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  • lisa gottschalt
    lisa gottschalt - 2001 Jeep Cherokee - Brakes - 10/20/2012
    What causes brake fluid to need refilled every 4-5 days?
    There is no puddle under the jeep after it sits. I have to push the brakes pretty far to stop. Wouldn't a leak leave puddles? What else could cause heavy usage? Does the fluid only leave the resovoir when needed and do any leaks in brake lines only leak when u ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/20/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Someplace you have a wet spot in your Jeep for sure. either the brake fluid is wetting the inside of a wheel or a line is rusted and weeping fluid but I gotta tell ya, you are just not looking hard enough. You have a leak. Follow the steel lines with an led light all the way back to the rear wheels and if they are ok then remove the tires one at a time and check for brake fluid leaks from the calipers in the front and at the rear wheel cylinders if it has rear drum brakes. You have a leak. If there are no evident leaks at the lines or wheels, confirm that the master cylinder area is dry and if dry unbolt the master leaving the lines attached and pull back the master from the vacuum booster a few inches and see if brake fluid is leaking out the rear seal of the master and getting sucked up into the vacuum booster interior where it would then end up being sucked into the power brake booster vacuum supply hose and ultimately fed to the air intake stream of the engine and of course then it would be digested with the engine fuel and air. This situation I doubt very much though.
    • felplay auto repair.
      Oil leak somewhere, you need to remove the tires and inspect the calipers and follow the oil lines..
  • garlickj
    garlickj - 2009 Jeep Wrangler (JK) - Brakes - 10/11/2012
    Esp/bas, tractions control, and abs lights
    ive gone on to jeep forums and a lot of other people have had the problem as well. they all say its a speed sensor. what i want to know is how to determine witch one to replace. im guessing its the front right one because thats the tire that seems to be braking by ...
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  • bf
    bf - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brakes - 10/6/2012
    Should I be worried ?
    I was driving home on the high way going 65 and all of a sudden my abs and service electrical brake system lights came on as well as my check engine light. I pulled over turned my car off then on again and everything went away except for the check engine light. It ...
    • felplay auto repair.
      go to auto zone or other auto part and get the codes post them if you want more info..
      felplay auto repair.
      10/6/2012 bf
      P 0068
    • felplay auto repair.
      What the code is telling you is that the throttle (position) is either open too much or not enough for the amount of air (pressure) that the MAP sensor is reading. First check for any restrictions in the air intake.The air filter housing, tube, (look for collapsed hose) and the filter for flow. Check for any vacuum leaks from hoses Clean the throttle body be careful don't put too much spry into the intake, clean the code, if the code came back you will need to test the TPS and map sensor..

      felplay auto repair.
      10/6/2012 bf
      Okay. Thank you.
  • Travis
    Travis - 2010 Jeep Wrangler (JK) - Brakes - 10/3/2012
    Should I replace both brake calipers?
    One of my rear calipers is broken. Shop recommends replacing both.
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/3/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Your call to make but unless it is a financial burden on you at this time, consider replacing both, however, I am surprised that a 2010 Wrangler needs a caliper already. i am .......skeptical........alot.
  • Calvin
    Calvin - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brakes - 9/21/2012
    Good price to replace brake caliber
    Brake caliber leaking
  • scott c
    scott c - 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brakes - 9/20/2012
    wen my lights are on and I hit the brakes the left tail light goes out my lights are off my brakes lights work. help.
    I replace the the brake lights lens with new ones and check the bulbs all the lights are working on the jeep.Wen I had this hapen before I repace the tail lights and thay work.This time it did not work. Is someone have the same problemand and if so what did thay do?
    • J and J Auto Shop
      9/20/2012 J and J Auto Shop
      Sounds like a wiring problem, you may want to have it checked by a shop or someone that knows about vehicle electrical, it sounds like you have wires that are getting crossed or grounding out.
  • Isaiah Carrera
    Isaiah Carrera - 1984 Jeep CJ7 - Brakes - 9/19/2012
    Ok I changed out master cylinder but now the brake lights stay on
    The stem that connects to the brake could it be sticking
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/19/2012 HouseCallAuto
      maybe the brake light switch needs to be adjusted and that is all. if you bumped against while you were under there working.
  • Isaiah Carrera
    Isaiah Carrera - 1984 Jeep CJ7 - Brakes - 9/19/2012
    My brake pedal goes to the floor board, checked for leaks and master cylinder had plenty of brake fluid....
    One day it did it brake pedal to the floor, next day worked fine.
    • troubleshooter
      9/19/2012 troubleshooter
      You did not mention it but I would think you heard a hissing noise coming from the underside of the dash behind your steering wheel area...either way I'd say you have the beginning of a vacuum (power)booster problem. It may be intermittent now but it's going for sure. The vacuum booster is what your master cylinder is mounted to...especially if there are no fluid leaks such as wheel cylinders, lines etc.
  • mort
    mort - 1980 Jeep CJ5 - Brakes - 9/17/2012
    How do I remove pushrod from master cylinder
    Changing master cylinder and need to remove old pushrod to reuse in new master.
    0 answer
  • andobas21
    andobas21 - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brakes - 9/9/2012
    The ABS Light is on and dont know why?
    i tried clean the sensors, change the pads and still on, brake fluid ok!!
    • Bill
      9/9/2012 Bill
      Check out the wiring to sensors for any damage, Try resetting light by disconnecting neg battery terminal clamp , remove, then replace and tighten.
  • Sharon
    Sharon - 2001 Jeep Cherokee - Brakes - 9/2/2012
    Why does car shake when I apply the brakes?
    188,000 miles. When traveling over 50 mph the car vibrates when the brakes are applied.
    • Jimm
      9/2/2012 Jimm
      One question - is the vibration noted mostly through the steering wheel? If yes, then several possibilities; warped brake rotors, worn front wheel bearing, worn / faulty strut or shock mounting - though if related to worn suspension bushings or shock mounts, this may be felt at different speeds and perhaps not just over 50 MPH.
      If the vibration is felt through the chassis (such as drivers seat) then the most likely problem is the rear wheel brake rotors are warped - you'll feel the vibration (pulsing) as the brakes are applied.

      First step is to further diagnose / inspect for the problem. Check the 'How-To-Guides' on the AutoMD website for how to inspect the front end and suspension for wear and excess play. There is also information in the 'How-To-Guides' about how to replace the brake rotors. Be sure to replace the wheel / bearing seal - if replacing the front rotors - as a set, and inspect / replace the wheel bearings as a set. The brake rotors are replaced in pairs.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts.
    • Aaron
      9/2/2012 Aaron
      Check out this write up it may be able to help you!
  • bris
    bris - 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Brakes - 8/31/2012
    What kind of brake fluid does it need?
    I'm low on my brake fluid but I don't want to mix it is there any way to tell the difference if it's dot 3 or dot 4
    0 answer
  • mike
    mike - 1992 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) - Brakes - 8/31/2012
    Break rotors should the zert be up or down
    0 answer
  • corey
    corey - 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Brakes - 8/21/2012
    What does it mean when the abs comes on?
    Driving down the road & the abs light comes on
    0 answer
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