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Adding brake fluid

How to add brake fluid

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  • marty rice Feb 16, 2012

    This ultimately led me to understand that I needed te brake lines flushed out and brake pads were eorn thin & needed replaced...good info.


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Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir. Add DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid from a sealed container to the reservoir until the level reaches the full mark on the side of the reservoir. Reinstall the cap

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