Toyota Celica, Corolla, ECHO & MR2 1999-05

Master Cylinder

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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.

  1. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir and add fluid as required to bring to the proper level.
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Fig. Add brake fluid to the master cylinder to the full position

  1. Disconnect the brake lines from the master cylinder. Place a few shop rags around the master cylinder port holes.
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  3. Have an assistant depress the brake pedal and hold it in the down position, fluid will spew from the cylinder.
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Fig. Once the brake lines are disconnected, have an assistant depress and hold the pedal down

  1. While the pedal is depressed, block the port holes of the master cylinder with your finger.
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Fig. Place your fingers on the cylinder port holes to keep fluid from spewing out while the pedal is depressed

  1. Repeat the procedure three or four times.
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  3. Bleed the brake system, if needed.
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