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Precaution for Brake System

  • Clean dust on front brake and rear brake with a vacuum dust collector. Do not blow with compressed air.
  • Recommended fluid is brake fluid "DOT 3".
  • Never reuse drained brake fluid.
  • Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.
  • Use clean brake fluid, to clean or wash all parts of master cylinder and disc brake caliper, etc.
  • Never use mineral oils such as gasoline or kerosene. They will ruin rubber parts of the hydraulic system.


  • Use flare nut torque wrench when installing brake tube.
  • When installing brake tube and hose, be sure to check torque.
  • Before working, turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect connectors of ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) or battery cable from the negative terminal.
  • Burnish the brake contact surfaces after refinishing or replacing rotors, after replacing pads, or if a soft pedal occurs at very low mileage. Refer to See: Disc Brake System\Brake Pad\Service and Repair\Procedures\Brake Burnishing.


  • Clean brake pads and shoes with a waste cloth, then wipe with a dust collector.