Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Brake Master Cylinder

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



The brake fluid master cylinder requires brake fluid that meets or exceeds DOT 3 standards.


WARNING
Clean, high quality brake fluid is essential to the safe and proper operation of the brake system. You should always buy the highest quality brake fluid that is available. If the brake fluid becomes contaminated, drain and flush the system, then refill the master cylinder with new fluid. Never reuse any brake fluid. Any brake fluid that is removed from the system should be discarded. Also, do not allow any brake fluid to come in contact with a painted surface; it will damage the paint.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


CAUTION
Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with the eyes and wash your hands thoroughly after handling brake fluid. If you do get brake fluid in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean, running water for 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, or if you have taken brake fluid internally, IMMEDIATELY seek medical assistance.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Inspect the brake fluid level by simply looking through the fluid reservoir. The level should be maintained at a MAX (full) reading



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Fig. Fig. 2: Before removing the brake fluid reservoir cap, wipe the area clean to ensure no debris falls into the reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the fluid reservoir cap by turning it counterclockwise



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Fig. Fig. 4: Add the proper grade of clean, fresh brake fluid from an unopened container until the full mark is achieved



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Fig. Fig. 5: Inspect this screen for any debris which may have fallen into the reservoir and clean it as necessary

Except 1990-92 MX-6 and 626 Models

All Mazda vehicles except the 1990-92 626 and MX-6 are equipped with a combination brake/clutch fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX lines located on the side of the reservoir.

If it is necessary to add fluid, first wipe away any accumulated dirt or grease from the reservoir. Then remove the reservoir cap by twisting counterclockwise. Add fluid to the proper level. Avoid spilling fluid on any painted surface as it will harm the paint finish. Replace the reservoir cap.

1990-92 MX-6 and 626 Models

The brake master cylinder has a translucent reservoir which enables the fluid level to be checked without removing the reservoir cap. The brake fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX lines located on the side of the reservoir.

If it is necessary to add fluid, first wipe away any accumulated dirt or grease from the reservoir. Then remove the reservoir cap by twisting counterclockwise. Add fluid to the proper level. Avoid spilling brake fluid on any painted surface as it will harm the paint finish. Replace the reservoir cap.

 
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