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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 -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Roughness
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Brake Roughness

The most common cause of brake chatter on disc brakes is a variation in thickness of the disc. If roughness or vibration is encountered during highway operation or if pedal pumping is experienced at low speeds, the disc may have excessive thickness variation. To inspect for this condition, measure the disc at 12 points with a micrometer at a radius approximately one inch from the edge of the disc. If t...

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Adjustments -> Brake Pedal Height -> Brake Pedal Travel -> Parking Brake
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Brake Pedal Height
  • Run engine at normal operating condition.
  • Measure distance to top center of brake pedal pad.
  • Free height should be approximately 7.35 inches.
  • If pedal height is not within specification, inspect pedal, booster or master cylinder to ensure proper parts are installed. Replace worn or damaged parts.
Brake Pedal Travel
  • With engine running in Neutral or Park position, block drive wheels, then release parking brake.
  • Install brake pedal effort gauge tool No. 021-00001, or equivalent, and inspect pedal travel. With 25 lbs. of pressure applied to pedal, travel shou...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Precautions -> Hydraulic Brake Fluid Color
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Hydraulic Brake Fluid Color

Hydraulic brake fluid must conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 116. Under this standard, brake fluids are visually different from other automotive fluids such as transmission, power steering and engine.

Fluid color in a normal brake system may vary from its original color for many reasons. A brake master cylinder may show significantly different shades fluid color between the two brake master cylinder reservoirs. Color may also appear to vary between cast steel and die cast aluminum reservoirs. Some reasons for discolorati...

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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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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Brake Service -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Removal
  • Raise and support rear of vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove brake drum.
  • Install suitable wheel cylinder clamp over ends of wheel cylinder to retain pistons in bore.
  • Disconnect parking brake cable from parking brake lever.
  • Remove two brake shoe hold-down retainers, springs and pins, Fig. .
  • Spread brake shoes over piston shoe guide slots, then lift shoes, springs and adjuster off backing plate as an assembly.
  • Remove adjuster spring.
  • Remove retracting springs to separate shoes.
  • Remove parking brake lever retaining clip, spring and washer.
  • Remove lever from pin.
Instal...

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

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