Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 29-12-2010
Repair Procedure A Replace the cowl cover. Repair Procedure B Replace the windshield side trim. DIAGNOSIS 1. Verify the noise by driving the vehicle at highway speeds. • If you hear wind noise coming from the windshield area, go to step 2. • If there is no wind noise, or the noise is coming from a different location, this service bulletin does not apply. 2. Cover all the edges of the windshield side trim on the driver’s side with masking tape, as shown. MASKING TAPE 3. Test-drive the vehicle under the same conditions as in step 1. • If the wind noise is gone, do Repair Procedure B to the driver’s side. • If you still hear wind noise, go to step 4. 4. Cover all the edges of the windshield trim on the passenger’s side with masking tape. 5. Test-drive the vehicle under the same conditions as in step 1. • If the wind noise is gone, do Repair Procedure B to the passenger’s side. • If you still hear wind noise, do Repair Procedure A. REPAIR PROCEDURE A 1. Remove both windshield wiper arms. 3. Release the cowl cover hooks by pulling the cover forward. Release the hood hinge cover hooks from the front fender and the windshield side trim. CAPS FRONT FENDER HOOD HINGE COVER WINDSHIELD SIDE TRIM HOOD HINGE COVER HOOKS NUTS COWL COVER WIPER ARMS COWL COVER HOOKS WINDSHIELD WASHER TUBE 2. Using a trim tool, remove the five clips from the leading edge of the cowl cover. Carefully pull up the trailing edge of the cover to release the other nine clips. CLIPS (9) 4. Mark the windshield washer tube where it clips to the cowl; release the tube from the cover, then remove the cover.
Filed Under (Honda) by admin on 12-01-2011
SYMPTOM When the windshield wipers are turned off, they intermittently do not park at the correct location at the bottom of the windshield, or they continue to run. The symptom is usually more noticeable in colder weather; however, it is difficult to reproduce. If you have a vehicle that reportedly has this symptom, replace the windshield wiper motor cover plate. PROBABLE CAUSE The windshield wiper motor cover plate is faulty. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace the windshield wiper motor cover plate. REPAIR PROCEDURE NOTE: This procedure is in an outline form that you can also use as a checklist for the repair. If you need more details on the item listed below, bookmark it in the appropriate service manual, or view it online. • Wiper Motor Replacement. 1. Open the hood. Remove the caps, the nuts, and the windshield wiper arms. 2. Remove the cowl covers. 3. Remove the bolts and the under-cowl panel. 4. Disconnect the 5P connector from the wiper motor, and remove the wiper linkage assembly (Civic; six bolts, CR-V; four bolts). Then remove the wiper motor. 5. Remove the four screws from the cover plate. CR-V shown/ Civic similar COVER PLATE (Pry off.) 6. Using a flat-tip screwdriver, partially pry up the cover, using the connector for leverage. Then partially pry up the opposite side using the screw boss for leverage. NOTE: Be careful not to damage the motor gear case. 7. Pull the cover straight off the motor case. NOTE: Be careful not to contaminate the internal coupler and gears butyl sealer, grease, or other debris. CR-V shown/ Civic similar 8. Using some grease from the original cover plate or the motor gear case, grease the new cover plate at the three locations shown. CR-V shown/ Civic similar
Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 28-02-2011
Removal of Factory Intake 1. 2. Pull upwards to remove the engine cover. Unclip the battery cover and remove, then disconnect the negative battery cable. Disengage the plastic rivet. Slide the battery cold air vent backwards and remove from the engine compartment. Disconnect the mass air sensor electrical connection. Depress the retaining clip and disconnect the rank case vent hose from the stock intake tube. Remove the switch/sensor from the air cleaner cover. Loosen the clamp at the throttle body. Unclip the coolant hose from the air cleaner cover. Unclip the air cleaner cover and remove the complete upper air cleaner assembly. Remove the rubber retainer from the core support. Remove the lower air cleaner assembly. Unclip the wire harness from the side of the battery box. Remove the mass air sensor from the air cleaner cover. Remove the plastic clip from the crank case vent on the stock intake tube. Slide the clamps off rubber rank case vent. Remove the plastic vent from the stock intake tube. Slide the plastic clip from before back onto the crank case vent. Raise the vehicle up and support by jack stands, then remove the left front tire. Remove the four bolts and one plastic rivet from the inner valance, then remove the valance. Remove the three plastic rivets and six hex bolts on the inner valance, then pull the inner valance downward. Remove the three bolts that secure the air intake resonator to the inner fender, then remove the resonator. Secure the rubber mounted stud to the hole on the battery tray. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Install of Intake 24. Install reducer and clamps onto the throttle body. 25. Install the hose onto the vent on the intake tube. 26. Install the mass air sensor into the intake tube. 27. Slide the tube into the reducer and line up the bracket with stud, then tighten the clamps at the throttle body. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Secure the switch to the bracket (not for the 06 Mazda 5 model). Install the crank case vent into the hose on the intake tube. Reconnect the crank case vent. Install the rubber mounting stud into the resonator threaded hole. Install the reducer and clamps onto the cold air tube. From underneath the vehicle install the cold air tube. Slide the cold air tube onto the short ram tube. Secure the bracket to the tuber mounted stud. Install the filter onto the cold air tube from the underneath vehicle. Reconnect the mass air sensor. Reverse the removal process and reinstall the inner fender valance. Reinstall the front tire and torque to factory specs. Slide the vent into the core support and line up the other end with the battery box and secure with plastic rivet. 41. Reconnect the negative battery cable, then reinstall the battery cover. 42. Reinstall the engine cover. Resetting the ECU This is to be completed at your own risk. This procedure will reset the computer so that it may “learn” of your new intake. We are not to be held liable for any mishaps that you may occur while completing this process. • • Disconnect the Negative battery cable for 5 minutes. Reconnect the battery cable and false panel cover.
Filed Under (Mazda) by admin on 09-10-2010
Some vehicles may exhibit a rattling noise from the soft top latch cover caused by looseness in the soft top latch cover. As a mass production change to prevent the noise, a pad has been attached to the location where the soft top cover is making the noise. Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure. REPAIR PROCEDURE 1. Verify customer concern. 2. Remove the soft top latch cover. a. Using a plastic windshield setting tool or equivalent, half-disengage the soft top latch hook. NOTE: • Plastic Windshield Setting Tool (Part Number IS742 – available from Equalizer at 800-334- 1334) or similar available through a local supplier.• If a flat-tipped screwdriver is to be used, wrap the tip in tape to prevent damage to the soft top latch cover. Do not completely disengage the hook at this step yet. (Just half release the hook engage- ment.) • b. Using a plastic windshield setting tool or equivalent, remove the soft top latch cover hook holder from the soft top latch hook. – Right side: While strongly pushing the soft top latch cover inward, insert the fiber stick (or equivalent tool) as shown below, then pry down. – Left side: While strongly pushing the soft top latch cover inward, insert the fiber stick (or equivalent tool) as shown below, then pry downward. NOTE:
Filed Under (Buick) by admin on 01-01-2011
SUBJECT: MODELS: Heated Windshield Washer Module Short Circuit – Add Wire Harness 2006-2008 model year Buick Lucerne; Cadillac DTS; HUMMER H2 vehicles; 2007- 2008 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; Saturn OUTLOOK vehicles; and 2008 model year Buick Enclave vehicles equipped with a heated washer fluid system. A short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control-circuit ground wire. This may cause other electrical malfunctions, create an odor, or cause smoke. In rare cases, it may cause a fire. PARTS INFORMATION No parts are required to pull the heated windshield washer fuse. When wire harnesses are available for ordering, a revised bulletin with ordering information will be sent to dealers/retailers. SERVICE PROCEDURE Important: Until wire harnesses become available, the following procedure allows dealers/retailers to remove the heated windshield wiper fuse, disabling the system. 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, Escalade ESV, 2007-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado (GMT900), Suburban, Tahoe, 2007-2008 GMC Sierra (GMT900), Yukon and Yukon XL 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in SI. Important: The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment on the driver side of the vehicle. Refer to Underhood Fuse Block in the Owner’s Manual for fuse information. 2. Locate the underhood bussed electrical center (UBEC). 3. Remove the UBEC cover and locate the 60 amp heated windshield washer fuse. Important: Remove the two relays (1) next to the fuse to gain access to the fuse. 4. Remove the 60 amp heated windshield washer fuse (2) using needle-nose pliers. 5. Store the 60 amp heated windshield washer fuse in the glove compartment. 6. Install the two relays (1) removed in Step 4. 7. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection in SI. 8. Test the operation of the windshield wiper system. 8.1 Ensure the wiper system functions in low and high positions. 8.2 Verify that the windshield wiper/washer switch functions. The windshield wiper system should provide wiper fluid to the windshield. 8.3 Ensure that the heated windshield washer fluid system has been disabled. • Verify that the heated windshield washer switch does NOT flash. 9. Secure the UBEC cover on the UBEC. 10. Close the hood.