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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 1st, 07, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Brake idot light flashes

I converted the 69 from manual drums to power disks using all vintage/restored parts, no aftermarket. It stops like a cat on carpet now but there is one small nagging problem. When you step on the brake peddle with any amount of enthusiasm, the brake idot light flashes, once. IF you sneek up on em or hold the peddle it doesn't do it. Has anyone seen/cured this in the past. I did recycle the splitter block from the drums but all else is different. The hold of valve (acorn) is a vintage piece I got off ebay, booster and master were rebuilt DM, and calipers are rebuilds. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Brake idot light flashes

sounds like you may still have air in the system

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Re: Brake idot light flashes

The system failure warning light is coming on because the piston in the combination valve/distribution block is not properly centered or is not staying centered. This is that brass stud the wire is attached to in the center of the block.
As stated, it may be some residual air in system causing it to move off-center or the piston got off-center while you were bleeding system. If it is the former (air) then re-bleed to remove any air, if it is the latter (moved while bleeding) then try stabbing (press hard and fast) the brake pedal several times in a row to see if it will move to recenter on it's own.

I have had to replace the valve (worse case) on a few occations as it was sticking and would not recenter correctly.

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Re: Brake idot light flashes

get a new combo valve
at least do that cuz with old parts you never know what might fail.


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Re: Brake idot light flashes

Thanx for the responses. I will try stabbing and bleeding.

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