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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 02, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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I drove my '69 Z28 last nite (non JL8) and at the end of the drive, I noticed the brake pedal feel changed somewhat. The pedal itself started making a groan noise when I pressed it. It might have felt a little "gritty" as well. When I pulled the car in the garage, I noticed that the brake lights were still on when I climbed out of the car. I reached into the car and depressed the brake pedal down, then lifted it up from below with my foot. The brake lites went off. I haven't drive the car again since. Does anyone know what might be going on here. Do I need a new brake light switch, or is it something more serious?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 02, 07:58 PM
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Power brakes or not?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 02, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 02, 05:19 AM
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maybe just the return spring on the pedal broke.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 02, 06:00 AM
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Don't worry partner, its probably just the spring that hooks onto the clevis causing the brake pedal to contaxt the brake light switch. I just went through this myself.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 02, 02:14 PM
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Power brake cars don't have a return spring on the pedal - it's internal, in the booster. I'd have it looked at.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 02, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks John, that's good advice. I just went hunting in my parts catalogs for the spring mentioned above and I discovered it doesnt exist on a PB car.

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