Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Brake Master Cylinder



See Figure 1

When adding fluid to the brake master cylinder, use a quality brake fluid of the DOT 3 or DOT 4 specifications. Never reuse old brake fluid.

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Fig. Fig. 1: If it becomes necessary to add brake fluid, make sure to use the proper type

Be careful to avoid spilling any brake fluid on painted surfaces, because the paint coat will become discolored or damaged.


See Figures 2, 3 and 4

Check the levels of brake fluid in the brake master cylinder reservoir once a month or every 3,000 miles (4,800 km). The fluid level should be maintained to a level between the MAX and the MIN lines on the master cylinder reservoir. Never add a mixture of fluid. Any sudden decrease in the level in the reservoir indicates a leak in the brake system and should be checked out immediately. A slight gradual decrease in the fluid level in the master cylinder is normal due to brake pad wear.

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Fig. Fig. 2: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir cap is clean, then unscrew the cap from the reservoir

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