There are many major differences, including the overhead cam design, and aluminum heads. Fan drives were fine tuned to reduce fan speed for lower noise where appropriate. A high-efficiency clutch hydraulic system provided smoother pedal operation, using higher internal pressure for greater precision, reduced hysteresis, the difference in operating force between release and engagement - and started engagement closer to the floor than in 1996 as requested by customers. Here's the tightening sequence- Start with third bolt in from front pass side then directly across driver side, then 4th bolt back pass side, then driver side directly across, then 2nd bolt back pass side, then driver side directly across, then last 5th bolt back pass side, then drivers side directly across, then front 1st bolt pass side and lastly driver side directly across. Noise level was equal to best-in-class. The tunnel was also narrower, increasing foot room on the driver's side.
However, the inner rail thickness was increased for added durability. Box and Tailgate The box interior dimensions remained essentially unchanged, maintaining best-in-class capacity for the eight footer. Reduced scrub radius front suspension steering geometry also contributed to improved antilock performance by allowing the system to provide more aggressive initial application than its predecessor while maintaining directional control and steering capability. A relatively high multiple allows the tires, springs, shock absorbers and rubber mounts to do the work of responding to external inputs with minimal frame flex. The air bag system was powered by two dedicated electrical circuits with gold plated terminals for maximum reliability.
I hope they work well 6. This affected both 2-3 and 3-4 shifts. The horn would blow for up to 3 minutes. It pivoted on plastic bushings for smooth operation. Though smaller, these mounts were tuned to maintain the same degree of isolation from noise and vibration at the steering wheel as their predecessors. Center section rails had a modified C-section with turned-in lips for increased stiffness. Rear rails had an open C-section.
The red lens included a reflector section and a clear insert for the back-up lamp function. Powder anti-chip primer was applied between primer and finish coats. The beams conformed to the shape of the outer panel for added protection. Precision feel was aided by reducing internal friction through improved manufacturing processes and new seals. A single piezo-capacitive accelerometer in the electronic module discriminated between collisions of sufficient magnitude to warrant air bag deployment and minor bumps or normal operating conditions. Both air bags deployed simultaneously during a severe frontal impact.
Any tricks that I should know of? The pedal for applying the brake was mounted on the left cowl side, as in the past, but produced none of the characteristic ratchet sound of its predecessor during application. Panel surface design, appropriate material thickness, reinforcements and metallurgy, such as the high strength steel door outer panels, were used as required to meet dent resistance requirements. It provided properly equipped Dakota models with towing capacity up to 6800 pounds 3084 kg. Single-piston front brake calipers had 2. The base engine on all models is the new 3. New over-center wiper arm hinges allowed the blades to stand off the glass for easy snow removal or cleaning of both glass and blades.
The windshield included a customary deeply tinted upper band. Powered operation meant that, if hydraulic pressure was released to prevent lockup, the hydraulic unit would pump the fluid back into the rear brake system to maintain pedal height. The handle return spring was attached opposite the latch lever, balancing loads to help make operation easy. A new box section front cross member increased torsional stiffness, provided support for the stabilizer bar, and aided dimensional control. In addition, the linkage was completely redesigned to increase its stiffness and reduce friction for precision and responsiveness.
Two, dual-filament bulbs provided park and turn signal operation in each lamp; each side marker had a single bulb. Ratings for 1997 remained 175 bhp at 4800 rpm and 225 Ib-ft torque at 3200 rpm as in 1996, though the new air induction system reduced air flow restriction. I since have started the engine and it started right up; runs the same as it did before and still getting the cylinder 3 engine code. Its interior continues to be the largest among four-door compact pickups, with the most front and rear shoulder and hip room as well. Corrosion Protection Corrosion protection was the same as in 1996. New were wide-spaced front cargo tie-down bars recessed in the floor and concealed by snap-in rubber covers.
The higher basic rate also kept the body attitude more consistent from empty to loaded condition than do two-stage springs. Flexible, accordion-pleated cuffs integrated with the rigid duct and tuning chamber unit seal connections at the body-mounted air cleaner and the engine-mounted resonator as on the 5. This allowed the use of lighter weight material in both sections while maintaining requisite durability. To provide strength and durability with reasonable weight requires a measure of flexibility to prevent frame breakage. The bore and stroke is 3.