red tab
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search
user tab

Add Brake Fluid: 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

When you hit the brake pedal in your 2002 Jeep Liberty it pumps brake fluid down to your brakes which increases the pressure to make your car slow down. If you don't have enough brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, air can get in your brake lines and your Liberty won't stop properly. The video above shows you how to add brake fluid to your Jeep Liberty. If you are adding brake fluid to your Liberty on a regular basis, you should check for leaks (we have a video for this too!) As with most fluids in your engine, brake fluid can cause serious harm if you get it in your eyes, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves. Brake fluid will also make your paint peel off if you spill it on your Liberty, so be careful not to spill it.

When adding fluid to your Liberty, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Do not shake the fluid before pouring it in your vehicle - the air bubbles will foul up your brake lines. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can rust out your brake lines quickly. Brake fluid breaks down with use and should be changed every 2 years in your Jeep Liberty or whenever it looks dark in color - this will make the internal brake components last longer.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Fix Coolant Leaks: 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty
    Plug minor coolant leaks

    Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • divider
  • Fix Hose Leaks 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty
    Fix leaky hoses

    The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • divider
  • 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty Brake Fluid Level Check
    Check your brake fluid

    Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • divider
  • Engine Light Is On: 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • divider
  • Air Filter How-To: 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty
    Replace your air filter!

    Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • divider
  • Front Turn Signal Change Jeep Liberty (2002-2007)
    Replace the front turn signal

    If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L V6
  • See all videos for the 2002 Jeep Liberty
  • divider
Comments
divider
Ask A Mechanic
Mitchell1
divider
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
brake fluid brake repair tools stop leak gloves brake pads jacks brake light bulbs fluid pumps