DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
Power assist front disc and rear drum brakes arestandard equipment. Disc brake components consistof single piston calipers and ventilated rotors. Reardrum brakes are dual shoe units with cast brakedrums.The parking brake mechanism is lever and cableoperated. The cables are attached to levers on therear drum brake secondary shoes. The parkingbrakes are operated by a hand lever.A dual diaphragm vacuum power brake booster isused for all applications. All models have an alumi-num master cylinder with plastic reservoir.All models are equipped with a combination valve.The valve contains a pressure differential valve andswitch and a fixed rate rear proportioning valve.Factory brake lining on all models consists of anorganic base material combined with metallic parti-cles. The original equipment linings do not containasbestos.
SERVICE WARNINGS & CAUTIONS
WARNING: DUST AND DIRT ACCUMULATING ONBRAKE PARTS DURING NORMAL USE MAY CON-TAIN ASBESTOS FIBERS FROM AFTERMARKETLININGS. BREATHING EXCESSIVE CONCENTRA-TIONS OF ASBESTOS FIBERS CAN CAUSE SERI-OUS BODILY HARM. EXERCISE CARE WHENSERVICING BRAKE PARTS. DO NOT CLEANBRAKE PARTS WITH COMPRESSED AIR OR BYDRY BRUSHING. USE A VACUUM CLEANER SPE-CIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE REMOVAL OFASBESTOS FIBERS FROM BRAKE COMPONENTS.IF A SUITABLE VACUUM CLEANER IS NOT AVAIL-ABLE, CLEANING SHOULD BE DONE WITH AWATER DAMPENED CLOTH. DO NOT SAND, ORGRIND BRAKE LINING UNLESS EQUIPMENT USEDIS DESIGNED TO CONTAIN THE DUST RESIDUE.DISPOSE OF ALL RESIDUE CONTAINING ASBES-TOS FIBERS IN SEALED BAGS OR CONTAINERSTO MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO YOURSELF AND OTH-ERS. FOLLOW PRACTICES PRESCRIBED BY THEOCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINIS-TRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONAGENCY FOR THE HANDLING, PROCESSING, ANDDISPOSITION OF DUST OR DEBRIS THAT MAYCONTAIN ASBESTOS FIBERS.CAUTION: Never use gasoline, kerosene, alcohol,motor oil, transmission fluid, or any fluid containingmineral oil to clean the system components. Thesefluids damage rubber cups and seals. Use onlyfresh brake fluid or Mopar brake cleaner to clean orflush brake system components. These are the onlycleaning materials recommended. If system contam-ination is suspected, check the fluid for dirt, discol-oration, or separation into distinct layers. Alsocheck the reservoir cap seal for distortion. Drainand flush the system with new brake fluid if con-tamination is suspected.CAUTION: Use Mopar brake fluid, or an equivalentquality fluid meeting SAE/DOT standards J1703 andDOT 3. Brake fluid must be clean and free of con-taminants. Use fresh fluid from sealed containersonly to ensure proper antilock component opera-tion.CAUTION: Use Mopar multi-mileage or high temper-ature grease to lubricate caliper slide surfaces,drum brake pivot pins, and shoe contact points onthe backing plates. Use multi-mileage grease or GE661 or Dow 111 silicone grease on caliper slide pinsto ensure proper operation.
A suspended-type brake pedal is used, the pedalpivots on a shaft mounted in the pedal supportbracket. The bracket is attached to the dash panel.The brake pedal is a serviceable component. Thepedal, pedal bushings, shaft and pedal bracket are allreplaceable parts.
STOP LAMP SWITCH
The plunger type stop lamp switch is mounted on abracket attached to the brake pedal support. Theswitch can be adjusted when necessary.
RED BRAKE WARNING LAMP
A red warning lamp is used for the service brakeportion of the hydraulic system. The lamp is locatedin the instrument cluster. The red warning lightalerts the driver if a pressure differential existsbetween the front and rear hydraulic systems or theparking brakes are applied.The lamp is turned on momentarily when the igni-tion switch is turn to the on position. This is a self test to verify the lamp is operational.
POWER BRAKE BOOSTER
The booster assembly consists of a housing dividedinto separate chambers by two internal diaphragms.The outer edge of each diaphragm is attached to thebooster housing. The diaphragms are connected tothe booster primary push rod.
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