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83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir John 7-26-02  
I have been trying to locate my brake fluid reservoir to check my brake fluid levels. Does anyone know where to locate this? I have looked where the manual says and couldn't find it?

John
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Joan Duke 7-16-04  
My son has recently purchased a 83 Winnebago. He need to find an owners manual. Where would you suggest he look.
Thank you
Joan Duke
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir jacob gerhardt 6-18-15  
Brake light on dash wont turn off. I read that if the master cylinder isnt at a certain pressure it will turn the light on and it will not engage the transmission. I dont know where the brake fluid reservoir is. Help
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Robert 10-15-10  
I to just got a 83 chieftain and it has 51000 miles on it and it sat form 2004 untill 3 days ago i picked it up what do you think i should do firs to it regarding motor maintence /trany
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Joe 7-26-02  
This one isn't easy to find, but if you open the engine compartment you can look to the left of the engine toward the front to find it. It also can be reached by removing a panel on the left front wheelwell. Just follow the brake lines to the source.
1988 Chev p30-Winnebago SuperChief Chuck Bennett 4-11-13  
Brakes worked FINE last year. NOW, brake pedal goes to FLOOR==no brakes. NO idea where the fluid reservoir is.HELP...please. coach was parked on tarps, and I don't see any fluid on the tarps. Suggestions appreciated. CPB
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir doug 12-12-12  
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1994 Winnebago motorhome brake master Charlie Hough 12-17-11  
Where do I find the brake cylinder and how can I change the brake fluid.
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir John 7-26-02  
Thanks Joe. I will look for it tomorrow when I pick it up from storing it. How do you know this? Do you have the same type of unit? If so, I was wondering if you have any of the same woes? One concern I have is the normal operating temperature of the engine? Thanks again. John
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Joe 7-26-02  
John, I have owned several similar motorhomes. Also, I have a shop that performs maintenence on all types of vehicles, including motorhomes so I am familiar with your particular type vehicle. When you do find the brake reservoir, it may be dirty and crusty. You may want to loosen any foreign material with a stiff brush and if you have access to compressed air, you should blow the debris off the cover. If no compressed air is available, you could go to your local auto parts store and purchace a can of brakekleen. Then spray it off with that and allow it to dry prior to removing the cap.
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Bill Hamlin 7-26-02  
It will be somewhere fairly close to the brake pedal linkage. On my 1987 Pace Arrow on a P-30 Chevy Chassis, I need to climb over the top of the left front tire and using a flashlight and a mirror check the level. I can see the master cylinder by looking from inside the cab after removing the motor box cover but unless I could grow about another 4 feet onto my arms there is no way to reach it from there.
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain finding brake fluid reservoir Robert 7-27-02  
We have a 85 Winnebago Elandan built on a Chevy P-30 Chasis. I found the brake master cylinder located on the left side of the vehicle right next to and above the left front tire. It is located behind and is protected by a large steel plate, but the m/c cover is accessible through a large rectangular cut-out in the steel plate. If yours is the same, it might be helpful to turn your left front wheel inwards (as if you're making a right turn) which will give you better access to the brake cylinder. Joe's right. When I'd opened mine, the top edge was all crusted over. It looked as if it hasn't been serviced for 15 years. The back retainer strap was missing, the front chamber was empty, and the rear was only a third full. I'm surprised the truck had any pedal at all, let alone stopped. But hey, after all it's a Chevrolet.
Re: 83 Winnebago Chieftain brake fluid reservoir:found it! John 7-27-02  
Thanks to all! I found it (the reservoir)It was a struggle,... to get to it,...to fill it,...to reseal it,...but finally, the job was done. Good thing I looked,...it was quite low. I seriously doubt it had ever been checked. It was where everyone had suggested it would be. But alas, there was no real access panel to assist my endeaver. Thanks again.

John
Re: 72 Winnebago Chieftain brake fluid reservoir:found it! John Doe 7-11-14  
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