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If you open your hood and stand directly in front of the steering wheel and look at the wall separating the drivers cabin from the engine compartment you should see a big round metal pan looking thing(that would be your booster) coming straight off of that,( pointing at you) as you stand in front of the vehicle looking straight ahead at the driver's side, will be your master cylinder. You should be able to remove the top of that container and then add your fluid to the proper level. The mark on the side of the container will tell you were to fill to. Hope that was helpful and I hope you get it taken care of with no problems, just be careful not to over fill.

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