2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Brake Hose and Pipe Replacement
Brake fluid quickly ruins painted plastic surfaces;
any spilled fluid should be completely washed away
Remove the brake hose banjo bolts [A] and washers.
When removing the brake hose, take care not to spill the
brake fluid on the painted or plastic parts.
When removing the brake hoses [B], temporarily secure
the end of the brake hose to some high place to keep fluid
loss to a minimum.
Immediately wash away any brake fluid that spills.
There are washers on each side of the brake hose fitting.
Replace them with new ones when installing.
Torque - Brake Hose Banjo Bolts: 34 N·m (3.5 kgf·m, 25
When installing the hoses, avoid sharp bending, kink-
ing, flatting or twisting, and route the hoses according to
Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appendix
Fill the brake line after installing the brake hose (see
Brake Fluid Change).
Brake Fluid Change
The procedure to change the front brake fluid is as fol-
lows. Changing the rear brake fluid is the same as for
the front brake.
Level the brake fluid reservoir.
Reservoir Cap [C]
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve [A] on the
Attach a clear plastic hose [B] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.
Fill the reservoir with fresh specified brake fluid.