Ticking or Knocking Type Noise Coming From Engine or Transmission Area

Download Subject: L36, L67, L26, L32, LA1, LX9, MN7, M15 Ticking or Knocking Type Noise Coming From Engine or Transmission Area (Replace Flexplate and Torque Converter) Models: 2005 Buick Park Avenue 2005-2006 Buick Allure (Canada Only), LaCrosse, LeSabre, Rendezvous, Terraza 2005 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo, Venture 2005-2006 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Uplander 2005 Pontiac Aztek, Bonneville 2005-2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, G6 GTP, Montana SV6 2006 Saturn Relay AWD with 3800 3.8L Series III V6 Engine (VINs K, 1, 2, 4, – RPOs L36, L67, L26, L32) or 3500 3.5L V6 Engine (VINs L, 8 RPO LX9) or 3400 3.4L V6 Engine (VIN E – RPO LA1) and Hydra- Matic(R) 4T65-E Transmission (RPOs MN7, M15) Supercede: This bulletin is being revised to update the pictures for better clarification. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-06-01-014B (Section 06 – Engine/Propulsion System). Condition Some customers may comment on a ticking or knocking type noise coming from the engine or transmission area.… Read More

NISSAN MAXIMA / ALTIMA / QUEST; BUZZING / WHINING NOISE FROM TIMING CHAIN AREA

Download 2004-2008 Maxima (A34) 2004-2006 Altima (L31) with VQ35 engine ONLY 2004-2009 Quest (V42) IF YOU CONFIRM: There is a high frequency buzzing / whining noise coming from the secondary timing chain system. • The noise should increase in frequency with engine speed (RPM). • If the noise does not increase with engine speed, the timing chain system may not be the cause. Refer to the appropriate section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for further diagnosis. ACTION: 1. Replace both secondary timing chains and both secondary timing chain tensioner “shoes” with the ones from the PARTS INFORMATION section of this bulletin (on Page 2). 2. Change the engine oil and filter. 3. For repair procedure, refer to the SERVICE PROCEDURE section of this bulletin (starting on Page 3). SERVICE PROCEDURE Write down all radio station presets. Presets 1 2 3 4 5 6 A B C 2. Disconnect both battery cables, negative cable first.… Read More

2009 Ford Escape INTERMITTENT CYLINDER HEAD CAMSHAFT KNOCK/THUMP NOISE

Download FORD: MERCURY: 2009 Escape 2009 Mariner This article supersedes TSB 09-11-6 to update the b. Isolate noise to LH – Listen to the cylinders Service Procedure and Part List. 4 and 6 valve cover fasteners (number 6 is by the coolant pump). There will be a ISSUE significant difference in transmitted noise Some 2009 Escape and Mariner vehicles, equipped between the cylinder 4 and 6 fasteners with 3.0L engine, may exhibit an intermittent when noise is present. Noise from LH – go knocking or thumping type noise from the cylinder to Step 4. head. After engine temperature reaches 210-220 °F NOTE (99-104 °C), the noise is typically heard from the THE RH AND LH NOISES HAVE DIFFERENT rear of the engine as the vehicle comes to a stop. CAUSES. FOLLOW ALL STEPS CAREFULLY FOR An example would be coming to a stop at the end PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR. of a highway exit ramp.… Read More

1995 Nissan-Datsun 200SX Engine-Timing Chain/Front Cover Revised Procedure

Download 1991-94 Sentra (B13) w/GA16DE 1991-93 NX1600 (B13) 1995-99 Sentra (B14) w/GA16DE 1995-98 200SX (B14) w/GA16DE SERVICE INFORMATION A revised service procedure for the engine front cover/timing chain has been adopted for the GA16DE. It is no longer recommended to remove the cylinder head when removing the timing chain/front cover(s). Utilize the following steps when servicing the front cover, timing chain, guides or tensioner(s) PARTS INFORMATION CLAIMS INFORMATION Please reference the “Revision C” pages of the Nissan “1992-1999 Warranty Flat Rate Information Manual”, Section “AG”, Op Codes AG12AA, AG14AA, AG142A, AG143A, AG144A and AG24AA. Also reference Section “CA”, Op Codes CA20AA and CA22AA. You will note that the descriptions and flat rate times applicable to the B13 and B14 vehicles (with GA16DE engines) for these Op Codes have been revised to reflect this new procedure. Caution ^After removing the timing chain, do not turn the crankshaft and camshaft separately or the valves will strike the piston heads.… Read More

2009-2010 Ford Expedition LOW FREQUENCY ENGINE KNOCKING NOISE AT HOT IDLE

Download 2009-2010 Ford Expedition LOW FREQUENCY ENGINE KNOCKING NOISE AT HOT IDLE. FORD: 2009-2010 Expedition, F-150 LINCOLN: 2009-2010 Navigator. 6. Open Data Logger. ISSUE Some 2009-2010 F150 vehicles equipped with a 7. Select Powertrain Engine. 4.6L 3V or 5.4L 3V engine, Expedition and Navigator vehicles may exhibit a low frequency 8. Select PCM Data Logger. knocking noise from the engine at hot idle only. The 9. Clear the preselected items by clicking the noise is predominately heard from the right front eraser icon button. wheel well area and/or the right hand (RH) engine cam cover. This noise may be generated from the 10. Select variable cam timing desired angle RH variable camshaft timing (VCT) phaser number (VCT_DSD). assembly. This procedure was created to diagnose the RH VCT phaser assembly. 11. Go to live display and press the tick mark. 12. Make sure the parameter identification (PID) is ACTION highlighted with the dark lines above and below Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the the data being displayed.… Read More

1997 Buick Century COLD ENGINE TICK OR RATTLE AFTER START-UP

Download 1997 Buick Century Limited 3.1/3.4L ENG TICK OR RATTLE AFTER COLD START UP COLD ENGINE TICK OR RATTLE AFTER START-UP (REPLACE PISTON/PIN ASSEMBLY) Model(s): 1994-95 Buick Regal 1994-97 Buick Skylark 1994-98 Buick Century 1994-95 Chevrolet Beretta Corsica, Lumina, Monte Carlo 1996-98 Chevrolet Venture 1997-98 Chevrolet Malibu 1993-97 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1994-96 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 1994-97 Oldsmobile Achieva 1996-98 Oldsmobile Silhouette 1997-98 Oldsmobile Cutlass 1994-98 Pontiac Grand Am, Grand Prix 1996-98 Pontiac Trans Sport with 3100, 3400 V6 Engine (VINs M, E – RPOs L82, LA1) CONDITION Some customers may comment on a ticking type noise that begins shortly after cold engine start-up and gradually diminishes as the engine warms up. In most cases, the noise is gone after five (5) minutes. In severe cases, the noise may not disappear when lhe engine is hot. CAUSE Under normal design tolerances when the piston pin bore is produced at the maximum tolerance and the piston pin is produced at the minimum tolerance (min-max tolerance) trace noise levels can occur.… Read More

2005 Ford Truck F 150 2WD Pickup Ignition System, Spark Plug Removal Instructions

Download 2005 Ford Truck F 150 2WD Pickup V8-5.4L SOHC VIN 5 Vehicle Level Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Engine Technical Service Bulletins All Technical Service Bulletins Ignition System, Spark Plug Removal Instructions. FORD: 2005-2008 Mustang 2004-2008 F-150 2005-2008 Expedition, F-Super Duty 2006-2008 Explorer, F-53 Motorhome Chassis 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac LINCOLN: 2005-2008 Navigator 2006-2008 Mark LT MERCURY: 2006-2008 Mountaineer This article supersedes TSB 08-1-9 to update Vehicle Applications, Service Procedure and Part List. ISSUE Some 2004-2008 F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, 2005-2008 F-Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator, with 5.4L 3-V engine; 2005-2008 Mustang, 2006-2008 Explorer, Mountaineer, and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac with 4.6L 3-V engine; 2005-2008 F-Super Duty, 2006-2008 and F-Stripped Chassis, with 6.8L 3-V engine may experience difficulty with spark plug removal. This may cause damage to the spark plug and leave part of the spark plug in the cylinder head. Affected engine build dates are as follows: 5.4L 3-V and 6.8L 3-V before 10/9/07, 4.6L 3-V before 11/30/07.… Read More

2004-2005 Ford F-150 CAMSHAFT AND LASH ADJUSTER DESIGN CHANGE

Download ISSUE The 5.4L 3-valve engine lash adjuster and camshaft design has been modified for the 2005 model year (MY). Do not use 2005 MY parts when servicing a 2004 MY engine, or 2004 MY parts when servicing a 2005 MY engine. If parts are intermixed during a service repair, the engine may exhibit noises on affected cylinders and engine damage may result. ACTION Order and install parts for the correct model year engine. The following Inspection Procedure can also be used to visually confirm the application of a part. NOTE Figure 2 – Article 04-24-24 THE ENGINE MODEL YEAR SHOULD BE 2004 and 2005 MY lash adjusters can be visually CONFIRMED BY CHECKING THE ENGINE TAG identified by the presence or lack of an identification LOCATED ON THE VALVE COVER. A 2004 MY groove cut into the lash adjuster boss (Figure 3). ENGINE WILL HAVE CODE 4G-692-AA AND A The 2005 MY parts will have this identification 2005 MY ENGINE WILL BE IDENTIFIED AS groove cut into the boss, while the 2004 MY parts 5G-692-AA.… Read More

1998 Chevrolet Blazer Engine Oil Cooler Hose/Pipe Replacement

Download 1998 Chevrolet Blazer – 4WD | Blazer, Bravada, Jimmy, S10 Pickup,  Sonoma (VIN S/T) Service Manual | Engine | Engine Mechanical – 4.3L | Repair Instructions. Engine Oil Cooler Hose/Pipe Replacement (4WD) Removal Procedure 1. Remove the steering linkage shield. Refer to Steering Linkage Shield Replacement in Steering Linkage. Important: Have a drain pan ready for the engine oil to drain into. 2. Remove the bolt attaching the engine oil cooler lines to the remote (frame mounted) oil filter adapter. 3. Remove and discard the seals. 4. Remove the engine oil cooler line retaining rings from the engine oil cooler line quick connectors at the radiator engine oil cooler inlet and outlet. Follow the next two steps for the proper retaining ring removal procedure. 5. Using a bent-tip screwdriver or equivalent, pull on one of the open ends of the retaining ring in order to rotate the retaining ring. 6.… Read More

2005 Chevrolet Chevy K Silverado Panel Cluster Gauge Needle Function

Download Subject: 07187C — SPECIAL COVERAGE ADJUSTMENT – INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER GAUGE NEEDLE FUNCTION Models: 2003-2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT 2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT (U.S. ONLY) 2003-2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE 2005 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE (U.S.ONLY) 2003-2004 GMC SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL 2005 GMC SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL (U.S. ONLY) Condition Some customers of all 2003-2004 model year and certain U.S. 2005 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles have reported that one or more of the instrument panel (IP) cluster gauges stick, flutter, or become inoperative. This may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge. Special Coverage Adjustment This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.… Read More