Brake Fluid Level Inspection
Refer to the Brake Fluid Level Inspection in the Periodic
Brake Fluid Change
Refer to the Brake Fluid Change in the Periodic Mainte-
Brake Line Bleeding
The brake fluid has a very low compression coefficient so
that almost all the movement of the brake lever or pedal
is transmitted directly to the caliper for braking action. Air,
however, is easily compressed. When air enters the brake
lines, brake lever or pedal movement will be partially used
in compressing the air. This will make the lever or pedal feel
spongy, and there will be a loss in braking power.
Air in the brake lines diminish braking performance
and can cause an accident resulting in injury or
death. If the brake lever or pedal has a soft or
"spongy" feeling mushy when it is applied, there
might be air in the brake lines or the brake may be
defective. Do not operate the vehicle and service
the brake system immediately.
Mixing brands and types of brake fluid can reduce
the brake system's effectiveness and cause an ac-
cident resulting in injury or death. Do not mix two
brands of brake fluid. Change the brake fluid in the
brake line completely if the brake fluid must be re-
filled but the type and brand of the brake fluid that
is already in the reservoir are unidentified.
Recommended Brake Fluid
Front Brake Line
Brake fluid quickly damages painted plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely
washed away immediately.
Front Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap Screws [A]
Front Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap [B]
Fill the reservoir with fresh brake fluid to the upper level
line in the reservoir.
Slowly pump the brake lever several times until no air
bubbles can be seen rising up through the fluid from the
hole at the bottom of the reservoir.