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1997-2001 Toyota Camry Brake Fluid Level Check

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Checking the brake fluid in your 1997 Toyota Camry is easy and should be done once a month. On some Toyotas, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 1997 Camry. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Camry - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.

If you need to add fluid to your Camry, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Camry.

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Step by Step Instructions for your Toyota Camry

  1. Open and prop the hood of your 1997 Toyota Camry up.
  2. Locate and clean the brake fluid reservoir. This both improves visibility and prevent any debris from falling in.
  3. Locate the maximum and minimum levels on the reservoir and determine if fluid needs to be added.
  4. Remove the cap and put paper towel down around the reservoir.
  5. Check the owner's manual to make sure you have the correct type of brake fluid.
  6. Be careful when adding brake fluid as it will quickly eat through the paint.
  7. Do not shake the fluid as air bubble will foul up the brake lines.
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