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Checking the brake fluid in your 2004 Toyota Tacoma 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 2004 Tacoma. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Tacoma - 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 Tacoma, 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 Tacoma.
There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2004 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L V6 Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)