2007-2009 Mazda3 HEAVY STEERING EFFORT WITH POWER STEERING MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON

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Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 24-08-2016

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the steering effort is hard or heavy with power steering malfunction indicator lamp illumination and DTC C1099 [ELECTRO HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST STEERING (EHPAS)] stored in memory. This problem is caused by contamination of the system from such things as corrosion getting inside the power steering line, sticking in the power steering pump, and lowering the revolution speed. The system then goes into a fail safe function. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. REPAIR PROCEDURE OUTLINE 1. Verify customer concern. 2. Clean the steering gear box by flushing all fluid lines with 10 quarts of fluid. 3. Remove the electric power steering oil pump assembly (A) and pipe assembly (B). 4. Replace the power steering oil pump unit (shaded part of A) on the pump assembly with oil pump kit. 5. Install the repaired power steering oil pump assembly and new pipe assembly. 6. Fill the pump reservoir with ATF MIII and remove air from the line.

ALL INFINITI; BRAKE NOISE/ JUDDER/ PEDAL FEEL DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

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Filed Under (Infiniti) by admin on 24-08-2016

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assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Most brake issues fall into the following categories: a. Brake Noise: A squeak, squeal, clunk, or groan that occurs when the brakes are applied or released. b. Brake Judder: A vibration that can be felt in the vehicle, steering wheel, or brake pedal when the brakes are applied. c. Pedal Feel: The effort needed to operate the brakes is too high or too low. SERVICE PROCEDURE 1. Verify the condition by road testing the vehicle with the customer. 2. Determine the specific brake issue based on the description in the Service Information above. 3. Follow the appropriate repair procedure(s), listed on the following pages, for your specific issue.

Jaguar X-TYPE Fuel System – Drivability/ Starting Issues

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Filed Under (Jaguar) by admin on 23-08-2016

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This bulletin provides diagnostic information for the vehicle fuel system. The following issues are addressed: Drivability/starting issues: 1. Fuel starvation. Loss of power at high engine demand, stumbling and stuttering during wide open throttle accelerations, preignition (detonation) at high engine speeds/loads. 2. Engine starting problems. No fuel pump commands, Engine Control Module (ECM) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P1234, P1236, P1338. 3. Engine stops with fuel still indicated in the fuel tank. Instrument cluster DTC B2879. 4. ECM DTCs P0456, P0442 and P0455 flagged for Evaporative (EVAP) system leak. (Federal market only) 5. Sender unit open/short circuit. ECM DTC P0460, Instrument Cluster DTCs B1202, B1204, B2627 and B2628). Customer complaints: 6. Difficulty refueling vehicle. 7. Fuel smells, smell of fuel around vehicle. 8 . Fuel pump noise.

2004 Ford Pickup F150 SPARK PLUG REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS – 5.4 3V

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Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 23-08-2016

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FORD: 2004-2005 F-150; 2005 Expedition, F-Super Duty LINCOLN: 2005 Navigator ISSUE NOTE: This article supersedes TSB 06-5-9 to update the vehicle lines and model years. Some 2004-2005 F-150 and 2005 F-Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator vehicles with a 5.4L 3- valve engine may experience difficulty with spark plug removal which may cause damage to the spark plug and leave part of the spark plug in the cylinder head. ACTION Refer to the following Service Procedure for techniques to remove the spark plugs and extract broken spark plugs. SERVICE PROCEDURE GENERAL SPARK PLUG REMOVAL To remove spark plugs without damage, it is necessary to adhere exactly to this procedure before removal is attempted. 1. Make sure the engine is warm (hand touch after cooling down).

1998 Acura 3.5RL FUEL PUMP

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Filed Under (Acura) by admin on 22-08-2016

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1. Remove fuel tank filler cap. Listen for fuel pump operation noise at fuel tank filler. Fuel pump should operate for 2 seconds after ignition switch is turned on. If fuel pump operates as specified, fuel pump is okay. If fuel pump does not operate as specified, go to next step. 2. Turn ignition switch off. Remove rear seat or trunk floor to gain access to fuel pump connector. Disconnect fuel pump connector. Disconnect PGM-FI main relay connector. Connect a fused jumper wire between PGM-FI main relay connector FUEL PUMP fuse side terminal and fuel pump side terminal. See L – WIRING DIAGRAMS article. 3. Turn ignition switch on. Using a voltmeter connected to ground, check for battery voltage at fuel pump harness side connector. See L – WIRING DIAGRAMS article. If battery voltage is not present, check harness between fuel pump and FUEL PUMP fuse. Repair as necessary. If battery voltage is present, check fuel pump ground. Repair as necessary. If ground is okay, replace fuel pump.