2002 Ford Escort Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding Workshop Manual

Download Draining 1. Bring the engine to normal operating temperature and turn the engine off. With the cooling system under pressure, inspect cooling system hoses and clamped hose connections for leaks, excessive deterioration or contact wear. Inspect radiator installation retention. Note any discrepancies and proceed. 2. WARNING: Never remove the pressure relief cap while the engine is operating or when the cooling system is hot. Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the cooling system or engine or personal injury. To avoid having scalding hot coolant or steam blow out of the degas bottle when removing the pressure relief cap, wait until the engine has cooled, then wrap a thick cloth around the pressure relief cap and turn it slowly. Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system. When you are sure all the pressure has been released, (still with a cloth) turn and remove the pressure relief cap.… Read More

1998 Buick Park Avenue Engine Coolant Consumption or Coolant Leak

Download Engine Coolant Consumption or Coolant Leak (Inspect For Material Degradation/Replace Intake Manifolds) Models: 1995-1997 Buick Riviera 1995-1999 Buick LeSabre, Park Avenue 1996-1999 Buick Regal 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo 1995-1996 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1995-1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue 1995-1999 Pontiac Bonneville 1997-1999 Pontiac Grand Prix with 3.8L Engine (VIN K — RPO L36) Condition Some customers may comment on excessive engine coolant consumption, or an engine coolant leak near or under the throttle body area of the upper intake manifold. Cause Upper intake manifold composite material may degrade around the EGR stove pipe and could result in an internal or external coolant leak. Correction 1. Follow the upper intake manifold removal instructions found in the Engine Unit Repair Section of the Service Information Manual. 2. Refer to the arrow in the illustration of the upper intake manifold above. Inspect the inner diameter of the EGR passage for signs of material degradation.… Read More

2004 Chevrolet Chevy Suburban Gradual Coolant Loss Over Time with No Evidence of Leak Found

Download 2004 Chevrolet Chevy Suburban – 4WD | Avalanche, Escalade, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon (VIN C/K) Service Manual. Information on Gradual Coolant Loss Over Time with No Evidence of Leak Found. Models: 2004-2006 Buick Rainier 2001-2006 Cadillac Escalade Models 2001-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche, Blazer, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, TrailBlazer Models 2001-2006 GMC Envoy, Jimmy, Sierra, Yukon Models 2001-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada 2005-2006 Saab 9-7X with 4.8L or 5.3L VORTEC® GEN III, GEN IV V8 Engine (VINs V, T, M, B, Z – – RPOs LR4, LM7, LH6, L33, L59) Some vehicles may experience a gradual coolant loss over time. A very low percentage of cylinder head(s) manufactured with an embossed Castech logo may develop a porosity crack in a very specific area. Inspect the cylinder head assembly to determine if the casting was manufactured by Castech. This can be accomplished by inspecting for their casting logo located on top of the intake port, under the rocker arm support rail and in the spring deck cavity portion of the cylinder head.… 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

2001 Lincoln LS Workshop Manual

Download Cooling System Draining, Filling and Bleeding. Draining WARNING: Never remove the pressure relief cap while the engine is operating or when the cooling system is hot. Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the cooling system or engine or personal injury. To avoid having scalding hot coolant or steam blow out of the degas bottle when removing the pressure relief cap, wait until the engine has cooled, then wrap a thick cloth around the pressure relief cap and turn it slowly. Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system. When you are sure all the pressure has been released, (still with a cloth) turn and remove the pressure relief cap. CAUTION: The coolant must be recovered in a suitable, clean container for reuse. If the coolant is contaminated it must be recycled or disposed of correctly. CAUTION: Care must be taken to ensure the accessory drive belt does not become contaminated with engine coolant.… Read More

1997-1999 Buick Century/Regal 99-2001 AW-200GM INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Download BUICK Century 1997-99 LeSabre 1995-99 1 Park Avenue 1995-99 Regal 1995-99 Riviera 1996-99 Roadmaster 1995-96 Skylark 1996-98 CHEVROLET Impala 2000 Venture 2000 OLDSMOBILE Achieva 1996-98 Aurora 1995-99 Bravada 1998-99 Cutlass 1998-99 Cutlass Supreme 1995-97 Eighty-Eight 1994-99 Intrigue 1998-99 LSS 1996-99 Ninety-Eight 1994-96 Regency 1997-98 Silhouette 2000 PONTIAC Montana 2000 Sunfire 2000. BUICK LeSabre / Park Avenue 1995-99 Disconnect the negative battery terminal to prevent an accidental short circuit. Remove the plastic trim piece to the left of the glove box and (1) Phillips screw exposed. Unsnap the top edge of the knee bolster panel. Remove (1) Phillips screw from the panel. Remove the ashtray cluster and (2) Phillips screws from each side. Unclip the entire dash trim bezel and remove. Remove (3) 9/32″ hex-head screws securing the factory head unit and disconnect the wiring. Skip to the Installation Instructions for ALL VEHICLES on Page #6. CHEVROLET Impala 2000 Disconnect the negative battery terminal to prevent an accidental short circuit.… Read More

1999 Saturn SL Engine – Driveability Concerns/Cooling System DTC’s Set

Download 1999 Saturn SL1 L4-1.9L SOHC VIN 8 Vehicle Level Powertrain Management Computers and Control Systems Coolant Temperature Sensor/Switch (For Computer) Technical Service Bulletins All Technical Service Bulletins Engine – Driveability Concerns/Cooling System DTC’s Set. SUBJECT: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Related Diagnostic Trouble Code(s) and/or the Following Conditions: Hard Start, Erratic Idle, Rough Running. Engine Overheating, Low and/or Leaking Coolant, and/or Service Engine Soon Lamp Illuminated. (Replace Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor with New Design Sensor- P/N 21025106) MODELS AFFECTED: 1991-2001 Saturn S-Series vehicles CONDITION: Customers may comment about various driveability and/or engine operating concerns including: hard start, erratic idle, rough running, engine overheating, low and/or leaking coolant, and/or Service Engine Soon lamp illuminated. CAUSE: This condition may be caused by a cracked engine coolant temperature sensor. CORRECTION: Replace engine coolant temperature sensor, inspect and if necessary replace sensor harness connector. Refer to procedure in this bulletin to replace engine coolant temperature sensor and Parts Requirements for specific parts information.… Read More

PERFORMER RPM BUICK CYLINDER HEADS For 1967-1981 400-455 Buick V8 Engines Catalog #60039 #60049 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Download Installation is the same as for original equipment cylinder heads. Consult service manual for specific procedures, if necessary. Be sure that the surface of the block and the surface of the head are thoroughly cleaned to remove any oily film before installation. Use alcohol or lacquer thinner on a lint-free rag to clean. Apply oil or suitable thread lubricant to head bolt threads and the underside of bolt heads and washers to prevent galling and improper torque readings. Use thread sealant on any bolts that go into coolant passages. Torque top row of bolts to 110 ft./lbs. and bottom row of bolts to 100 ft./lbs. in three or four steps, following the factory tightening sequence (See Figure 1) . A re-torque is recommended after the initial star-up and cool-down (allow 2-3 hours for adequate cooling). Other Assembly Tips: When installing the sparkplugs and exhaust manifolds, be sure to use a high temperature anti-seize compound on the threads to reduce the possibility of thread damage in the future.… Read More

Buick Performer & B4B Manifold For 400-455 c.i.d. Buick V8 Engines Catalog #2146 and #2515 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Download 1. Fully clean the cylinder head intake flanges and the engine block end seal surfaces. 2. Apply Edelbrock Gasgacinch sealant PN 9300 to both cylinder head flanges and to the cylinder head side of the gaskets, allow to air dry, and attach the intake gaskets. (Refer to instructions on Gasgacinch can for further reference). If you are using two-piece gaskets with a seperate tray, the valley pan will contact the cylinder heads with the gaskets resting on top. Both sides of the gaskets and pan should be coated with a layer of Gasgacinch. 3. Do not use cork or rubber end seals. Use RTV silicone sealer instead. Apply a ¼” high bead across each block end seal surface, overlapping the intake gasket at the four corners. This method will eliminate end seal slippage. 4. Install the intake manifold and the intake manifold bolts with hardened steel washers between the manifold and the bolt heads.… Read More

2004 Buick LeSabre Shake/Vibration in Steering Wheel

Download 2004 Buick LeSabre | LeSabre (VIN H) Service Manual. Shake/Vibration in Steering Wheel, Floor, Seat at Highway Speeds on Smooth Roads (Diagnose/Balance Tires/Wheels) Models: 1998-2005 Buick Park Avenue, Park Avenue Ultra 2000-2005 Buick LeSabre 1998-2004 Cadillac Seville (SLS, STS) 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille (DTS only) 2001-2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 2000-2005 Pontiac Bonneville (17″ Tires only) Condition Some customers may comment on shaking/vibration in the steering wheel, floor or seat while driving at highway speeds (typically between 60-72 mph (96-115 km/h)) on smooth roads. Cause These specific vehicles may be sensitive to various rotating mass assemblies, especially if they are considered to be out-of-balance. Correction 1. Visually inspect the tires and the wheels. Inspect for evidence of the following conditions and correct as necessary: 2. Set the tire pressure to 30 psi (205 kPa) COLD. Subject: Shake/Vibration in Steering Wheel, Floor, Seat at Highway Speeds on Smooth Roads (Diagnose/Balance Tires/Wheels) Models: 1998-2005 Buick Park Avenue, Park Avenue Ultra 2000-2005 Buick LeSabre 1998-2004 Cadillac Seville (SLS, STS) 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille (DTS only) 2001-2003 Oldsmobile Aurora 2000-2005 Pontiac Bonneville (17″ Tires only) • Missing balance weights 3.… Read More