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We have info for following modifications of 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup

  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS, CID:239, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:239, Engine VIN:, Desg:X
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:T
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:Y
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:Z

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> System Service -> 1997 -> 1998-2001 -> 2 Wheel Drive -> 4 WABS System -> 4 Wheel Drive -> Anti-Lock Control Assembly, Replace -> Brake System Bleed -> Component Service -> Controller Anti-Lock Brake (CAB) Module, Replace -> Dakota & Durango -> Front Wheel Speed Sensor, Replace -> Full Size Pickup -> Full Size Van -> Rear Anti-Lock Valve, Replace -> Rear Wheel Speed Sensor, Replace -> RWAL Brake System
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Brake System Bleed

The anti-lock brake system must be bled any time air enters the hydraulic system. It is important to note that excessive air in the brake system may set a primary pressure diagnostic trouble code in the control module.

Pressure or manual bleeding procedures can be used when bleeding the ABS system after hoses or brake lines have been disconnected. Bleeding the ABS hydraulic system is also necessary after replacement of the hydraulic assembly or wheel brakes. During bleeding procedures, ensure the brake fluid level remains close to the Full mark on the reservoir.

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Precautions -> General Service Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

General Service Precautions

Certain components of the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) are not intended to be serviced individually. Attempting to remove, separate or disconnect certain system components may result in personal injury and/or improper system operation. Service components only as directed.

Observe the following general precautions when servicing the system:

  • If any welding ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Adjustments -> 1997-2000 -> 2001 -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve -> Park Brake Cable Tensioner -> Stop Lamp Switch
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Height Sensing Proportioning Valve

1997-2000
  • Raise and support vehicle, allowing rear suspension to hang free.
  • Remove rear wheel and tire assemblies.
  • Using an appropriate jack, support rear axle.
  • Disconnect track bar from rear axle, then the shock absorbers.
  • Loosen, but do not remove, both leaf spring to front spring hanger pivot bolts.
  • Loosen adjustment nut on actuator, Fig. .
  • Ensure hooked end of actuator is properly seated in clip on valve lever and clip is properly positioned on lever of valve.
  • Pull housing of valve actuator toward spring hanger until lever on valve bottoms on body of va...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Brake Service -> 12 Inch Drum -> 9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums -> Brake Shoe, Replace -> Caravan, Dakota, Durango, Town & Country & Voyager -> Full Size Pickup -> Inspection -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Brake Shoe, Replace

Do not intermix automatic adjuster components from side to side.

9, 10, 11 & 13 Inch Drums
Caravan, Dakota, Durango, Town & Country & Voyager
Removal
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove rear wheels.
  • Remove drum retaining nuts if equipped, then the drums. If drum will not separate from brake shoes or axle, proceed as follows:
    • Ensure parking brake is disengaged.
    • Remove adjuster hole plug from backing plate.
    • Insert small screwdriver or equivalent, through adjuster hole, then push and hold self adjuster lever off adjuster screw assembly, Fig. .
    • Using a suitable brake adj...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 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 a...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Combination Valve Test -> Fixed Proportioning Valve Test -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve Test -> Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test -> Power Booster Check Valve Test -> Power Booster Vacuum Test -> Pressure Differential Switch -> PT Cruiser
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test

  • Start engine and inspect booster vacuum hose connections for leaks.
  • Stop engine and shift transmission into neutral.
  • Pump brake pedal until all vacuum reserve in booster is depleted.
  • Press and hold brake pedal under light foot pressure. Pedal should hold firm. If it falls away master cylinder is faulty.
  • Start engine and note pedal action. Pedal should fall away slightly under light foot pressure, then hold firm.
  • If no pedal action is felt, the power booster, vacuum supply or vacuum check valve are faulty. Proceed to "Power Booster Vacuum Test."
  • If p...

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