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We have info for following modifications of 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup

  • 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:5
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL, CID:359, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:359, Engine VIN:, Desg:D
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:Z
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 8.0 V10 GAS, CC:7990, CID:488, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:488, Engine VIN:, Desg:W

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

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 3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

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 3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

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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Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Caliper Service -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Inspection -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

Removal

  • Raise and properly support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assemblies.
  • Press caliper piston back into bore using suitable large, flat blade screwdriver. Use large C-clamp if additional force is needed.
  • Loosen bolt securing front brake hose fitting bolt in caliper.
  • Remove caliper mounting bolts with 3/8 hex wrench or socket.
  • Rotate caliper rearward off rotor and out of steering knuckle support ledges.
  • Remove front brake hose fitting bolt completely then remove caliper and brake pads as an assembly.
  • Cover open end of brake hose to prevent entry of dirt.

Disassemble

  • Drain brake ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

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 3500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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 3500 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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