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How to Check and Fill Fluids 15-19 F-150

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  1. step : Checking the Brake Fluid (0:50)
    • Open the hood
    • Check that the fluid level is between the minimum and maximum line
    • Twist off the brake fluid cap
    • Add fluid as necessary
    • Twist on the brake fluid cap
  2. step : Checking the Oil (1:42)
    • Remove the oil dipstick
    • Wipe the dipstick clean
    • Reinsert the oil dipstick
    • Remove the dipstick
    • Check that the oil level is on the crosshatched part of the dipstick
    • Twist off the oil fill cap
    • Add oil with a funnel as needed
    • Twist on the oil fill cap
  3. step : Checking the Coolant (3:02)
    • Check the coolant when the engine is cold
    • Check that the fluid level is between the minimum and maximum line
    • Twist off the coolant reservoir cap
    • Add coolant as necessary
    • Twist on the coolant reservoir cap
  4. step : Checking the Washer Fluid (3:43)
    • Open the washer fluid cap
    • Fill the washer fluid reservoir
    • Snap the washer fluid cap closed

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In this video, we're going to show you how to check and fill your fluids. This is a 2016 Ford F-150. This has the V8 engine, but it's pretty much the same procedure for any of this generation F-150. I hope you like this video. If you do, please click subscribe. Also, check out for all your parts needs. No tools are necessary. If you are filling the oil, you may need a funnel and also a rag will be needed for checking the oil.

So release the lever right on the driver's side. Pull it out. Reach in, and move this lever off to the side. Lift up your hood. Obviously a good general reference is your owner's manual, which should be in your glove box or maybe under your rear seat.

Your brake fluid is right here. There is a max line and a minimum line, and you can see that the fluid is up at the max. But if you wanted to add fluid, there is the recommendation on the cap for the type of fluid. You just unscrew that counterclockwise, take it off, and add fluid until you're at the max line. Put the cap back on, tighten it up.

Your oil, which if you're the wrong height, your air box intake kind of hides the dipstick, but it's the big yellow dipstick. Reach down, pull it out. You should do this when the vehicle has been warm and running, but then shut the vehicle off. Use a rag to clean off the dipstick. Reinsert it. You may need to use your rag to help you kind of stuff it down into the hole. Make sure you push it all the way down in and pull it back out. It should be between – there's a line here and a line here, and this crosshatched area. That's the operating area. You want to see it somewhere right in between there. When it's cold and the engine hasn't been running, it should be right up around the max level, but when the engine has been running it will be down just a little bit because the oil's up in through the engine. Actually put that back.

If you were to want to add oil, your oil fill if you're on the other side. It tells you that you want to use 5W-20 right on it. Twist counterclockwise, and off. Make sure you put that back on. Clockwise to tighten. Make sure it's secure.

Your coolant tank is right here in front. This little warning here tells you not to open this up when it's hot. To check the level, this min, this line here is your minimum line. This basically seam in the bottle itself is your max line. You want to be somewhere between those when the vehicle is cold. Ours is actually kind of warm right now, but when it's cold you would twist this counter clockwise, add the correct fluid. Again, your manual can help you check out which type of fluid that you need. Then make sure you put the cap on tight.

Then your washer fluid is right here. Very easy, pull it up and out. Put as much in there as you can, and close it up. If you're wondering about the transmission fluid, it's not really designed to check easily from the engine compartment area. You need to check it from underneath the vehicle.

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