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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 -> Description -> Dual Piston Calipers -> Single Piston Calipers
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Single Piston Calipers

The caliper assembly consists of a pin sliding caliper housing, inner and outer shoe and lining assemblies and a single piston, Figs. through . The caliper slides on two pins which also act as attaching bolts between caliper and the combination anchor plate and spindle. The outer brake shoe and lining assembly is longer than the inner brake shoe and lining assembly. Inner and outer shoe and lining assemblies are attached to the caliper by spring clips riveted to the shoe surfaces. The inner shoe is attached to the caliper by installing the spring clip to the i...

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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 -> Caliper Service -> Aspire -> Assemble -> Caliper, Overhaul -> Caliper, Replace -> Capri -> Disassemble -> Escort & Tracer -> Except Aspire, Capri, Escort, Mustang Cobra, Probe & Tracer -> Inspection -> Installation -> Mustang Cobra -> Probe -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Caliper, Replace

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake booster 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

Before removing calipers, mark lefthand and righthand calipers so they can be installed in the same position.

  • On Continental, Sable and Taurus, turn air suspension service switch Off, if equipped.
  • On all models, raise and support front of vehicle, then remove wheel a...

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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 -> 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 4.6 V8 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+.

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+.

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 3.8 V6 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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> System Service -> ABS Module -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> Front Brake Sensor Indicator -> Front Sensor -> Hydraulic Control Unit -> Installation -> Master Cylinder Reservoir -> Pedal Travel Switch -> Rear Brake Sensor Indicator -> Rear Sensor -> Removal -> Wheel Sensor
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Master Cylinder Reservoir

Brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir should be between 0.16 inch below the MAX line and the MAX line on the reservoir. If brake fluid is low, the red "Brake" lamp will illuminate. Fill reservoir with brake fluid C6AZ-19542-AA (ESA-M6C25-A) or DOT-3 equivalent.

Brake System Bleed

The master cylinder and hydraulic control unit must be bled using ABS test adapter tool No. T90P-50-ALA, or equivalent. If this procedure is not followed, air will be trapped in the hydraulic control unit which will eventually lead to a spongy brake pedal.

To bleed the ma...

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