How to Check Brake Fluid Level: 2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup

Ford F-150 Model Years - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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

Author

Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

Share on   Share on Twitter   Share on Facebook
Parts & Tools
We may earn a commission from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate
Video Description

Checking the brake fluid in your 2013 Ford F-150 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 2013 F-150. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your F-150 - 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-150, 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-150.

  • Advance Auto coupon for
    20% off entire order: KIOSK20
2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup Jack Up Car Use Your Jack to Raise Your Car

Where is the jack location, jack points and other tips on jacking up a vehicle

2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup Brake Fluid Add Fluid

If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems

2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup Oil Change Oil and Oil Filter

Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?

2013 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L V6 FlexFuel Standard Cab Pickup Lights Parking Light (replace bulb)

Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?