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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject:  brakes brakes and the fluid level Reply with quote

I noticed the level of the fluid is lower then the "MAX" line is this something to be worried about?

I have not seen any fluid on the ground.(I know what it looks like)


I going to have the front breaks replaced very soon. since I got the cash for it now and ordered them. (17D699CH)

so should I fill it up? or wait to tell I get the brakes replaced and have them inspected first?
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

As the brake pads get worn, they move closer to each other. This causes the fluid level to drop. Unless the level is very low, don't add any fluid, because when new pads are installed, they will be thicker than the worn ones, & the fluid level will rise when the pads are installed pressing the pistons outwards. GARY

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yup,... what he said.

But in all actuality, since your car is 11 years old, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed the entire system to get some fresh fluid in there.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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As the brake pads get worn, they move closer to each other. This causes the fluid level to drop. Unless the level is very low, don't add any fluid, because when new pads are installed, they will be thicker than the worn ones, & the fluid level will rise when the pads are installed pressing the pistons outwards. GARY



thanks . I did notice lately the rear brakes have been activating more often which is why I getting the fronts pads replaced and rotors machined .



since under normal use the rears don't activate. unless I press the brake peddle harder.


I assume this is something that is "normal".









I going to get it drained and replaced with fresh fluid.

ZSPOT wrote:
Yup,... what he said.

But in all actuality, since your car is 11 years old, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed the entire system to get some fresh fluid in there.



really good idea I don't think it has been changed ever..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Yup,... what he said.

But in all actuality, since your car is 11 years old, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed the entire system to get some fresh fluid in there.


Haven't seen a low level here.but,the fluids lookin' a lil' dirty and I picked up some fluid today,so I'm gonna flush/bleed it next weekend. Since mine is 11 years old,as well. Rolling Eyes

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