Why do I need a Brake Fluid Flush on my 2007 Saturn Vue?
most people never flush their brake fluid. manufacturers have service intervals anywhere from 2 to 5 years for brake fluid.
no, both trans fluid and brake fluid perform the same function, just have different properties and heat tolerances, make sure a professional flushes the brake system for you, this is the only way to flush it properly
A brake fluid flush is designed to remove moisture from the brake fluid. Most cars can be driven many years without this service, only have it done if you know for sure that there is moisture in the fluid or if in the owners' manual they suggest that you have this done at certain times.
If any fluid except for the correct transmission fluid is put into the transmission of a car, it will eventually fail. If this happens, a person must flush the transmission of the car.
MOISTURE IN YOUR BRAKE FLUID. FLUSH SYSTEM WITH NEW FLUID.
After having problems with seizing wheel cylinders and other brake problems due to moisture in the hydroscopic brake fluid, I started flush clean fluid through the brake systems of my vehicles every 2 years... Have not had a single corrosion (or any brake problem for that matter) since...
Brake fluid can corrode your water pump. If you didn't start the engine after installing the brake fluid, then pump the reservoir empty, flush it with water and refill it with proper coolant. If you DID start it, you need to flush the whole cooling system.
Both 3.0 & 4.0 engines use the A4LD transmission. note the "LD" is for Light Duty . . added trans coolers are good idea if towing (see other posts ) trans fluid flush and brake fluid flush need? to be part of maint. schedules for long life etc ;-)
Change and flush the transfer case fluid immediately.
Flush with a lot of water and call a doctor.
You should flush and replace the brake fluid in your brake system every two years. You can change your own brake fluid, but service facilities now do this with brake flushing machines. If you find have a brake fluid leak or you have to bleed your brakes, youll have to restore the brake fluid in your master cylinder to its proper level. Here are some things that you should know about buying and using brake fluid
Not an answer - an additional question. My Toyota dealer tells me my brake fluid is dirty (on my newly-acquired 2005 Corolla), and he wants to charge me $175.00 to flush my brake fluid. That strikes me as outrageous! What is involved other than draining fluid and replacing it just like changing the oil? My (non-mechanic) husband asks how the brake fluid can get dirty in the first place. It's not running through the engine like oil does . . (Also he wants $175.00 to flush the transmission . . .)
Most UK vehicles, the recommendation period is two years for mineral brake fluid. Silicon fluid should not need changing as it does not absorb water.
All you can do in your driveway is drop the trans pan, replace the trans filter, replace the trans pan gasket, install pan (no gasket sealer needed or required!) and refill what fluid drained out in the process which is aprox half of the fluid the trans holds. Take it to a trans shop if you want a complete fluid change. They will have the equipment to do a trans flush.
if scheduled maintence has never been done. dont do it. it will mess it up. trans will fail. just add more trans fluid.
Likely not, If right type of trans fluid was used. Some vehicles have filters in the trans.It;s a good idea to change the filter and replace the drained fluid every 40000 miles.Some vehicle done 't require this - a trans flush is all that can be done.
By bleeding your brakes as you would normally. Just run enough brake fluid through to fill the reservoir 2 times.
Drain and flush your entire cooling system.
have a repair shop flush the system and refill with the proper fluid.
when the brake fluid is dirty it should be a clear watery color it will be almost brown when its dirty
remove thermostat housing and lower radiator hose from block flush through block.
Brake fluid in ANY vehicle should be flushed every two to three years depending on vehicle usage. Be sure to use the appropriate brake fluid for your Honda (don't just buy any brake fluid off the shelf.) I always flush my fluid when I replace the front disk pads. If your brake fluid is a very dark brown or worse, milky, change it immediately.
Yes. It will cause the seals to swell up in the master cylinder. This will cause a loss of braking. You need to remove the fluid and flush out the master cylinder(with clean brake fluid) immediatly.