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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Anti-lock Brakes -> Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System -> System Service -> 1992 -> 1993-95 -> Anti-Lock Pressure Valve (APV) -> Brake System Bleed -> C & K Series -> Component Replacement -> Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) -> Electronic Control Unit (ECU) -> Isolation/Dump Valve Assembly -> Manual Bleeding -> Pressure Bleeding -> Vehicle Control Module (VCM) -> Vehicle Speed Sensor
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Brake System Bleed

1992

Before bleeding the brakes, the front and rear displacement cylinder pistons must be returned to the top most position. Using a TECH 1 or equivalent scan tool, enter manual control function and apply the front and rear motors. Ensure enable relay is on.

Use only DOT 3 brake fluid from a clean and sealed container. Do not use DOT 5 brake fluid.

Pressure Bleeding
  • Remove master cylinder cover, ensure reservoir is properly filled.
  • Connect bleeder adapter tool No. J 35589, or equivalent, to master cylinder reservoir.
  • Connect bleeder adapter to pressure bleeding equipm...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Adjustments -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Height Sensing Proportioning Valve

The height sensing proportioning valve must be adjusted whenever the valve and/or linkage is disassembled or removed for service. In addition, adjustment should be checked if excessive front wheel lock-up is experienced with a lower than desired brake application rate when vehicle is at or near maximum GVWR.

  • Raise and support vehicle leaving wheels on, and allow axle to hang freely.
  • Remove lever retaining nut and disconnect lever from valve shaft, Fig. .
  • Rotate valve shaft to permit installation of correct adjustment gauge, Fig. , ensuring that D shape...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Anti-lock Brakes -> Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1992 -> 1993 S & T SERIES -> 1993-94 C & K SERIES & 1994 S & T SERIES -> 1993-95 -> 1995 S & T SERIES -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> C & K Series -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> RWAL System -> S & T Series -> ZPRWAL System
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

1992

Diagnostic trouble codes can be accessed by connecting a TECH 1 or equivalent scan tool or by manually grounding the Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) connector. To manually ground the ALDL connector, connect a jumper wire between terminals A and H, Fig. , and observe the flashes of the brake warning lamp. Note the following when performing the Diagnostic Circuit Check to access diagnostic trouble codes:

  • When terminals are jumped, count number of short flashes starting from initial long flash, include long flash in count.
  • The count se...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Boosters -> Power Brake Unit Service -> Accumulator Service -> Assemble -> Bleeding Booster -> Cleaning & Inspection -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Disassemble

  • Place accumulator compressor tool No. J-26889 or equivalent, around end of accumulator.
  • Install nut onto stud as shown in Fig. , then depress the accumulator with a C-clamp.
  • Remove retainer by using a punch.
  • Release C-clamp and remove accumulator compressor tool.
  • Remove accumulator, O-ring, retainer, plug and spring, Fig. .
  • Remove retainer, output pushrod, baffle, piston return spring and retainer.
  • Using a suitable saw, cut off eyelet of pedal rod, then remove the boot.
  • Remove nut, bracket and bolts, then separate cover from housing.
  • Remove piston assembly and seals...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Anti-lock Brakes -> Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1992-95 -> 1992-95 Except S & T Series w/VCM & VCM-A -> 1992-95 Models & 1996 S & T Series w/VCM -> 1995 S & T Series w/VCM & VCM-A & 1996 -> 1996 -> 1996 Except S & T Series w/VCM -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Except S & T Series w/VCM & VCM-A -> S & T Series w/VCM & VCM-A
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Except S & T Series w/VCM & VCM-A
1992-95

Diagnostic trouble codes can be read using a TECH 1 scan tool or by jumping terminal "H" to terminal "A" of the Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) connector, Fig. , and counting the Anti-Lock lamp flashes. The terminals must be jumped for a few seconds before the diagnostic trouble codes will begin to flash.

1996

Diagnostic trouble codes can only be read by connecting a suitable scan tool to the Data Link Connector (DLC), Fig. . Follow the instructions provided by the scan tool manufacturer.

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Jimmy AUTOMOBILES

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

Power Brake Units -> Delco-Moraine Brake Boosters -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal -> Slow Or No Release
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Hard Pedal

  • Internal vacuum leak.
  • Faulty control valve.
  • Broken or damaged hydraulic brake lines.
  • Collapsed or damaged vacuum hose.
  • Plugged or loose vacuum fitting.
  • Bad stud welds on front or rear housing on power head.
  • Faulty booster diaphragm.
  • Restricted air filter element.
  • Worn or distorted reaction plate or levers.
  • Cracked or broken pow...

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