FLUID RECOMMENDATION & LEVEL CHECK
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
The brake master cylinder is located under the hood, in the left rear section of the engine compartment. It is divided into two sections (reservoirs) and the fluid must be kept within 1 / 4 in. of the top edge of both reservoirs. The level should be checked at least every 7500 miles, (12,000 km).
Any sudden decrease in the level of fluid indicates a possible leak in the system and should be checked out immediately.
To check the fluid level, simply pry off the retaining bar and then lift off the top cover of the master cylinder. When making additions of brake fluid, use only fresh, uncontaminated brake fluid which meets or exceeds DOT 3 standards.
The reservoir cover on some later models (1978 and later) may be without a retaining bail. If so, simply pry the cover off with your fingers.
Some late model vehicles use a plastic, translucent reservoir. The fluid level can be seen without removing the cap. To check the fluid level, simply observe the level in the reservoir it should never be below the MIN mark and not exceed the MAX mark.