When adding or replacing the brake fluid, always use a top quality fluid, such as Delco Supreme II or DOT-3. DO NOT allow the brake fluid container or master cylinder reservoir to remain open for long periods of time; brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, reducing its effectiveness and causing corrosion in the lines.
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The master cylinder is located in the left rear section of the engine compartment. The brake master cylinder consists of an aluminum body and a translucent nylon reservoir with minimum fill indicators. The fluid level of the reservoirs should be kept near the top of the observation windows.
Although it is not mandatory, it is recommend that you periodically flush the brake lines with new brake fluid, this will help stop the corrosion buildup in the brake system. However, if the vehicle is equipped with an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), it is essential that the system be flushed once a year. Use the brake bleeding method, described in Brakes , to accomplish this procedure.