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Looking for brake fluid reservoir on 1987 Pontiac 1000

Brake light keeps coming on...looking for the reservoir to see if it is low on fluid. Can't find it.

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  • yikesisurren Dec 10, 2008

    I am sorry I haven't responded sooner. I have been trying to communicate this information to my son..(it is his car) and he is 200 miles away...getting ready to come home for the Holidays. He told me before I asked for help, that he had looked all over under his hood. He knows where mine is in my car and what it should look like. He sees no such thing in his car.
    I would rate this response as very timely and SHOULD be the "simple" FixYa...but to no avail.
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The resevoir is located under hood on drivers side close to steering wheel

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