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  • 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+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 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+.

Power Brake Units -> Description
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Brake System Bleed
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

Refer to the "Hydraulic 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 -> 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 3.9 V6 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+.

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 5.2 V8 CNG

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+.

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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