1989 Plymouth Reliant LE from North America - Comments

29th Nov 2004, 12:46

Hi..

I have a question that maybe you could answer. I have a reliant 89. I need to put brake fluid in it, but I don't know where it goes. if you know could you please write me back.

Thanks

klc7404@yahoo.com.

22nd Dec 2004, 10:17

If the writer of the previous comment hasn't already crashed into something, he/she needs to take a look in the owners manual (or get one if they don't have one).

You put brake fluid in the master cylinder, after you unscrew the cap off the top. Of the master cylinder.

And the can of brake fluid.

You should really get someone to show you how to perform at least the basics of automotive maintenance. Or else take it somewhere that will do it.

6th Jan 2005, 01:55

Hopefully she hasn't crashed. I emailed her back about it, and yes, it is extremely simple to find it. More difficult can be finding the leak. I'll bet it was a wheel cylinder. Cheap and easy to replace if you have mechanical aptitude.

Don't take it to a shop. They'll want to replace your entire brake system.

27th Nov 2005, 00:37

"The K-car may have been many things, but a 'cult car'? lol."

The guy isn't kidding, go look up "K-car" or something and you'll find quite a number of K-car clubs and stuff like that.

27th Nov 2005, 12:33

I totally agree with the "cult car" comment.

Perusing the internet I have found car clubs for Yugos, Ford Festivas (American version), AMC Pacers, and the like. Just because "society" thinks a car is awful doesn't mean everyone does.

As for the K car, although I never owned one I will never forget being with my friend and his father. He purchased one of the first ever made and we drove to some county fair with it. The Reliant honestly was such a radical design at the time that we got looks from everyone, endless stares, and people asking questions. You felt like a celebrity. True story.

Of course, you look a the design today and could never fathom how anyone could consider it radical in any way.

1st Apr 2006, 22:01

Oh, excuse me. I did not realize that just because a particular model has a website created by enthusiasts, that makes it a "cult car". That definition would make every model ever made a "cult car" because you can always find a website somewhere devoted to it. The 2007 Dodge Caliber, which has only been out a few months, already has at least one website devoted to it. Guess that means it's a "cult car" too, eh?

10th Jul 2006, 18:47

How much oil do I put in this thing? 2 quarts right?

27th Aug 2006, 18:02

They're not glamorous, but they get the job done. And yes, there are K car cults. Many people have been convinced of the sheer indestructiblility (is that a word??) of these things. They go and go and go. Sure, you don't look as cool as the guy in the lowered, tuned Integra, but at the end of the day, you've got more cash than that guy has brains.

And if your girlfriend (or date) doesn't want to be seen in it, then get another one. (The girl, not the car.)

17th Dec 2009, 17:47

Where is the air filter located at???

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