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  • 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS, CID:231, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:231, Engine VIN:, Desg:K
  • 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8 V6 GAS, CID:231, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:231, Engine VIN:, Desg:1

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Brake Distribution Valve & Switch -> Brake Warning Lamp Switches -> Combination Valve -> Components -> Diagonally Split System -> Failure Warning Switch -> Fluid Level Sensor -> Front & Rear Split System -> Metering Valve -> Proportioning Or Pressure Control Valve -> System Operation -> Warning Lamp
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

System Operation
Front & Rear Split System

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 systems, .

If the rear (secondary) brake system fails, initial brake pedal movement will cause the unrestricted secondary piston to bottom in the master cylinder bore. Primary piston movement will displace hydraulic fluid in the primary section of the master cylinder to actuate the front brake system.

If the front (primary) brake system fails, init...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Bonneville, Eighty Eight, LeSabre, LSS, Ninety Eight & Park Avenue -> System Service -> 1995 -> Bonneville, Eighty Eight & Ninety Eight -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Replacement -> Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)/Electronic Brake & Traction Control Module (EBTCM) -> Front Wheel Speed Sensor -> LeSabre & Park Avenue -> Manual Bleed -> Pressure Bleed -> Pressure Modulator Valve (PMV) -> Rear Wheel Speed Sensor
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

Brake System Bleed

Manual Bleed
  • Deplete vacuum in brake vacuum booster by depressing brake pedal repeatedly with engine stopped, then ensure master cylinder reservoir is filled with clean DOT 3 brake fluid.
  • Install master cylinder reservoir cap, then loosen forward brake pipe connection at master cylinder. Prevent brake fluid from coming in contact with painted surfaces.
  • Allow brake fluid to flow from master cylinder brake pipe port. Keep reservoir full at all times.
  • Tighten brake pipe fitting, then depress brake pedal slowly and hold down.
  • With brake pedal depressed, loosen forward br...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Hydraulic Brake System Specifications
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> BCIA Single & Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Brakes Drag -> Brakes Grab -> Brakes Slow To Release Or Drag -> Brakes Slow To Respond -> Excessive Pedal Effort -> Hard Pedal -> Hard Pedal/Brakes Inefficient -> Low Or Spongy Brake Pedal -> Slow Or No Release -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8 V6 GAS

AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type
Hard Pedal
  • Internal vacuum leak.
  • Faulty control valve.
Brakes Grab
  • Faulty control valve.
Slow Or No Release
  • Faulty pushrod adjustment.
  • Bind in linkage.
BCIA Single & Tandem Diaphragm Type
Brakes Grab
  • Internal vacuum leak.
  • Faulty control valve
Excessive Pedal Effort
  • Leak in booster vacuum supply.
  • Glazed linings.
  • Contaminated brake fluid.
  • Restricted filter or booster valve air passage.
  • Leak in booster vacuum supply.
  • Damaged booster or improperly assembled booster valve.
Brakes Slow To Respond
  • Restricted filter or booster valve air passage.
  • Contaminated brake fluid.
  • Leak in...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> AC-Delco Single Piston Front Disc Brake (Type 2) -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Roughness
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 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 pulsation is experienced at low speeds, the disc may have excessive thickness variation. To check for this condition, measure the disc at 12 points with a micrometer at a radius approximately one inch from edge of disc. If thic...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Pontiac Bonneville AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Pontiac Bonneville cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Type 6 -> Description
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8 V6 GAS

This brake assembly is of an advanced design. It operates with fewer parts, but is equal to other drum brake systems in performance. In thi...

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