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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 11-19 Explorer

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How to Check and Fill Brake Fluid 11-19 Explorer

Created on: 2018-10-05

How to check and fill the brake fluid on 11 Ford Explorer.

  1. step 1 :Checking the Brake Fluid
    • To pop the hood, pull the lever under the kick panel
    • To release the hood safety, push the safety lever toward the passenger side
    • Raise the hood and use the prop rod to keep it raised
    • Before opening the brake fluid reservoir, make sure to wipe off the cap with a rag to prevent any dust or dirt from getting inside and contaminating the fluid
    • Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap and read the cap to determine the kind of brake fluid required (in this case, the fluid type is DOT 3)
    • To be able to better see the amount of fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, it might help to shake the reservoir a little
  2. step 2 :Filling the Brake Fluid
    • If the brake fluid is near the minimum level on the brake fluid reservoir, refill the fluid
    • Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap
    • Release the prop rod and close the hood

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Fluid

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today, I'm going to show you how to check and fill the brake fluid in this 2011 Ford Explorer. If you need any parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to pop the hood right underneath this kick panel, here. There's a little lever. Pull that lever. To release the safety on the hood, there's a little lever right here. You're going to push it towards the passenger side. Lift up on the hood. The prop rod is right here. Lift it up and you can put it in that slot, right there.

Your brake fluid is located right here, if you want to check it, or if you want to add to it. You want to take a rag. Wipe the dust or the dirt off the top, because you don't want any of that contaminating the fluid. You can take the cap off. Twist it to the left and pull it up. This vehicle requires DOT 3 brake fluid. It says right on the cap. You can see the level in there. A lot of times, if you shake it, just back and forth, it can help you find the level. The minimum level is down here, so if you're close to the minimum, you may want to add some fluid. To reinstall the cap, just line it up and turn it to the right. Take the prop rod out. Put that in position. Close the hood.

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Tools needed for replacement:

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  • Brake Fluid

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