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We have info for following modifications of 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup

  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:T
  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:Y
  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL, CID:359, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:359, Engine VIN:, Desg:C
  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:Z
  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 8.0 V10 GAS, CC:7990, CID:488, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:488, Engine VIN:, Desg:W
  • 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:5

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Full Size Pickups & Vans & Ramcharger -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1992-95 -> 1996 -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System -> Rear Wheel Anti-Lock (RWAL) Brake System
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Rear Wheel Anti-Lock (RWAL) Brake System
1992-95

To read diagnostic trouble codes, momentarily ground the diagnostic connector and count the number of flashes of the anti-lock indicator lamp. One long flash will indicate the beginning of the diagnostic trouble code number sequence, followed by short flashes as a continuation of the diagnostic trouble code. The long flash and short flashes must be counted together to determine a stored diagnostic trouble code. Note the following:

  • On Dakota models, the diagnostic connector is located on the passe...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Description
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

These self contained vacuum hydraulic power braking units are of the vacuum suspended type. They use engine intake manifold vacuum or a vacuum pump, along with atmospheric pressure, for their power, eliminating the need for a vacuum reservoir. A mechanically operated control valve, with integral vacuum power diaphragms, controls degree of brake application or release depending on amount of foot pressure applied t...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1992 -> 1992-95 -> 1993-96 -> 1996 -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Cherokee & Comanche -> Dakota -> Full Size Pickups & Vans -> Grand Cherokee -> Inline Mount -> Ram 50 -> Replacement -> Transverse Mount -> Wrangler
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

The only serviceable power brake booster components are the vacuum hose and the check valve. The power brake booster must be serviced as an assembly. If diagnosis indicates a power brake booster fault, the unit must be replaced as an assembly.

Replacement

Full Size Pickups & Vans
1992
Transverse Mount
  • Disconnect vacuum hose from power booster.
  • Remove master cylinder to booster attaching nuts, then the master cylinder.
  • Remove booster pushrod to pivot attaching bolts.
  • Remove power booster attaching nuts, then the power booster assembly.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Inline Mount
  • Dis...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Ram 1500-3500 -> Description
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 8.0 V10 GAS

These vehicles employ Delco single piston sliding calipers. The most significant feature of single piston caliper operation is that the calipers are free to slide laterally on the mounting bolts. It is the freedom of lateral movement that allows continuous compensation for lining wear.

Upon brake application, fluid pressure exerted against the caliper piston increases equally in all directions, creating the same pressure in the caliper bore and on the piston.

Pr...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Adjustments -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Chrysler -> Dakota -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve -> Jeep -> Proportioning Valve
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Chrysler

Proportioning Valve
Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
  • Lift vehicle with a frame contact hoist or other means so that rear suspension is hanging free with shock absorbers disconnected. Remove tire and wheel assemblies from rear axle.
  • After installing a new height sensing proportioning valve, bleed both hydraulic circuits at rear brakes.
  • Reinstall rubber stone shield and ensure rear springs do not contact hoist, then loosen both front spring hanger pivot bolts.
  • Loosen adjustment nut on actuator assembly, Fig. , then check actuator assembly hook. The hook should be properly seated o...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Ram 1500-3500 -> Precautions -> Bleeding Brakes -> Brake Disc Service -> Brake Lines & Linings -> Brake Roughness -> Caliper Inspection -> General Precautions
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge RAM 2500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

Brake Lines & Linings

Remove one of the front wheels and inspect the brake disc, caliper and linings. The wheel bearings should be inspected at this time and repacked if necessary.

Do not get any oil or grease on the linings. It is recommended that both front wheel sets be replaced whenever a respective pad is worn or damaged. Inspect and, if necessary, replace rear brake linings also.

If the caliper is cracked or fluid leakage through the casting is evident, it must be replaced as a unit.

Brake Roughness

The most common cause of brake chatter on disc brakes is a variation in thickness o...

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