004 09:11 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors