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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 -> Adjustments -> 1997-2000 -> 2001 -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve -> Park Brake Cable Tensioner -> Stop Lamp Switch
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 V8 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 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 -> 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+.

Power Brake Units -> Description
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 8.0 V10 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 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 V8 GAS

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+.

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 8.0 V10 GAS

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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager -> Combination Valve Test -> Fixed Proportioning Valve Test -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve Test -> Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test -> Power Booster Check Valve Test -> Power Booster Vacuum Test -> Pressure Differential Switch -> PT Cruiser
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

Master Cylinder/Power Booster Test

  • Start engine and inspect booster vacuum hose connections for leaks.
  • Stop engine and shift transmission into neutral.
  • Pump brake pedal until all vacuum reserve in booster is depleted.
  • Press and hold brake pedal under light foot pressure. Pedal should hold firm. If it falls away master cylinder is faulty.
  • Start engine and note pedal action. Pedal should fall away slightly under light foot pressure, then hold firm.
  • If no pedal action is felt, the power booster, vacuum supply or vacuum check valve are faulty. Proceed to "Power Booster Vacuum Test."
  • If p...

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