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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD 4dr Manual *Ltd Avail*

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sport Utility, 2WD Sport Utililty
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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November 15, 2012, 10:10 pm

Donna S

Question: Is "synthetic" brake fluid the same as "hydraulic" brake fluid?

I noticed my light is coming on intermittently. I checked the level of the fluid and it is low. I bought SuperTech Brake Fluid
DOT 3. When I looked in the owners manual it says to add DOT 3 hydraulic brake fluid. I then noticed that the SUpertech brake fluid is "synthetic" but appears to be a universal type of fluid. Do you think this is okay to add to bring the level up?

November 27, 2012, 8:53 pm

Richard W
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It needs to say DOT 3 on the bottle. If it does not then don't use it.

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