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How to Check Fluids 05-10 Hyundai Accent

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  1. step : Checking the Brake Fluid (0:13)
    • 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
  2. step : Checking the Transmission Fluid (0:37)
    • Bring the vehicle up to operating temp
    • Shut the vehicle off
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Clean off the oil dipstick
    • Insert the oil dipstick
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Check that the oil level is between the low and full marks
    • Insert the oil dipstick
  3. step : Checking the Coolant (1:31)
    • Wait for the engine to cool
    • Twist the coolant reservoir cap off counterclockwise
    • Check the coolant level, using a flashlight if necessary
    • Remove the radiator cap with the engine cool
    • Make sure the level is right at the top
  4. step : Checking the Oil (2:22)
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Clean off the oil dipstick
    • Insert the oil dipstick
    • Pull out the oil dipstick
    • Check that the oil level is between the low and full marks
    • Insert the oil dipstick
    • Twist the oil fill cap off counterclockwise, to add oil
    • Add oil as necessary
    • Twist the oil cap on clockwise
  5. step : Checking the Power Steering (3:26)
    • Twist off the cap and check the level with a flashlight
    • If the power steering fluid smells burnt, is murky or dark, drain and refill it
  6. step : Checking the Washer Fluid (3:57)
    • Pull off the washer fluid reservoir cap
    • Check the dipstick
    • Fill the reservoir with washer fluid
    • Snap on the washer fluid reservoir cap

This is your brake fluid reservoir. There's a minimum and a maximum line. Brake fluid should be somewhere between those two, and it should be nice and clear. If you need to add more, you can unscrew the cap, and add brake fluid through here. Be careful not to spill any on your paint, because brake fluid can ruin the paint on a car.

This is the dipstick for the automatic transmission oil. Pull it out to check. You should do this while the vehicle is running. Wipe it off. There's a couple of marks on here. So, you can see there's a low mark for cold, a high mark for cold, a low mark for hot, and a high mark for hot. Depending on how long the vehicle has been running, will depend on where this level should be. If the vehicle is running, and it's warm, it should be somewhere up here at the hot mark. If you just started the car and you're checking and fluid level, it should be somewhere right around here. Put that back in. So, it actually shows more because the car is not running and it's not being pumped through the transmission.

Check your coolant level here at the radiator. You should only open this when it's cold. You want to have your coolant right at the top there. If it's not, you could add some. This is your coolant overflow reservoir. So, you can add coolant here, you just want it to be between the low and the full mark. And you add it by turning this cap open. Using the funnel, add some coolant in there. When you're done, just replace the cap.

This is your engine oil dipstick. Check your oil level here. Pull it out and wipe it off. There's two marks. That's a low mark and a high mark. It's just above the high mark. It's nice and clean, so that oil is perfect right there.

If you need to add oil to your vehicle, open this cap up here. It actually has the weight that it requires. Might have a little bit of force to it. Unscrew. You can use your funnel, and add oil in there until it comes up to the high mark on the dipstick tube. When you close it, it will click closed.

I'm actually going to spin this around so it's just like that. This is your power steering fluid reservoir. There's a minimum and a max line, so you want and fluid somewhere between these two lines. If you need to add fluid, it's actually got arrows on it. Open, close, and turn it counterclockwise. Use a funnel. You can add the recommended power steering fluid till it's above the minimum but below the max. To close it, got to find that, turn it clockwise, it will lock on.

To add washer fluid, open up this cap. It's actually got a dipstick in it. You can pull it out and kind of see where the washer fluid ends up. Looks like it's about here. It's kind of hard to see because it's kind of a clearish blue color. It gives you a good idea of what's in there. I'll usually just dump washer fluid in here until it fills up to the top.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Engine Oil


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