Lexus Check Level & Add Brake Fluid

check and add brake fluid

Does your Lexus brake feel soft and weak even if you have new brake pads? Learn how to fix the problem by checking your brake fluid level and adding brake fluid to your Lexus.

check and add brake fluid

What You Need

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Bosch ESI6-32N Brake Fluid (Direct Replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1) - 1 Quart
Bosch ESI6-32N Brake Fluid (Direct Replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1) – 1 Quart
High compatibility. Use with or direct replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5. 1; Exceeds all DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5. 1 standards

$17.13

  • Brake fluid
  • Clean cloth
  • Gloves

*The recommended brake fluid is printed on the cap of the brake fluid reservoir and is also listed in your owner’s manual.

Procedure

  1. Park the Lexus on level ground and set the parking brakes. Turn off the ignition. 2004-Lexus-ES-330 parked
  2. Open the hood of your car by pulling the release lever located under the driver’s side of the dashboard. 2010-Lexus-ES-350 release lever 1991-Lexus-LS400 release lever
  3. Press the safety lever at the front of the vehicle and open the hood.2004-Lexus-ES-330 opening hood2016-Lexus-GX-460 opening hood1991-Lexus-LS400 opening hood
  4. Locate the brake fluid reservoir in the engine bay.1991-Lexus-LS400 brake fluid reservoir 2004-Lexus-ES-330 brake fluid reservoir
  5. Notice the level markings on the brake fluid container, and check to see if your brake fluid level is below the MIN marking. If the brake fluid level is below the MIN mark, continue to the next step. In the following example, you can see the brake fluid level is between the MAX and MIN marks. brake fluid level
  6. Use a clean cloth to clean the top of the reservoir.
  7. Remove the cap by lifting it or turning it counterclockwise, depending on the design. 1991-Lexus-LS400 opening brake oil reservoir
  8. Add the recommended brake fluid to bring the level between the MIN and MAX marks.

We hope you find the Lexus Check Level & Add Brake Fluid guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Lexus.

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