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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+.

Power Brake Units -> Description
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

These self contained vacuum hydraulic power braking units are of the vacuum suspended type. They use engine intake manifold vacuum or a vacuum pump along with atmospheric pressure for their power, eliminating the need for a vacuum reservoir. A mechanically operated control valve, with integral vacuum power diaphragms, controls the degree of brake application or release depending on amount of foot pressure applied to...

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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 -> Adjustments -> Adjustment -> Except FWD Models -> FWD Models -> Parking Brake -> Self-Adjusting Brakes -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Service Brake

Except FWD Models
Self-Adjusting Brakes

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining to drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the car is moving rearward.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary when the brake shoes have been relined, replaced or when the length of the star wheel adjuster has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent the automa...

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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 -> 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 5.9 V8 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+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> Parking Brake Cable
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

Brake Drums

Any time the brake drums are removed for brake service, the braking surface diameter should be checked with a suitable brake drum micrometer at several points to determine if they are within the safe oversize limit stamped on the brake drum outer surface. If the braking surface diameter exceeds specifications, the drum must be replaced. If the braking surface diameter is within specifications, drums should be cleaned and inspected for cracks, scores, deep grooves, taper, out of round and heat spotting. If drums are cracked or heat spotted, they must be replaced. Minor scor...

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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+.

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1998 -> 1999-2001 -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Cherokee -> Dakota & Durango -> Full Size Pickup -> Full Size Van -> Grand Cherokee -> Hydraulic Booster -> Inline Mount -> Installation -> PT Cruiser -> Removal -> Replacement -> Transverse Mount -> Vacuum Booster -> Wrangler
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

The only serviceable power brake booster components are the vacuum hose and the check valve. The power brake booster must be serviced as an assembly. If diagnosis indicates a power brake booster fault condition, the unit must be replaced as an assembly.

Replacement

Full Size Pickup
Vacuum Booster
  • With engine stopped, pump brake pedal four or five times to deplete power booster vacuum.
  • On 1997 models, proceed as follows:
    • Disconnect harness wires from differential switch on combination valve and from RWAL valve.
    • Disconnect brake line from combination valve to front brakes, or AB...

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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 5.9 V8 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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