Brake Fluid Check

Correction code 3303120033031200
  • 1510075-00-A BrakeStrip 100 Brake Fluid Test Strips

SPECIAL TOOLS

BrakeStrip 100 Brake Fluid Test Strips (1510075-00-A)

Procedure

Caution:

Brake fluid dissolves paint. Have clean towels and plenty of water standing by to wash spilled brake fluid off painted surfaces.

  1. Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  2. Clean the area around the brake fluid reservoir and then remove the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  3. Remove the front RH pinwheel cap, if installed. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the cover from the outer brake bleed valve of the front RH caliper.
  5. Position a shop towel over the wheel spokes so as to protect from brake fluid.
  6. Loosen the brake bleed valve only enough to allow a drop of brake fluid to seep out, and then close the valve.
  7. Remove a brake test strip from the container, and then close the container.
  8. Touch the square pad of the test strip to the fluid, remove the test strip from the wheel, gently shake the test strip over a shop towel to remove excess brake fluid, and start a 90 second timer.
  9. After 90 seconds, compare the color of the test strip square pad to the color chart on the side of the container.
    • If the test strip square pad is darker than the 30 PPM color sample, a brake fluid bleed/flush is recommended.
    • If the test strip square pad is the same color, or lighter than the 30 PPM color sample, it is recommended to repeat this brake fluid check in 2 years.
  10. Record the test strip result and recommendation into the Public Notes field of the Job Line.
  11. Tighten the brake bleed valve.
    Torque 18.5 Nm
  12. Use the shop towel to wipe any excess brake fluid from the brake bleed valve and the caliper.
  13. Install the cover onto the outer brake bleed valve.
  14. Install the front RH pinwheel cap, if removed. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
  15. Install the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  16. Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
1Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
2Clean the area around the brake fluid reservoir and then remove the brake fluid reservoir cap.
3Remove the front RH pinwheel cap, if installed. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
4Remove the cover from the outer brake bleed valve of the front RH caliper.
5Position a shop towel over the wheel spokes so as to protect from brake fluid.
6Loosen the brake bleed valve only enough to allow a drop of brake fluid to seep out, and then close the valve.
7Remove a brake test strip from the container, and then close the container.
8Touch the square pad of the test strip to the fluid, remove the test strip from the wheel, gently shake the test strip over a shop towel to remove excess brake fluid, and start a 90 second timer.
9After 90 seconds, compare the color of the test strip square pad to the color chart on the side of the container.
  • If the test strip square pad is darker than the 30 PPM color sample, a brake fluid bleed/flush is recommended.
  • If the test strip square pad is the same color, or lighter than the 30 PPM color sample, it is recommended to repeat this brake fluid check in 2 years.
10Record the test strip result and recommendation into the Public Notes field of the Job Line.
11Tighten the brake bleed valve.
Torque 18.5 Nm
12Use the shop towel to wipe any excess brake fluid from the brake bleed valve and the caliper.
13Install the cover onto the outer brake bleed valve.
14Install the front RH pinwheel cap, if removed. See Cap - Wheel (Remove and Replace).
15Install the brake fluid reservoir cap.
16Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).