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

2000 Buick Regal Oil Pan Replacement

Download Tools Required z J 28467-90A Engine Support Adapters z J 28467-B Universal Engine Support Fixture z J 36462-A Engine Support Adapter Leg Set 1. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure in Engine Electrical. 2. Carefully disconnect the throttle body air inlet duct. 3. Remove the engine mount struts from the engine. Refer to Engine Mount Strut Replacement . 4. Remove the drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement . 5. Install the J 28467-90A , the J 28467-B and the J 36462-A . Do not raise the engine. Refer to Engine Support Fixture . 6. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. 7. Disconnect the three-way catalytic converter pipe from the right exhaust manifold. Refer to Catalytic Converter Replacement in Engine Exhaust. 8. Remove the right front tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels.… 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

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

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

Ford Mustang Fuel Injection Conversion

Download These instructions will provide the basic and necessary information to allow a carbureted 302 to be converted to SEFI Fuel Injection. There are several different types of fuel injection conversions available, however, this instruction will concentrate on the High Output, MASS-AIR setups found on the 92-93 Ford Mustangs. There are two main advantages to using this type of setup. The first advantage is that the computer in the MASS-AIR system will automatically compensate for any engine modifications that have been done prior to the installation of the fuel injection system. The second advantage is that fuel is sent to each cylinder individually only during the appropriate firing cycle, meaning that fuel is sent sequentially to each cylinder only when the spark plug is ready to fire. This makes for an extremely efficient firing cycle . SEFI stands for Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection. This system is complex to be sure, therefore, this instruction is going to skip all the technical mumbo-jumbo, and focus on the bare essentials to install this system properly.… 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

FORD 429-460 BIG BLOCK ENGINE V8 ENGINE MOUNTS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Download KIT CONSISTS OF: No. Qty Part No. Description 1. 1 713014-L DRIVER’S SIDE MOUNT 2. 1 713014-R PASSENGER SIDE MOUNT 3. 2 725002 1/2″-13 LOCK WASHERS 4. 2 725003 1/2″-13 FLAT WASHERS 5. 2 725004 1/2″-13 HEX NUTS 6. 1 FMC001 FORD INSTRUCTION MANUAL. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Due to the extreme torque values of the 460 & 429 Ford V8 engines, it will be mandatory that you install a limit strap or straps to the driver’s side and passenger side engine mount. This limiting strap will prevent the engine from torquing beyond the limits of the rubber vulcanization. The straps should be installed with approximately 1/2″ tension reserve. This will permit the engine to torque up to 1/2″ in the motor mount area without causing any problem to the motor mount itself. Warranty on engine mount separation will be void if the limiting straps are not in place. The replacement of the small Ford V8 and straight 6 cylinder engines have become quite popular in Ford trucks.… Read More

2007 Honda Accord CR-V and Civic Remote Engine Starter FAQ

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Model Information Release date for Accord Remote Starter System: September 20, 2007 Release date for CR-V and Civic Remote Starter System: End of September 2007 Technical Questions Q: What does the Honda Remote Engine Starter System do? A: The Honda Remote Engine Starter is a two-way remote system that starts and stops your vehicle’s engine anywhere within a 200-foot range. It’s designed to warm up your vehicle in the winter and cool it down in the summer. Q: How much is the Honda Remote Engine Starter? A: Approximately $499.00 without installation for all applicable Honda models. Check with your Honda dealer for the installation cost. Q: Can I install it myself? A: AHM does not recommend that customers install the Honda Remote Engine Starter due to the complexity of its electrical components. Authorized Honda Technicians are professionally trained to safely install the Remote Engine Starter. Q: Can I have my neighborhood audio shop install the Honda Remote Engine Starter?… Read More

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