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  • 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS, CID:232, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:232, Engine VIN:, Desg:4
  • 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS, CID:281, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:281, Engine VIN:, Desg:W

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Precautions -> Hydraulic Brake Fluid Color
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Hydraulic Brake Fluid Color

Hydraulic brake fluid must conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 116. Under this standard, brake fluids are visually different from other automotive fluids such as transmission, power steering and engine.

Fluid color in a normal brake system may vary from its original color for many reasons. A brake master cylinder may show significantly different shades fluid color between the two brake master cylinder reservoirs. Color may also appear to vary between cast steel and die cast aluminum reservoirs. Some reasons for discolorati...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Description -> Capri -> Continental, Cougar, Mark VIII, Mustang, Sable, Taurus & Thunderbird -> Contour & Mystique -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort, Probe & Tracer
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Capri

Rear braking is provided by self-adjusting, single piston, floating caliper disc brakes, Fig. . The caliper slides on two hollow, stainless steel guide pins in bushings.

One guide pin is secured to the anchor bracket by a bolt. The other guide pin is held in position by the caliper retaining bolt.

The disc pads are held in the anchor bracket by two retaining clips and a "V" spring. The caliper must be removed to replace the disc pads.

During normal operation, hydraulic pressure from the master cylinder pushes the piston forward and applies pressure on the inboard brake pad. This pre...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Brake Disc Service
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Disc brake service is extremely critical due to the close tolerances required in machining the brake disc to ensure proper brake operation.

Maintaining close control of the shape of the rubbing surfaces is necessary to prevent brake roughness. In addition, the surface finish must be non-directional and maintained at a micro-inch finish. This is necessary to avoid pulls and erratic performance, and to promote long lining life and equal lining wear of both the lefthand and righthand brakes.

Do not attempt to refinish the rubbing surfaces unless precision equipment, ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Capri -> Continental, Cougar, Mark VIII, Mustang, Sable, Taurus & Thunderbird -> Contour & Mystique -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort, Probe & Tracer -> Installation -> Removal -> Replace -> Replacement
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake system power booster must be depressurized before disconnecting any hydraulic lines or fittings. Depressurize the system by pumping the brake pedal a minimum of 25 times with the ignition in the Off position.

After performing any service work, obtain a firm brake pedal before moving the vehicle.

Capri
Replace
  • Remove approximately 2/3 of brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Using needle nose pliers, remove parking brake return springs at rear of caliper, Fig. .
  • Loosen parking brake cable ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1995 -> 1996 -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Procedure -> On-Board Diagnostics -> Pinpoint Tests -> Quick Tests -> Warning Lamp Diagnosis -> Wiring Diagrams
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 V6 GAS

Warning Lamp Diagnosis

The anti-lock brake system uses two warning indicators to alert the driver of malfunctions in the system.

The red "Brake" warning lamp will come on for only two reasons:

  • If brake fluid level in master cylinder reservoir falls below level determined by set point of fluid level switch.
  • If parking brake is applied.

The amber "Check Anti-Lock Brake" lamp will come on for numerous reasons. It warns the driver the ABS has been turned off due to a symptom existing in the system. Normal power braking remains but the wheels may lock during a panic stop while the warning...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Mercury Cougar AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1996 Mercury Cougar cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> Caliper Service -> Aspire -> Assemble -> Caliper, Overhaul -> Caliper, Replace -> Capri -> Disassemble -> Escort & Tracer -> Except Aspire, Capri, Escort, Mustang Cobra, Probe & Tracer -> Inspection -> Installation -> Mustang Cobra -> Probe -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6 V8 GAS

Caliper, Replace

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake booster system must be depressurized before disconnecting any hydraulic lines or fittings. Depressurize the system by pumping the brake pedal a minimum of 25 times with the ignition in the Off position.

Except Aspire, Capri, Escort, Mustang Cobra, Probe & Tracer

Before removing calipers, mark lefthand and righthand calipers so they can be installed in the same position.

  • On Continental, Sable and Taurus, turn air suspension service switch Off, if equipped.
  • On all models, raise and support front of vehicle, then remove wheel a...

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