1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup Brake Service (ONLINE REPAIR MANUALS)

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We have info for following modifications of 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup

  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS, CID:239, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:239, Engine VIN:, Desg:X
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:T
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS, CID:318, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:318, Engine VIN:, Desg:Y
  • 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.9 V8 GAS, CID:360, Fuel Injection, Aspiration:360, Engine VIN:, Desg:Z

BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 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 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 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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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Full Size Pickup -> Caliper Service -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Inspection -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 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 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup & Van -> Precautions -> General Service Precautions
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

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 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 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 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

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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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Brake System Bleed -> Manual -> Master Cylinder -> Pressure
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 CNG

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 1500 Pickup AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> DaimlerChrysler -> Adjustments -> Adjustment -> Except FWD Models -> FWD Models -> Parking Brake -> Self-Adjusting Brakes -> Service Brake
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS

Service Brake

Except FWD Models
Self-Adjusting Brakes

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that ensure correct lining to drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the car is moving rearward.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary when the brake shoes have been relined, replaced or when the length of the star wheel adjuster has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward range to halt reverse vehicle motion may prevent the automa...

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