|Fig.1-1999 Mazda™ 626 LX|
Tools and Supplies:
Pyroil™ Brake Fluid DOT-3
Every 5000 miles my 1999 Mazda 626 LX™ has a maintenance schedule were the oil is change and fluids are tops off. While checking the brake master cylinder for any leakage, the brake fluid dip stick which is part of the brake cap had fallen into the master cylinder plastic tank. This post addresses this problem.
This post shows the four steps on retrieving a brake cap dip stick, snapping it back into place and filling the reservoir.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX V6-2.5L DOHC sedan. Please review my post for opening the hood of this vehicle. If you know how to open this hood continue reading. Otherwise click on at the end of this line for directions. How to Open a 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX Hood.
Step 2: Use your service repair manual to locate information about the brake cylinder cap. All that was available was the brake oil should be filled with DOT-3.
|Fig.2 Cap missing piece|
|Fig.3 Falling piece|
|Fig.4 Removing cap dip stick|
Step 4: Fig.5 shows a new container of Pyroil™ Brake Fluid. Fig.6 shows that after the internal dip was replaced inside the cap, Pyroil™ Brake Fluid DOT-3 was added to the tank.
|Fig.5 New Brake Fluid|
|Fig.6 Filling brake reservoir|
- How to Open a 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX Hood
- How to Retrieve and Repair a 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX Brake Cap