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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 05-16 Toyota RAV4

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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 05-16 Toyota RAV4

Created on: 2019-08-29

Learn how to check and add brake fluid with our tips in this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Checking the Brake Fluid
    • Twist the brake fluid reservoir cap off counterclockwise
    • Check the brake fluid level, using a flashlight if necessary
    • Check that the brake fluid is between the minimum and maximum lines
    • Check that the brake fluid is clear or an almost yellow color
    • If the brake fluid is murky or dark, drain and refill it
    • Twist the brake fluid reservoir cap on clockwise

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    Brake Fluid

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What's up guys, I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to check the brake fluid level on this 2010 Toyota Rav4. If you need any parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

Under the hood, over on the driver's side, you're going to have your brake fluid reservoir right here. What you want to do is take a rag and just wipe the cap off if there's any dust in there. If you have to open it, you generally can check on the side and see where the level is. If the fluid's a little dirty, it's actually easier to see the level. So this is right up to the max level. If you have to add fluid, just pull this cap off. It just comes up. It doesn't twist or anything. It's just a rubber cap. Add your appropriate brake fluid, it says DOT 3 fluid, so use only DOT 3 fluid. Check the cap to see what it says. And then you can reinstall the cap. Just make sure it's pushed down all the way and it should be good. You're good to go.

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