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We have info for following modifications of 1996 Mercury Cougar

  • 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+.

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+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Inspection
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

  • Inspect components for damage and unusual wear. Replace as necessary.
  • Inspect wheel cylinders. Boots which are torn, cut, or heat damaged indicate need for wheel cylinder replacement. Fluid spilling from boot center hole, or wetness around wheel cylinder ends indicates cup leakage and need for wheel cylinder replacement. A small amount of fluid is always present and is considered normal, acting as lubricant for cylinder pistons.
  • Inspect backing pla...

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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 -> Front Disc Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Aspire -> Capri -> Escort & Tracer -> Except Aspire, Capri, Escort, Mustang Cobra, Probe & Tracer -> Inspection -> Installation -> Mustang Cobra -> Probe -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake hydraulic system must be depressurized before disconnecting any hydraulic lines or fittings. Depressurize the system by pumping the brake pedal a minimum of 25 times with the ignition in the Off position.

Except Aspire, Capri, Escort, Mustang Cobra, Probe & Tracer
Removal
  • Remove brake fluid until reservoir is half full.
  • On Continental, Sable and Taurus, if equipped, turn air suspension service switch Off.
  • On all models, raise and support front of vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove caliper locating pins.
  • Lift caliper assembl...

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 5 -> Tightening Specifications
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Replacement -> Capri -> Escort & Tracer -> Except Capri, Escort, Sable, Taurus & Tracer -> Installation -> Master Cylinder -> Removal -> Sable & Taurus -> Wheel Cylinders
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Master Cylinder
Except Capri, Escort, Sable, Taurus & Tracer
  • On models equipped with ABS, depress brake pedal several times to exhaust all vacuum in the system.
  • On all models, disconnect brake lines from master cylinder, then all necessary electrical connectors.
  • On models equipped with ABS, disconnect hydraulic control unit supply hose at master cylinder. Secure hose in a position to prevent brake fluid loss.
  • On all models, remove nuts retaining master cylinder to brake booster.
  • Remove master cylinder.
  • Reverse procedure to install. After installation is complete, fill master cyli...

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