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How To Clean Brake Fluid

Cleaning brake fluid is an important part of maintaining your car. Without regular maintenance, brake fluid can become contaminated and lead to issues such as reduced braking power or worse - brake failure. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to clean brake fluid and keep your brakes working as they should. Here are some tips on how to clean brake fluid.

First, make sure you have the necessary supplies. You’ll need brake cleaner, a brake line fitting tool, a wrench, some rags, and a container to collect the used fluid. Once you have everything you need, you can begin the process of cleaning brake fluid.

The first step is to locate the brake lines. This is usually located on the brake calipers, but it may also be located on the master cylinder. Once you’ve located the brake lines, use the wrench to loosen the fittings. Once the fittings are loose, you can use the brake line fitting tool to remove the lines.

Next, you’ll need to drain the old brake fluid from the lines. Make sure to collect the old fluid in a container so it can be properly disposed of. Once you’ve drained the old brake fluid, use the rags to clean any residue from the lines.

Now it’s time to flush the brake lines. To do this, attach the brake line fitting tool to the brake lines and then attach the brake cleaner to the fitting tool. Turn on the brake cleaner and allow it to flush the brake lines for several minutes. Once the brake cleaner has finished flushing the lines, turn it off and disconnect the fitting tool.

The last step is to refill the brake lines with new brake fluid. Make sure to use the same type of brake fluid that was previously in the lines. Once you’ve refilled the lines, you can use the wrench to tighten the fittings and check for any leaks. If there are no leaks, you’ve successfully cleaned your brake fluid.

Cleaning brake fluid is a relatively simple process, but it’s important to do it on a regular basis to ensure that your brakes are in good working order. With the right supplies and a bit of patience, you can easily clean your brake fluid and keep your brakes working as they should.