Thursday, September 29, 2016

How to Retrieve and Repair a 1999 Mazda™ 626 LX Brake Cap

My vehicle a 1999 Mazda 626 LX automobile
Fig.1-1999 Mazda 626 LX
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Brake Fluid
Pyroil™ Brake Fluid DOT-3
Needlenose pliers

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
Step 3: Fig.2 shows that when the brake cylinder cap was removed, there seemed to be something missing. Fig.3 shows a large black arrow showing the missing piece. The brake fluid was a little dry and needed its brake oil. Fig.4 shows that needlenose pliers was pulling out of the reservoir.
Brake cap missing interior dip stick
Fig.2 Cap missing piece
The black arrow pointing to the piece
Fig.3 Falling piece
The white arrow shows the piece is being pulled out
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.
Use Pyroil Brake Fluid DOT 3
Fig.5 New Brake Fluid
Filling the brake tank with brake oil
Fig.6 Filling brake reservoir
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