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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 -> Component Service -> Assemble -> Aurora, Bonneville, Corvette, LeSabre, Park Avenue, Riviera, 88 & 98 -> Corvette -> Disassemble -> Except Aurora, Bonneville, Corvette, LeSabre, Park Avenue, Riviera, 88 & 98 -> Master Cylinder Overhaul -> Wheel Cylinder Overhaul
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8 V6 GAS

Master Cylinder Overhaul
Except Aurora, Bonneville, Corvette, LeSabre, Park Avenue, Riviera, 88 & 98
Disassemble

Refer to Figs. and when performing the following procedures.

  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle as follows:
    • Disconnect and plug hydraulic lines.
    • Remove two master cylinder attaching nuts, then the master cylinder.
  • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
  • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
  • Remove fluid level switch, if equipped.
  • On models with compact master cylinder, remove proportioner valve assembly, Fig. ...

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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 -> Brake Service -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

Removal
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Mark relationship of wheel to axle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove brake drum. If drum is difficult to remove, proceed as follows:
    • Ensure parking brake is released.
    • Back off parking brake cable adjustment.
    • Remove access hole plug from backing plate, insert screwdriver through hole and push parking brake lever off its stop.
    • Insert punch through hole in splash shield Fig. , tap on punch to loosen drum. Then remove drum.
  • Remove actuator spring using special brake tool J 38400 or equivalent to pry loop end of spring from adjuster actuator, Fig. ...

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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 -> Adjustments -> Parking Brake Adjustment -> Service Brake Adjustment
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

Service Brake Adjustment
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Mark relationship of wheel to axle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove brake drum. If drum is difficult to remove, proceed as follows:
    • Ensure parking brake is released.
    • Back off parking brake cable adjustment.
    • Remove access hole plug from backing plate, insert screwdriver through hole and push parking brake lever off its stop.
    • Insert punch through hole in splash shield Fig. , tap on punch to loosen drum. Then remove drum.
  • Measure inside diameter of drum using special tool J 21177-A or J22364-01 or equivalent.
  • Adjust by turning star...

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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 SE 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) -> Caliper Service -> Caliper Assemble -> Caliper Disassemble -> Caliper Installation -> Caliper Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

Caliper Removal
  • Remove approximately 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Raise and support front of vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Position suitable pliers over inboard pad and housing as shown in Fig. , and squeeze pliers to compress caliper piston.
  • If caliper assembly is being removed for service, remove inlet fitting attaching bolt, copper washer, and inlet fitting from caliper housing. Plug opening in inlet fitting to prevent fluid loss and contamination. Do not crimp brake hose, as this may damage internal structure of hose. If only shoe and lining assemblie...

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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 -> Adjustments -> AC-Delco Single Diaphragm Type -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Air Method -> Brake Pedal -> Gauge Method -> Pushrod -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

Brake Pedal
Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
  • With engine running and brake pedal in rest position, measure distance between face of pedal and floor mat.
  • If distance is not 5.79-6.18 inches, adjust pedal height as follows:
    • Remove left lower instrument panel trim section and air duct.
    • Loosen stop lamp switch sufficiently to gain clearance for pedal adjustment.
    • Loosen locknut and rotate pedal pushrod as needed to obtain specified pedal height, then tighten locknut.
    • Adjust position of brake light switch so that plunger lightly contacts pedal stopper and brake lamps are off when pedal is release...

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