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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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Combination Valve -> Except Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Fixed Proportioning Valve -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve -> Hydraulic Control Valves -> Master Cylinder -> Metering Valve
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Master Cylinder

Except Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager

The cylinder body containing the primary and secondary pistons is made of aluminum. The removable fluid reservoir is made of nylon reinforced with glass fiber. The reservoir is the only serviceable component.

The fluid compartments of the nylon reservoir are interconnected to permit fluid level equalization. The equalization feature does not affect circuit separation in the event of a front or rear brake malfunction. The reservoir compartments will retain enough fluid to operate the functioning hydraulic circuit.

Caravan, Town & C...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Description -> Four Wheel Anti-Lock Brake (4 WABS) System -> RWAL System
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

RWAL System

The rear-wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is standard equipment on all models. This system prevents rear wheel lock-up by monitoring wheel speed and altering pressure to the rear wheels. Rear brake fluid application is controlled according to wheel speed, degree of wheel slip and rate of deceleration. The main components of the system are an electronic brake control module, a hydraulic pressure control valve, a speed sensor and a sensor exciter ring, Fig. . A standard master cylinder and power booster are used.

Four ...

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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 -> Brake System Bleed -> Manual -> Master Cylinder -> Pressure
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Manual

  • Remove reservoir filler caps and fill reservoir with proper brake fluid.
  • If calipers or wheel cylinders were overhauled, open all caliper and wheel cylinder bleed screws.
  • Close each bleed screw as fluid starts to drip from them.
  • Fill master cylinder reservoir once more before proceeding.
  • Attach one end of bleed hose to bleed screw and insert opposite end in glass container partially filled with brake fluid, Fig. . Ensure bleed hose is immersed in fluid.
  • Open up bleeder, then have an assistant press down brake pedal.
  • Once brake pedal is down, close bleeder. Repeat bleeding unt...

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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 3.9 V6 GAS

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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Brake Pad Service -> Inspection -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

Removal

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assemblies.
  • Press caliper piston back into bore using suitable large, flat blade screwdriver, Use large C-clamp if additional force is needed.
  • Remove caliper mounting bolts with 3/8 hex wrench or socket,
  • Rotate caliper rearward off rotor and out of steering knuckle support ledges,
  • Remove inboard and outboard brake pads, Inboard pad has spring clip that holds it in caliper piston. Tilt pad out at top to unseat clip. Outboard pad has retaining spring that holds it in caliper. Unseat one spring end and rotate pad out of c...

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