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Can I use Dot 3 synthetic brake fluid in my 2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L L4? The fluid reservoir cap just says to use Dot 3, the synthetic Dot 3 is all I can find.

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The word synthetic misleads, its all the same

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SOURCE: what type of brake fluid should I put in my 07

You can use either DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.

Both are compatible but the DOT 4 fluid has the higher boiling point and is the better fluid to use.

(You cannot use the DOT 5 silicone fluid in your vehicle).

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SOURCE: 1993 Honda Accord Brake Fluid

Just use a normal DOT-3 brake fluid! Just always check the color and level of the fluid!
If it is dirty( black ) u need to drain the whole system and put in a new DOT-3 brake fluid!

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SOURCE: Can I run my car without mass airflow sensor or air temp sensor installed? 2001 Mazda 626 Lx 2.0L L4

No. The engine needs the signals produced by it to be connected to the computer.

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SOURCE: How do I reset a check engine light for 2001 Mazda 626 Lx 2.0L L4? The light was for a disconnected air temperature sensor which is connected now.

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0 L L4 I cannot get the rear brake drum to go over the new shoes that I installed I have tried using the adjuster and everything

The last answer is nonsense, make sure the adjuster wheel is all the way back, and the wheel cylinder is free, check that the handbrake lever on the shoe has fully returned to the off position, if it hasn't let the adjustment off on the handbrake cable & check cable is free the lever should now be returned fully in the off position, assuming the shoes are correctly fitted the drum will now go on, after this procedure I remove the drum and manually adjust the star wheel a little at a time until the drum is a sung fit on the shoes, but not too snug that it doesn't turn, once done re adjust handbrake cable to take up slack. Job now done properly

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Hi, I recently changed my rear brake shoes and got the drums turned but they are making a thump thump thump sound when I press on the brakes, what could be causing this. 2001 Mazda 626 Lx 2.0L L4

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Can I bleed my brakes using the one man method, or do I need a helper? 2001 Mazda 626 LX 2.0L L4

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Hello I have a mazda 626 2001 and my brake red light is on and my emergency brake is off

Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. If it is low then the system has a leak or the brake friction material has worn down. Have the brake system checked at a shop when in doubt.

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Is there a special way to bleed the brake system on a 2001 catera

  1. Place a clean shop cloth beneath the brake master cylinder to prevent brake fluid spills.
  2. With the ignition OFF and the brakes cool, apply the brakes 3-5 times, or until the brake pedal effort increases significantly, in order to deplete the brake booster power reserve.

Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with DOT-3 brake fluid from a clean, sealed brake fluid container. Ensure that the brake master cylinder reservoir remains at least half-full during this bleeding procedure. Add fluid as needed to maintain the proper level. Clean the outside of the reservoir on and around the reservoir cap prior to removing the cap and diaphragm.
  1. Install a proper box-end wrench onto the RIGHT REAR wheel hydraulic circuit bleeder valve.
  2. Install a transparent hose over the end of the bleeder valve.
  3. Submerge the open end of the transparent hose into a transparent container partially filled DOT-3 brake fluid from a clean, sealed brake fluid container.
  4. Have an assistant slowly depress the brake pedal fully and maintain steady pressure on the pedal.
  5. Loosen the bleeder valve to purge air from the wheel hydraulic circuit.
  6. Tighten the bleeder valve, then have the assistant slowly release the brake pedal.
  7. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat these steps until all air is purged from the same wheel hydraulic circuit.
  8. Repeat this procedure with the LEFT FRONT, then LEFT REAR and finally the RIGHT FRONT.
  9. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir to the maximum-fill level with DOT-3 brake fluid from a clean, sealed brake fluid container.
  10. Slowly depress and release the brake pedal. Observe the feel of the brake pedal.

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Losing brake fluid(2001 kia sportage)

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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