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    Question Intermittent Brake Lite on when stopping.

    I have a 2002 Caravan SE. When I stop, the brake lite comes on. Usually after I have taken the foot off the brake and started moving. It stays on for a couple of seconds and then goes out. Stops fine. I thought it might be trying to tell me that the the front disk brakes were low, and pulled the wheels.
    They are fine. No error codes on the regular ODBII. Any suggestions?

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    How is the fluid level and does the ABS work when needed?
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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    if i was to guess based on what you described either the master cylinder or booster is the cause.

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    Yes the ABS seems to be OK. No indications it's not. No lites. Fluid level
    seems OK.

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    How are the rear brakes as well? I know in our durango that the brake light used to come on occasionally when the rear brakes were worn. Rebuilding them took care of the light.
    Candy the van. '98 Sport 3.8L 132,200 miles. Used trans at ~96k. Great piece of my life and a fine van.

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    Try adding a tablespoon of brake fluid and see if this solves the problem. This is a classic symptom of the fluid being a little low, low enoguh to trip the light.

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    Check your Parking Brake pedal/switch also...
    the "BRAKE" light is triggered by both - brake fluid level sensor and "hand brake" switch
    relevant vehicle: '05 -=C=- T&C Ltd @~100K

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    Thanks all for your insight. Andyg, DASander and atoman were apparently correct. I added
    a little brake fluid and the problem seems to have gone away. Didn't think it was low, but
    apparently so. Thanks everyone....

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