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How to Bleed Calipers on a ’08 Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep produced the 2008 Wrangler in the X, Unlimited X, X RHD and Sahara trim levels. All of the Wrangler models were powered by a 202-horsepower, 3.8-liter, fuel-injected V-6 engine. The brake system used a vacuum booster to increase braking power while reducing effort at the pedal, and an anti-lock brake system for safety and improved traction control. Air bubbles trapped in the brake system can lead to spongy brakes and reduced braking performance, and must be purged to restore the brakes to their proper feel and performance.

Things You’ll Need: Shop rags, Mopar DOT 3 Brake Fluid, meeting SAE J1703 requirements, Clear vinyl tubing, Open-end wrench, Clean container, Assistant

Instructions

  • Wipe the top of the brake fluid reservoir with a clean shop rag to remove any road grime that could contaminate the system. Remove the reservoir cap. Add fresh brake fluid until the fluid level reaches the “Full” mark. Pour some fresh fluid into a clean container.