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Old 04-23-2020, 06:51 AM   #1
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Brake Fluid Reservoir questions

What's the trick to removing the inner 'basket' in the reservoir without chopping it up like I have done? I use the pliers and pull method and you can see what it has done. I didn't see this as an individual part that could be replaced? Anyone?



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Old 04-23-2020, 08:00 AM   #2
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It looks as if you've got a particularly stubborn one. They do eventually pull out...and I don't think the part is available separately. I seem to remember I pried mine off with a screwdriver...with some difficulty.
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Try getting a small screwdriver between the screen and neck. Then open it up enough to sneak a needle nosed pliers in. Grab with the pliers and pull it up but also in a circular motion.
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^ what they said... especially husker though it seems to vary each time. In which case, refer back to JayG's directions. LOL
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why do you want this out so badly?
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why do you want this out so badly?
Probably to suck out the old fluid and flush with new.
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years ago (like 15) the 1st time i flushed the fluid I removed it without any issues. Last year the damn thing would not come out. Kind of crazy.
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Probably to suck out the old fluid and flush with new.
That's why I take mine out. I use a turkey baster and remove the old fluid from the reservoir. No need pushing it thru the lines so I can bleed it off.
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Probably to suck out the old fluid and flush with new.
Wouldn't flushing it eliminate any old fluid? Why remove the entire tank in the first place? I flushed my fluid not long ago using the Motive... removed zero, except for the reservoir cap.

Am I missing something? I'm open to instruction? Thanks!
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Wouldn't flushing it eliminate any old fluid? Why remove the entire tank in the first place? I flushed my fluid not long ago using the Motive... removed zero, except for the reservoir cap.

Am I missing something? I'm open to instruction? Thanks!
Yes, flushing would remove the old fluid in the reservoir. But the reservoir holds a fair amt of fluid. Why push all of it thru the lines to just bleed it out? By removing the screen, you can access the reservoir with a turkey baster and remove the old fluid. Replace with new fluid. Then all you have to bleed is the fluid in the lines.
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Yes, flushing would remove the old fluid in the reservoir. But the reservoir holds a fair amt of fluid. Why push all of it thru the lines to just bleed it out? By removing the screen, you can access the reservoir with a turkey baster and remove the old fluid. Replace with new fluid. Then all you have to bleed is the fluid in the lines.
Thanks. Makes sense.

IIRC, when I flushed my fluid I was wondering why that part didn't just lift out and... with the baster I didn't remove much.

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