break fluid keeps leaking - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-13-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
break fluid keeps leaking

Hey guys so today is the second time ive refilled my break fluid container in like a month from bein bone dry. My breaks went out one night so i checked em and no fluid at all then it was almost empty today too. Obviously i know this aint supposed to happen. Whenever i push the breaks i literally basically gotta push em to the floor and whenever i push down, it sounds like alot of air getting pushed until it starts breaking. So yeah guys, any help would be appreciated or anything for me to check out.

logangrin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,822
Look for leak evidence at the master cylinder, wheel cylinders, calipers, and hoses. Can you fix the problem yourself once you find it?

__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2013, 10:33 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 63
In the sense imma have to. I dont have money to take it to someone.
logangrin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
UFOtestpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,822
I'd say an external leak is likely the culprit here, so find that and then you'll know where to start with parts.
__________________
For some, it is easier to kill the light inside of themselves than it is to fight the darkness all around them.
UFOtestpilot is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,761
Images: 2
Two things... First, that your brake master cylinder went dry & you refilled it, and that air can also get into the system via a leaky master or slave cylinder, means more than likely that in addition to the leak, your brake lines also have air in them. Air in the lines means your brakes not work very well even once the master cylinder has been refilled.

Then, you basically only have five likely sources of the brake fluid leak. The master cylinder and the four slave cylinders at each of the wheels. It shouldn't be difficult to see which is leaking by simply looking at each location for leaking brake fluid. So once you locate the source of the leak, you'll need to replace that master or slave brake cylinder, or perhaps just tighten one of the brake line nuts if you're lucky.

Once the leak is found & repaired, you'll then have to bleed all of the brake lines.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC