Dakota 4WD V6-239 3.9L VIN X FI (1989)
ABS Light: Customer Interest
ABS/Brakes - Warning Lamps ON, Codes 4 or 9 Set
Sept. 24, 1990
R.W.A.L. Valve Harness Replacement Faults Caused By Water Contamination
AD - RAM PICKUP/RAM CAB & CHASSIS/RAMCHARGER (RWD, 4WD) POWER RAM CAB & CHASSIS (4WD) AN -
DAKOTA/DAKOTA SPORT/DAKOTA CONVERTIBLE/DAKOTA CAB & CHASSIS
The amber ANTILOCK, and red BRAKE warning lamp illuminate and a Code 4 or 9 is present during diagnosis of the Rear Wheel Antilock Brake
System (RWAL) on a subject vehicle. A possible cause is water contamination of the 4-way connector at the hydraulic valve (located inside the left
frame rail near the rear of the vehicle) and/or water contamination in the 50-way connector.
8 - Tie Straps PN 6015756
1 - Kit
1 - Jumper Harness 4 - Insulators (connectors) 4 - Locking Wedges 1 - Connector Grease
It is important to completely read this bulletin prior to performing this repair procedure. This procedure involves the replacement of part of the existing
RWAL harness with a service jumper harness that runs directly from the Instrument Panel side of the 50-way bulkhead connector to the RWAL valve.
Disconnect the battery cables.
Disconnect 2-way harness connector to R.W.A.L. sensor jumper harness.
Disconnect 4-way harness connector to R.W.A.L. valve and remove the end seal and inspect for water or moisture inside connector.
Disassemble, clean and dry as required, the 4-way connector on the R.W.A.L. valve side.
Apply grease (supplied) to the connector, both on the front and behind the rear end seal on the R.W.A.L. valve side. This step is done even if no
water is present.
On the wire harness side cut off the 2 & 4-way connectors and wires flush with the wiring harness. Tape over exposed wires with friction tape.
Attach service jumper harness to the 4-way R.W.A.L. valve connector and to the 2- way R.W.A.L. sensor jumper connector.
Route service harness forward along frame rail to bulkhead area as follows:
AN-BODY - Tie strap service harness to brake & fuel lines periodically. Loop back excess wire length and tie strap to brake lines near fuel tank
AD-BODY - Tie strap service harness to existing chassis wiring periodically. Locate basket handle clip on service harness to floor pan clip. Loop
back excess wire length and tie strap to chassis harness near fuel tank area.
Route eyelet (ground) lead along engine compartment harness to existing R.W.A.L. ground location.
Replace existing R.W.A.L. ground with ground supplied by service jumper. Tape existing ground to harness.