Dodge Journey: Reservoir, brake master cylinder

Removal

CAUTION: If at any time the master cylinder is loosened or removed, you must perform the master cylinder installation procedure to ensure that the seal (o-ring) is still on the hub of the master cylinder.

NOTE: The brake fluid level switch is mounted through the center of the fluid reservoir.

The switch can be serviced separately from the master cylinder fluid reservoir.

Brakes
Fig. 150: BRAKE FLUID LEVEL SWITCH CONNECTOR

1. Remove the outer and inner cowl covers.

2. Remove the front wiper motor module.

3. Clean the master cylinder housing and brake fluid reservoir. Use only Mopar Brake Parts Cleaner or equivalent.

4. Remove the wiring harness connector (1) from the brake fluid level switch (2) in the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir.

5. Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap. Using a syringe or equivalent type tool, empty as much brake fluid as possible from the reservoir.

Brakes
Fig. 151: REMOVING RESERVOIR FROM MASTER CYLINDER PINS

6. Remove the four reservoir retaining tabs from the mounting posts on the master cylinder housing.

7. Pull the reservoir straight up and remove it from the grommet seals in master cylinder housing.

Installation

NOTE: The brake fluid level switch is mounted through the center of the fluid reservoir.

The switch can be serviced separately from the master cylinder fluid reservoir.

Brakes
Fig. 152: Grommet Seals

1. Lubricate the reservoir mounting area with fresh clean brake fluid. With the grommet seals (2) on the fluid reservoir spigots, place the reservoir in position over the master cylinder. Install the fluid reservoir by firmly pressing down on the fluid reservoir. Once installed, make sure the fluid reservoir is touching the top of both grommet seals.

2. Push the reservoir retaining tabs over the mounting posts on the master cylinder housing. Make sure the retaining tabs are securely engaged.

3. Fill the brake fluid reservoir with fresh Mopar Brake Fluid DOT 3 Motor Vehicle, or equivalent.

4. Install the front wiper motor module.

5. Install the inner and outer cowl covers.

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