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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+.

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Bendix Diaphragm Types -> Bendix Hydro-Boost Type -> Brakes Grab -> Erratic Booster Operation, Binding, Grabbing Or Sticking -> Hard Pedal Or No Assist -> No Or Slow Release -> No Power Assist
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Complaints about power brake operation should be handled as if two separate systems exist. Inspect for faults in the hydraulic system first. If it is satisfactory, start inspecting the power brake circuit. For a quick inspection of proper power unit operation, press the brake pedal firmly and then start the engine. The pedal should fall away slightly and less pressure should be needed to maintain the pedal in any position.

Another inspection begins with installation of a suitable pressure gauge in the brake hydraulic system. Take a reading with the engine Off and the power unit n...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Troubleshooting -> Mark VIII -> Pre-Test Checks
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Pre-Test Checks
Mark VIII
  • Ensure parking brake is fully released, otherwise "Brake" warning lamp will be illuminated.
  • Check brake fluid levels in master cylinder reservoir and hydraulic control unit reservoir. If either is low, a warning lamp will be illuminated.
  • Ensure the following connectors are connected and terminals are secure in connectors:
    • 55-Pin c...

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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 3.8 V6 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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