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post #1 of 4 Old Dec 18th, 2006, 10:48 pm Thread Starter
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wig-wag abs - brake fluid may be low?

kinda embarassed to ask... but my abs have been wig wagging lately and i have been hoping it was the battery. now i'm hopin' my fluids are low.

what fluid should i dump in?

any recommends appreciated. my 12K service will be this spring. Matilda runs fine and brakes fine, but the sensor lights say something's up.

any advice ok. thanx!
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post #2 of 4 Old Dec 18th, 2006, 10:58 pm
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post #3 of 4 Old Dec 18th, 2006, 11:19 pm
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Use Dot 4 brake fluid. Check the rear resevoir. It's on the side of the right saddlebag. There are two chambers to top off and won't take much fluid.
search LT Tires & ABS brakes..Astuber explains how to access the rear res.


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Before you add brake fluid you may want to check the thickness of your brake pads all around. Unless you have a brake fluid leak the only reason for the level in the reservoirs is that your pads are wearing out. Replacing your pads with new ones may be the solution.
Remember, if you fill up your Reservoir and replace your pads in the near future you will probably need to remove some fluid before pushing the caliper pistons back in or you will overflow... and you DON'T WANT brake fluid on your painted surfaces.
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