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Was driving today and the light on my dash came on (BRAKE). Checked fluid and it was very low so filled it, put the cap back on and went on my way. The BRAKE light never went off. What could the problem be?Thanks.Oh, checked mileage again up and down this very steep hill I live on. I am getting 14 mpg. This hill is a 19% grade. For those of you not familiar with the mountains that is VERY steep. You can"t get up this hill without 4WD if it snows and we get alot of snow. I am happy with 14 up and down the hill and 20 in town and on the highway.I am starting to love this jeep. My 18yo son sure does. He keeps trying to buy it from me and he can"t believe his almost 60yo mom hangs out on CHEROKEE TALK.....


also, i know its simple but it happens, did you make sure the e-brake lever was all the way down. even if you nudged it up on accident, that would also do it.
The E-brake was the first thing I checked when it didn"t go off after filling. It was down all the way. The jeep is an 89 cherokee. I have had it for 2 weeks now and am just trying to get familiar and work out the issues it has.Thanks for your help!

The light comes on when there is a lack of pressure in the brake system. That could be alot of things Bad fluid, leak, bad rubber line, bad wheel cylinder, bad Master Cylinder, bad caliper, etc..

the sensor on the resivor likes to stick on mineso you might try checking that. really easy. take your finger or a screw driver and just tap it and make sure the float is floating.and welcome btw
Maybe he out to change his screen name to "postage stamp" since he likes being licked by the mudhole and then stuck?Just teasin, cad.
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Poke the sensor. Try and bleed the brakes, if the pedal has a spongy feel you probably have air in the line somewhere.

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