Saturn Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1991-1998 Repair Guide

Brake Master Cylinder

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



The brake master cylinder requires brake fluid that meets DOT 3 standards. DO NOT use DOT 5 silicone fluid or any fluid that contains a mineral or paraffin base oil, or system damage could occur.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

The brake master cylinder is equipped with a translucent reservoir which enables fluid level checking without removing the reservoir cap. The brake fluid level should be between the MIN and MAX lines located on the side of the reservoir. The MAX line is at the base of the filler cap neck.

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



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Fig. Fig. 1: Brake fluid master cylinder-anti-lock brake equipped model shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: With a paper towel or rag, wipe away any accumulated dirt or grease from the reservoir and cap



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



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Fig. Fig. 4: Add brake fluid to the proper level. Be careful not to spill any fluid on painted surfaces



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Fig. Fig. 5: The brake master cylinder MAX fill line is at the base of the filler cap neck

 
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