How to Check Brake Fluid Level: 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L V8 Turbo Diesel Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)

Ford F-250 Super Duty Model Years - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

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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Checking the brake fluid in your 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty is easy and should be done once a month. On some Fords, 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 2002 F-250 Super Duty. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your F-250 Super Duty - 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 F-250 Super Duty, 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 F-250 Super Duty.

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