Q: Brake Pedal not Returning to “Resting” Position
What helps the brake pedal return to its resting position: pressure from the cylinder or a spring? Mine is having troulbe turning off the brake lights unless I lift the pedal with my foot after braking. Yes, I’ve tried adjusting the brakelight switch to no avail.
A: The brake pedal depends on the rod coming out of the booster/master cylinder to push it back up and turn off the brake lights. Try removing the pin that attaches the clevis to the pedal. Unthread the clevis so that you extend the rod lenght. Try a quarter inch at a time, reattaching the clevis to the pedal to see if it is coming up far enough to depress the switch. There is also a thin piece of metal on the pedal arm that contacts the switch. You might be able to bend this enough to contact the switch.
You may also check your master cylinder reservoir to insure you have enough fluid too!
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