Filed Under (Saturn) by admin on 06-07-2010
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable (2). 2. Disconnect the positive battery cable (1). 3. Remove the battery hold down retainer bolt and retainer (1). 4. Disconnect the battery vent assembly. 5. Remove the battery brace bolt and brace (2). IMPORTANT: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during removal. 6. Remove the battery. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. Install the battery to the battery tray. IMPORTANT: Do not tip the battery more than 40 degrees during battery installation. NOTE : Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 2. Install the battery brace (2) and the brace bolt. Tighten the battery brace bolt to 25 N.m (18 lb ft) . 3. Install the battery hold down retainer (1) and bolt. Tighten the battery hold down retainer bolt to 18 N.m (13 lb ft) . 4. Connect the battery vent assembly. 5. Connect the positive battery cable bolt (1). Tighten the battery positive cable terminal bolt to 17 N.m (13 lb ft) . 6. Connect the negative battery cable bolt (2).
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 17-04-2010
Fault Idle would intermittently rev up to 4000 rpm. Car would also accelerate on its own up to around 3000 rpm when driven off. If clutch depressed during this time while driving, the engine would rev up to 4000 rpm.
The Ford EECV engine management system ECM requires reprogramming. Vehicles Rectification
At present the vehicle needs to be returned to a Ford dealer for the engine management ECM to be reprogrammed using dedicated equipment. It has been noted that affected Ford EECV engine management ECMs have a part no. 97FB-12A650-ASA. Later Ford EECV engine management ECMs have a part no. 97 -12A650-AFC. After the original Ford EECV engine management ECM has been reprogrammed, the Ford dealer should tag the Ford EECV ECM with the new part number
Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 17-01-2011
Subject: Models: Low Engine Coolant Level Indicator Always On (Diagnose Low Coolant Level System Operation/Check Sensor for Oil Contamination) 2000-2002 Buick Century, Regal 2000-2001 Chevrolet Lumina 2000-2002 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo 2000-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 2000-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue Condition Some customers may comment that the low engine coolant level indicator is always illuminated. Cause The cause of this condition may be due to engine oil contaminating the coolant. Possible sources of oil contamination are internal engine leaks, improper service procedures, or the addition of some types of anti-leak additives to the cooling system. Once in the coolant, the oil leaves deposits on the level sensor creating an insulating film. This film results in a false activation of the coolant level indicator. Correction Diagnose low coolant level system operation and check the sensor for oil contamination using the procedure listed below. Important: No coolant supplements should be used in GM cooling systems, other than what is approved and recommended by GM. The use of “aftermarket” over-the-counter sealing and cooling supplements may affect the operation of the low coolant level sensor. Discoloration of the coolant recovery bottle is normal and does not necessarily indicate that coolant contamination is present. Flush cooling system only when instructed by this bulletin. 1. Verify that the coolant is at proper level in the radiator and the coolant recovery bottle. If the coolant is low, add proper amount of 50/50 water and DEX-COOL® mixture. If the low coolant light operates properly, diagnose the cooling system for loss of coolant as outlined in SI. DO NOT proceed further with this bulletin. 2. Remove the low coolant level sensor. Refer to Coolant Level Module Replacement in the Engine Cooling sub-section. 3. With the key on, the engine off and the coolant level sensor disconnected from the vehicle wiring harness, observe the low coolant light: • Light is on — Chassis wiring or instrument cluster concern. Follow the appropriate diagnostic information in SI. • Light is out — Proceed to Step 4.
Filed Under (Buick) by admin on 22-10-2010
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection (See: Battery Cable\Service and Repair). 2. Disconnect the body wiring harness electrical connector (3) from the battery current sensor (2). 3. Disconnect the body wiring harness electrical connector (4) from the negative battery cable electrical connector (1). 4. Disconnect the body wiring harness electrical connector (2) from the positive battery cable electrical connector (3). 5. Open the positive battery cable cover (2). 6. Loosen the positive battery cable terminal nut. 7. Remove the positive battery cable terminal from the battery positive terminal and reposition the cable out of the way. 8. Remove the battery vent hose grommet (1) from the battery box. 9. Remove the battery hold down bolt (2). 10. Remove the battery hold down (3). 11. Remove the battery (1). 12. Remove the battery vent hose (1) from the battery, if required. Installation Procedure
Filed Under (Ford, Lincoln) by admin on 17-10-2009
The instructions below can be used for the following vehicles: 2008 Ford Crown Victoria / Lincoln Town Car / Mercury Grand Marquis 2008 Ford E-series 2007-2009 Ford Edge / Lincoln MKX 2005-2008 Ford Escape / Mercury Mariner 2007-2009 Ford Expedition / Lincoln Navigator 2006-2009 Ford Explorer / Lincoln Aviator / Mercury Mountaineer 2007-2008 Ford F150, F250, and F350 / Lincoln Mark LT
2009 Ford Flex 2008-2009 Ford Focus 2006-2007 Ford Freestar / Mercury Monterey 2008-2009 Ford Fusion / Lincoln MKZ / Mercury Milan 2007-2009 Ford Mustang 2007-2009 Ford Ranger 2008-2009 Ford Taurus / Mercury Sable
1. Make sure all tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended inflation pressures (found in the owner’s manual on the door placard). 2. Turn the ignition switch to OFF then press and release the brake pedal. 3. Turn the ignition switch from OFF to RUN (engine OFF) 3 times, ending in the RUN position. Do this within 10 seconds. 4. Press and release the brake pedal