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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1996-1999 Repair Guide

    Proportioning Valve

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1 and 2



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    Fig. Fig. 1: The load sensing proportioning valve is mounted between the body and the forward driver's side lower control arm in the rear suspension



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Proportioning valve assembly

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
    4.  
    5. Label and disconnect the four brake lines from the proportioning valve.
    6.  
    7. Remove the screw retaining the proportioning valve bracket to the rear suspension arm and bushing.
    8.  
    9. Remove the two screws retaining the proportioning valve bracket to the body and remove the valve and bracket assembly.
    10.  

    To install:
    1. Ensure the rear suspension is in full rebound.
    2.  


    WARNING
    A replacement valve assembly comes with a red plastic gauge clip on the valve and the operator rod lower adjustment screw is loose. The gauge clip must not be removed until the valve is installed onto the vehicle.

    1. Position the proportioning valve assembly onto the vehicle and tighten the retaining screws to 89-123 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Connect the four brake lines.
    4.  
    5. Bleed the brakes.
    6.  
    7. Remove the red plastic gauge clip.
    8.  
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10.  

     
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