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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+.

Power Brake Units -> Adjustments -> Bendix Type -> Pushrod -> Single Diaphragm Booster
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Pushrod

Proper adjustment of the master cylinder pushrod is necessary to ensure proper operation of the power brake system. A pushrod that is too long will prevent the master cylinder piston from completely releasing hydraulic pressure, eventually causing the brakes to drag. A pushrod that is too short will cause excessive brake pedal travel and cause groaning noises to come from the booster when the brakes are applied. A properly adjusted pushrod that remains assembled to the booster with which is was matched during production should not require service adjustment. However, if the b...

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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 -> Hydraulic Brake System Flush
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Whenever new brake components are installed in the hydraulic system, it is recommended that the entire hydraulic system be thoroughly flushed with clean brake fluid.

It may sometime become necessary to flush out the system due to the presence of mineral oil, kerosene, gasoline, etc., which will cause swelling of rubber piston cups and valves and render them inoperative.

Flushing is performed at ...

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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 -> Inspection
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Remove wheels and inspect brake disc, caliper and linings. The wheel bearings should be inspected at this time and repacked if necessary. Do not get any grease on the linings.

If the caliper is cracked or fluid leakage through the casting is evident, it must be replaced as a unit.

Should it become necessary to remove the caliper when installing new parts, clean all parts in alcohol, then wipe dry using lint-free cloths. Using an air hose, blow out drilled passages and bores. Inspect dust boots for punctures or tears. If punctures or tears are evident, install new boots during assembly.

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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 -> Precautions
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

When working on or around brake assemblies, care must be taken to prevent breathing asbestos dust, as many manufacturers incorporate asbestos fibers in the production of brake linings. During routine service operations the amount of asbestos dust from brake lining wear is at a low level, due to a chemical breakdown during use and a few precautions will minimize exposure. Do not sand or grind brake linings unless suitable local exhaust ventilation equipment is used to prevent excessive asbestos exposure.

The brake shoe and lining assemblies should be replaced if the lining is worn to ...

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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 3.8 V6 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+.

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 3.8 V6 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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