1997-2001 Honda CR-V Brake Fluid Level Check

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

3. Find Reservoir - Locate the brake fluid reservoir and clean it

4. Check Level - Determine the brake fluid level

5. Add Fluid - Determine brake fluid type and add fluid properly

6. Replace Cap - Secure the brake fluid cap onto the reservoir

7. More Info. - Additional thoughts on adding brake fluid

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Video Description

Checking the brake fluid in your 2000 Honda CR-V is easy and should be done once a month. On some Hondas, 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 2000 CR-V. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your CR-V - 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 CR-V, 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 CR-V.

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