Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 23-04-2010
Torque Specs always torque bolts in three equal increments Lube or Sealer Torque to: Engine Oil 105 ft-lbs. Connecting Rod Bolts Engine Oil 45 ft-lbs. Engine oil 140 ft-lbs. (blind hole) (water jacket) Rocker Arms (non-adjustable) Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs. Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs. Engine Oil 15 ft-lbs. Cam Bolt (upper gear) Thread Locker 45 ft-lbs. Engine Oil 20 ft-lbs. Non- Hardening 30 ft-lbs. Sealer Engine Oil 10 ft-lbs. Flexplate (Automatic) Thread Locker 85 ft-lbs.
Filed Under (Chrysler) by admin on 01-12-2010
1. Remove master cylinder fluid reservoir cap. 2. Raise and support vehicle. 3. Remove tire and wheel assembly. CAUTION: DO NOT overtighten C-clamp. 4. Place appropriately sized C-clamp over brake caliper, placing screw-drive head against outboard shoe and hook against rear of caliper. Slowly tighten screw-drive retracting caliper pistons into bores and brake outboard brake shoe free from caliper fingers. See Fig. 22 . Remove C-clamp. 5. Once outboard shoe is free from caliper fingers, slide caliper inboard on guides providing clearance between the rotor and inboard brake shoe. 6. Slide an appropriate prying tool through center opening in top of caliper behind brake shoe between 2 caliper pistons. Use care not to come in contact with pistons or dust boots potentially damaging them. Pry against rear of inboard brake shoe braking it free from caliper pistons. 7. Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts. See Fig. 23 . 8. Remove disc brake caliper from brake adapter and hang out of way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this. 9. Remove brake shoes from disc brake caliper adapter. See Fig. 27 . 10. Install master cylinder fluid reservoir cap. Installation (Front) 1. Place brake shoes in anti-rattle clips on adapter. See Fig. 27 . Make sure clips are properly installed. See Fig. 26 . 2. Install disc brake caliper over brake shoes on brake caliper adapter. See CALIPER . 3. Align guide pin bolt holes with guide pins and install caliper guide pin bolts. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 4. Install tire and wheel assembly. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 5. Lower vehicle. 6. Pump brake pedal several times to seat shoes to caliper and brake rotor. 7. Check and fill brake fluid level as necessary. See CHECKING & FILLING under BRAKE FLUID in SERVICE. 8. Road test vehicle making several stops to wear off any foreign material on brakes and to seat brake shoes.
Filed Under (Chrysler) by admin on 12-11-2010
OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves rotating all engine exhaust valves, replacing the valve spring retainer locks with a new design to increase valve rotation at lower RPM, inspecting/replacing the MAP sensor (as necessary), and decarbonizing the combustion chamber. MODELS: 2004 – 2006 2005 – 2006 (CS) (LX) Pacifica Chrysler 300/Magnum/Charger SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may experience occasional engine misfire (rough running engine) during certain vehicle operating conditions. In addition, MIL illumination may also have occurred due to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0300 – Multiple Cylinder Misfire. Various single cylinder misfire DTC’s may also be present. If the frequency of misfire is high, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) may place the engine in “Limp-In” mode. The misfire condition may be caused by one or more engine exhaust valves that are slow to close due to a build up of carbon on the valve stem. DIAGNOSIS: 1. This condition may occur when the engine is not allowed to run at engine RPM’s that are greater than 3,500 RPM. At 5,000 RPM or higher the engine exhaust valves will rotate if not impeded by high carbon deposits. Low engine RPM’s and high carbon deposits are associated with short trip driving where the engine is not allowed to fully warm to normal engine operating temperatures. Cold ambient temperatures will increase engine warm-up time and increase the likelihood of carbon deposit build-up on the stem of the engine exhaust valve. Fuel detergent quality may also contribute to the condition; the customer may want to try a different brand of fuel. 2. Verify that the engine misfire condition is not caused by faulty engine mechanical or electrical components. 3. If the engine mechanical and electrical systems are operating properly perform the Repair Procedure.
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 16-12-2010
FORD: 2004-2005 Thunderbird, Explorer LINCOLN: 2004-2005 LS, Aviator MERCURY: 2004-2005 Mountaineer This article supersedes TSB 05-15-4 to correct the Service Procedure. ISSUE Some 2004-2005 vehicles built prior to 09/23/2004 and equipped with the 5R55S transmission, may exhibit a delayed or harsh reverse engagement. This condition may be due to improper pressure control. ACTION It may be necessary to replace the solenoid body assembly. Refer to the following Service Procedure. SERVICE PROCEDURE NOTE INSTALLING TRANSMISSION ADDITIVE WILL PREVENT THE SYMPTOM ON SOLENOIDS THAT DO NOT YET EXHIBIT THE CONDITION BUT WILL NOT RESOLVE THE CONDITION IF IT ALREADY EXISTS. LINCOLN LS AND THUNDERBIRD ONLY 1. Lower the transmission cross member and transmission to gain access to the pressure control solenoid-C (PCC) port. DO NOT disconnect the drive shaft. 2. Install pressure gauge per Step 2 of “DIAGNOSTICS”, below. 3. Reinstall cross member and snug the fasteners for diagnostic purposes only. 4. Proceed with the “DIAGNOSTICS” section of this TSB. 5. After the TSB repair is completed, torque the cross member fasteners to 41 lb-ft (55 N•m). DIAGNOSTICS – ALL VEHICLES 1. Remove pressure tap plug at PCC port (Figure 1).
Filed Under (Acura) by admin on 29-12-2010
PROBABLE CAUSE The torque converter is faulty. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the torque converter, or the torque converter and the transmission, and update the PCM with the HDS. NOTE: You must update the PCM to complete the repair.REPAIR PROCEDURE B Follow the IN-WARRANTY EXCHANGE steps in service bulletin 90-009, Automatic Transmission In- Warranty Exchange Program, to order a remanufactured A/T, replace the failed A/T, and return the failed A/T core. 1. Remove the transmission: • Refer to page 14-203 of the 2003–04 MDX Service Manual, or • Online, enter keyword A/T REM, and select A/T Removal from the list. 2. Clean the transmission cooler. Refer to service bulletin 89-015, ATF Cooler Cleaner. 3. Install a remanufactured transmission: • Refer to page 14-215 of the 2003–04 MDX Service Manual, or • Online, enter keyword A/T INSTALL, and select A/T Installation from the list. 4. Update the PGM-FI software using HDS version 1.018.016 or later (see SOFTWARE INFORMATION). Refer to service bulletin 01-026, Updating the ECM/PCM. 5. Do the idle learn procedure: • Make sure all electrical items (A/C, audio unit, defogger, lights, etc.) are turned off. • Start the engine and let it run until it reaches its normal operating temperature (cooling fan cycles twice). • Let the engine idle with the throttle fully closed for 10 minutes.