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Losing brake fluid(2001 kia sportage)


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Check the rear wheel cylinders if you have drum brakes on the rear. Check the master cylinder cap to be sure it's on right & snug. Use D.O.T. 3 fluid,not synthetic. If you're losing fluid there's a reason. Check the front brake pads & slides for the calipers,could be frozen with rust & eating up the pads. Fluid would seem low if the pads are shot.

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The 2001 Sportage also uses the brake resevoir also feeds the clutch system so if you have a manual transmission you should check the clutch master cylinder attached to the clutch pedal and the clutch slave cylinder which is on the transmission bellhousing.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

  • michael hensley Sep 24, 2013

    you could have a leak from a line that goes to the clutch you need to check that i had to replace mine and the leak stoped.......


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Check the inside of all the wheels for fluid leak.
DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid .

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