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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Troubleshooting -> Brake Chatter -> Brake Drag -> Brake Fade -> Brake Pull -> Brake Squeal Or Squeak -> Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort -> Low Pedal -> Pedal Falls Away -> Pedal Pulsation -> Rear Brake Grab Or Pull -> Spongy Pedal
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Pedal Falls Away

  • System leak at brake line, fitting, hose or caliper/wheel cylinder.
  • Internal leakage in master cylinder caused by worn or damaged piston cups.
  • Internal leak in ABS or RWAL system.

Low Pedal

  • Worn brake linings.
  • Worn drums or rotors.
  • Rear brakes out of adjustment.

Spongy Pedal

  • Air in hydraulic system.
  • Thin brake drums.
  • Substandard brake lines and hoses.

Hard Pedal Or High Pedal Effort

  • Linings that are water soaked, contaminated or glazed.
  • Defective power booster or check valve.

Pedal Pulsation

  • Disc brake rotors have excessive lateral runout or thickness variation.
  • Out of round bra...

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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 -> Component Replacement -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Except Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Master Cylinder

Except Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
  • With engine stopped, pump brake pedal four or five times to deplete vacuum in power booster.
  • Disconnect brake lines at master cylinder.
  • Remove ground wire from combination valve bracket.
  • Remove master cylinder retaining nuts, Fig. .
  • Slide combination valve bracket off cylinder mounting studs. Loosen or disconnect brake lines at rear anti-lock valve and combination valve, if required.
  • Remove master cylinder.
  • Reverse procedure to install. Tighten master cylinder mounting nuts and fluid line nuts as specified in Fig. .
Caravan, ...

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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 -> Troubleshooting -> 4 WABS System -> Isolation & Dump Solenoid Inspection Procedures -> Main Relay Inspection Procedures -> Pump/Motor Circuit Open -> Pump/Motor Inspection Procedures -> Pump/Motor Stalled -> Relay Open -> Relay Shorted -> RWAL System -> Solenoid Open -> Solenoid Shorted
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

RWAL System

RWAL system malfunctions are indicated by a warning lamp on the instrument cluster. If such a malfunction occurs, proceed as follows:

  • Inspect brake fluid level and correct as necessary.
  • Visually inspect ABS hydraulic and electrical connections and correct as necessary.
  • If hydraulic system leaks or weak or corroded electrical connections are not evident, road test vehicle to inspect vehicle for driveability conditions such as low or spongy pedal, brake pulling or grabbing.
  • Ensure parking brake is operating properly and is fully released.
  • If visual inspections and road test ...

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Description
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

These vehicles employ Delco single piston sliding calipers. The most significant feature of single piston caliper operation is that the calipers are free to slide laterally on the mounting bolts. It is the freedom of lateral movement that allows continuous compensation for lining wear.

Upon brake application, fluid pressure exerted against the caliper piston increases equally in all directions, creating the same pressure in the caliper bore and on the piston.

Pr...

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Precautions -> Brake Bleed -> Brake Disc Service -> Brake Lines & Linings -> Brake Roughness -> Caliper Inspection -> General Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

Brake Lines & Linings

Remove one of the front wheels and inspect the brake disc, caliper and linings. The wheel bearings should be inspected at this time and repacked if necessary.

Do not get any oil or grease on the linings. It is recommended that both front wheel sets be replaced whenever a respective pad is worn or damaged. Inspect and, if necessary, replace rear brake linings also.

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

Brake Roughness

The most common cause of brake chatter on disc brakes is a variation in thickness o...

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Rotor Replacement -> 1997-98 -> 1999-2001 -> 5-Stud Rotors -> 8-Stud Rotors -> Tapered Wheel Bearings -> Unit Wheel Bearings
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

1997-98

Tapered Wheel Bearings
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire, then the brake caliper.
  • On models equipped with removable adapter hub, remove hub from rotor.
  • On models equipped with one piece rotor and hub assembly, remove grease cap that covers cotter pin and hub nut.
  • On models equipped with long adapter, use long pry tool with angled end to remove grease cap.
  • On all models, remove cotter pin from spindle and wheel bearing adjusting nut.
  • Remove locknut, then the wheel bearing and thrust washer.
  • Remove rotor and hub assembly from spindle.
  • Reverse procedure to install, n...

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