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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Description
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 L6 DIESEL

These vehicles employ Delco single piston sliding calipers. The most significant feature of single piston caliper operation is that the calipers are free to slide laterally on the mounting bolts. It is the freedom of lateral movement that allows continuous compensation for lining wear.

Upon brake application, fluid pressure exerted against the caliper piston increases equally in all directions, creating the same pressure in the caliper bore and on the piston.

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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 -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1997 -> 1997 Dakota w/4 WABS -> 1997 Full Size Pickup & Van w/4 WABS -> 1997 RWAL -> 1998 -> 1998-99 -> 1999 Dakota, Durango & Full Size Van -> 1999 Full Size Pickup -> 2000 Dakota, Durango & Full Size Van -> 2000 Full Size Pickup -> 2001 -> 4 WABS System -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> RWAL System -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

RWAL System

The RWAL diagnostic functions have been integrated into the OBD II diagnostic connector, Fig. , located below the lefthand side of the instrument panel. If a diagnostic trouble code has been stored, both the brake and ABS warning lamps will be illuminated. To access diagnostic trouble codes, proceed as follows:

  • Place ignition switch in Run position, then momentarily connect diagnostic connector terminal 13, Fig. , to ground.
  • When ground is disconnected from terminal, ABS and brake warning lamps will begin to flash out any diagnostic...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1997 -> 1997 Dakota w/4 WABS -> 1997 Full Size Pickup & Van w/4 WABS -> 1997 RWAL -> 1998 -> 1998-99 -> 1999 Dakota, Durango & Full Size Van -> 1999 Full Size Pickup -> 2000 Dakota, Durango & Full Size Van -> 2000 Full Size Pickup -> 2001 -> 4 WABS System -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> RWAL System -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 Pickup 8.0 V10 GAS

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

RWAL System

The RWAL diagnostic functions have been integrated into the OBD II diagnostic connector, Fig. , located below the lefthand side of the instrument panel. If a diagnostic trouble code has been stored, both the brake and ABS warning lamps will be illuminated. To access diagnostic trouble codes, proceed as follows:

  • Place ignition switch in Run position, then momentarily connect diagnostic connector terminal 13, Fig. , to ground.
  • When ground is disconnected from terminal, ABS and brake warning lamps will begin to flash out any diagnostic...

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Inspection -> Adjuster Mechanism -> Backing Plate -> Brake Drums -> Brake Linings & Springs -> Parking Brake Cable
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 3500 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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