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Brakes Brake Fluid
Your brake master cylinder reservoir is here. It Ill-i ﬁlled with DOT—3 brake lluid.
There are only [WU l'tiﬂﬁﬂnt-i why the brake ﬂuid lei-'el in the reservoir might go down. The ﬁnd in that The brake ﬂuid guns don-11mm acceptable level during normal hrake lilting weur. lull-"hen new linings-i are put in. the ﬂuid level goes back up. The ulher ITSHSIN'I in mm fluid is leaking out of the brake syntern. II' it is, you should have your brake
L:ymern Fixed. since a leak means Tl'lltt sooner or later your brakes won‘t work welL or won‘t work: an all.
So. it i5n'I :1 good idea to “top off" your brake ﬂuid. Adding brake ﬂuid won't correct a look. If you add ﬂuid when your linings are worn. then you'll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add [or remove} brake Fluid. an necessary, only when work is, done on the hruke hydraulic system.
Il’ynu have too ninth brake fluid. it can spill on the engine. The ﬂuid will burn if the engine in
hot enough. You or others could be burned. and your vehicle could be damaged. Add brake ﬂuid only when work is done on the brake hydratdie system.
1When your brake Fluid fully: to- u luw level. your brake warning light will union on. A L'I'Iirne will we nd if you try [D drive with this. warning light on. See "Brake Syhlcm “fuming Lighl" in Ihr: Index.