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  • 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS, CID:232, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:232, Engine VIN:, Desg:4
  • 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS, CID:281, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:281, Engine VIN:, Desg:W

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Rotor, Replace -> Capri -> Continental, Contour, Mark VIII, Mystique, Mustang & Mustang Cobra, Sable & Taurus -> Cougar & Thunderbird -> Escort & Tracer -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Capri
Removal
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Using chisel, unstake and remove halfshaft nut and washer. Discard nut and washer.
  • Remove brake pads and caliper from steering knuckle as described under "Brake Pad Service."
  • Support caliper with wire strung from coil spring. Do not disconnect brake line from caliper.
  • Using tie rod end separator tool No. T85M-3395-A, or equivalent, disconnect tie rod end from steering knuckle.
  • Remove ball joint pinch bolt, then separate control arm from steering knuckle.
  • Remove steering knuckle to strut assembly bolts.
  • Using knuck...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Brake Distribution Valve & Switch -> Brake Warning Light Systems -> Combination Valve -> Description -> Diagonally Split Systems -> Failure Warning Switch -> Front & Rear Split Systems -> Metering Valve -> Proportioner Or Pressure Control Valve -> Proportioning Valve & Switch -> Testing -> Testing Warning Light Systems
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Front & Rear Split Systems

When the brake pedal is depressed, both the primary (front brake) and the secondary (rear brake) master cylinder pistons are moved simultaneously to exert hydraulic fluid pressure on their respective independent hydraulic systems. The fluid displacement of the master cylinder is proportioned to fulfill the requirements of each of the two independent hydraulic brake systems, Fig. .

If a failure of a rear (secondary) brake system should occur, initial brake pedal movement causes the unrestricted secondary piston to bottom in the master cylinder bore. Primary p...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed -> System Priming -> Wheel Bleeding Sequence
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic brake systems. Ensure all dirt and contaminants are removed from master cylinder area prior to removing reservoir cap.

To prevent air from the pressure tank getting into the lines, do not shake the tank while air is being added to the tank or after it has been pressurized. Set the tank in the required location, bring the air hose to the tank, and do not move it during the bleeding operation. The tank should be kept at least one-third full.

On vehicles equipped with disc brakes and master cylinders without proportioners or press...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1995 -> 1995-96 Continental -> 1996 -> Aspire -> Assemble -> Bendix, Teves & Tandem Diaphragm Booster -> Capri, Escort, Probe & Tracer -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Disassemble -> Hydro-Boost System -> Mustang -> Overhaul -> Power Booster, Replace -> Sable & Taurus -> Single Diaphragm Booster -> Vacuum Type System
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Power Booster, Replace
Aspire

Pump brake pedal several times to exhaust any vacuum in the booster.

  • Remove master cylinder as described in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
  • Disconnect vacuum hose from power brake unit.
  • From under instrument panel, remove brake pedal clevis pin, then detach pushrod from brake pedal.
  • Remove power brake unit attaching nuts, then remove power brake unit.
  • Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
    • Ensure proper clearance between pushrod and master cylinder exists as described under "Adjustments."
    • Bleed brakes as described in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
    • Torqu...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Adjustments -> Aspire -> Continental, Cougar, Mustang & Thunderbird -> Contour & Mystique -> Escort & Tracer -> Mustang -> Parking Brake -> Probe -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Parking Brake
Aspire
  • Ensure parking brake control lever is in fully released position.
  • Remove access cover from console.
  • Remove cable adjustment nut's locking clip.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then ensure rear tires turn freely.
  • Tighten cable adjustment nut until brakes drag slightly when tires rotate.
  • Loosen adjustment nut in small increments until drag just disappears.
  • Rear brakes should lock when brake control lever is pulled upward 11-16 notches.
  • Ensure parking brake operates properly.
  • Install locking clip and access cover.
Continental, Cougar, Mustang & Thunderbird
  • Fully release parking bra...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

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

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

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