Re: I need to add brake fluid to the master cyclinder
Open the hood. Look on the drivers side. Find the Battery. Now as you are facing the vehicle go just to the left and a bit farther in than the battery. There is a yellow cap with the Brake symbol on it. That is the reservoir for the Master Brake cylinder. All the check and fill points have a yellow caps. ie transmission oil, eng oil, rad coolent, brake fluid, and power steering fluid.
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It sounds like you have air in your brake lines. This is usually caused by a very low brake fluid in the master cyclinder. To fix this problem fill up the master cyclinder with brake fluid and bleed the front wheel brake cyclinders until the air bubbles are removed. Keep the master cyclinder topped up with brake fluid. Then bleed the rear wheel brake cyclinders until the air bubbles are removed. Don't forget to top up the brake fluid in the master cyclinder.
The brake fluid goes in a reservoir on top of the master cyclinder inside the firewall under the hood.
Open the hood of your 1998 Chevy Malibu and locate the brake fluid reservoir. On a 1998 Malibu, it's located on the driver's side closest to the front windshield. Open the reservoir tank and place the cap in a safe place where it won't get lost. Fill it to the fill line and not above then replace the cap and your done. Now you need to figure out where the brake fluid is going since this is a closed system and if it is low then your brakes are getting worn and more fluid is accumulating in the lines due to more travel of the brake cyclinders or you have a leak. The master cylinder should look like this picture, if you find this helpful, a vote with the thumbs up would be appreciated
Hi, the brake fluid goes under the bonnet the bottle will be located at the top of the engine and it will be either side of the engine it should have a warning label on it tellin you to put only brake fluid in. Make sure you get the right one. If you need further assistance then give me a shout back ok and ill be glad to help.
The filler bottle should have either a clear bottle where you can see the fluid level and the top up mark or if its a black on then it will have a stick attatched to the under side of the filler cap with marks on it telling you how much to top up. Just top it up with small amounts at a time so you dont over fill. If you get brake fluid on any paint work it will fetch the paint off the same as paint stripper so use some rag to wipe up any spillage
This is usually located under the hood
on the driver's side of the car, toward the back of the engine
compartment. Imagine where your brake pedal would end up if it went all
the way through to the engine. The brake master cylinder is a small
(about 6-by-2 inches), rectangular piece of metal with a plastic
reservoir and a rubber cap on top, and small metal tubes leading from
The rectangle reservoir on the top of the master cylinder is where you fill. just take the top cap of the reservoir.
when you open the hood it will be on your right side near the windshield. you will need a long funnel because of the way it is tucked under the wiper blades. If you have to add brake fluid then you either have a leak or your brakes are so low that the fluid has dropped enough to make the light come on the dashboard. Have it checked out by an experienced person.