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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 -> Brake System Bleed -> Manual -> Master Cylinder -> Pressure
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 8.0 V10 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 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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Precautions -> General Service Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

General Service Precautions

Certain components of the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) are not intended to be serviced individually. Attempting to remove, separate or disconnect certain system components may result in personal injury and/or improper system operation. Service components only as directed.

Observe the following general precautions when servicing the system:

  • If any welding ...

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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 L6 DIESEL

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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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+.

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 8.0 V10 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 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 8.0 V10 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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