Filed Under (Honda) by auhow on 14-03-2012
Repair procedure 1. Replace the radiator: • refer to page 10-11 of the 2001–2005 civic service manual, and do steps 2 thru 8, or • online, enter keyword radiator, select radiator and fan replacement from the list, and do steps 2 thru 8. 2. Replace the water bypass (racv) inlet and outlet hoses. Water bypass (racv) inlet and outlet hoses 3. Add about one gallon of coolant to the radiator, then install the radiator cap. 4. Start the engine, and let it reach normal operating temperature (the cooling fans cycle twice). 5. Shut the engine off, and open the radiator petcock one turn. 6. Monitor the cooling system pressure by lightly squeezing the upper radiator hose. Once the hose walls touch, remove the radiator cap and fully open the petcock. After the coolant is completely drained, tighten the petcock. 7. Add about one gallon of coolant to the radiator. 8. Start the engine, top off the coolant in the radiator if needed, then reinstall the radiator cap. 9. Let the engine idle for about 10 minutes. 10. Repeat steps 5 thru 9 two more times to remove any remaining contamination from the cooling system. 11. Tighten the radiator cap, then run the engine again, and check for leaks. 12. Operate the heater, and make sure that warm air is coming from the vents. 13. Center-punch a completion mark above the first character of the engine compartment vin.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 07-05-2012
Service procedure 1. Raise the vehicle and remove the right hand (rh) and left hand (lh) rear brake rotors. Refer to workshop manual (wsm), sections 206-00 for 2004 and 206-04 for 2005-2008. 2. Inspect the parking brake shoes and parking brake drum for signs of engagement while driving (excessive discoloring and wear). If the parking brake system does not indicate signs of trouble, this is not the cause of the vibration. Do not continue with this tsb. Refer to the appropriate wsm, section 100-04 for nvh diagnosis. 2004-2005 model year vehicles 1. Replace both the rh and lh parking brake actuator levers and replace the parking brake cable assembly on the affected side of the vehicle only. Refer to wsm, section 206-00 for 2004, section 206-05 for 2005. Refer to parts list to determine the correct cable assembly.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 19-04-2012
Issue some 2004-2005 f-150 and 2005 f-250, f-350, expedition and navigator vehicles equipped with a 5.4l 3v engine, may exhibit the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on with misfire diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0300 through p0308 and/or p0316, and a spark knock. Action follow the service procedure steps to correct the condition. Service procedure it may be necessary to replace the long or short block if damaged, and/or install latest level spark plugs. Refer to the following: 1. Isolate the engine bank causing the misfire / engine knock using diagnostic trouble codes and/or stethoscope. 2. De-power each cylinder individually on affected bank(s), one by one. A. If noise disappears when any cylinder(s) are de-powered, proceed to step 3 for those cylinders. B. If noise does not disappear, use power balance test to isolate affected cylinders and proceed to step 3. 3. Perform cylinder leak down / compression test and/or use a borescope to check isolated cylinders for damage (scuffed cylinder bore walls).
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 16-04-2012
Issue some 2004-2005 taurus/sable and freestar/monterey vehicles, may exhibit a diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0732 and a no 1-2 upshift condition. This may be due to an intermediate clutch piston seal becoming torn or loose (de-bonded) from the piston. Action to service, perform normal diagnosis per workshop manual. If the cause is determined to be internal to the transaxle, inspect the intermediate clutch piston seal. The outer clutch seal is bonded to the piston. If the seal is torn or loose replace the piston. Inspect the intermediate clutch plates and replace if necessary.
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by auhow on 02-04-2012
Issue some 2004-2005 f-150 vehicles built prior to 10/1/2004 and equipped with a 5.4l or 4.6l engine, may exhibit a noise coming from the engine cooling fan. The noise may be described as a rolling engine idle, most noticeable just after a cold engine startup and before the fan clutch has warmed up. Action if the condition is verified, replace the cooling fan clutch per workshop manual section 303-03. The condition can be verified by starting the vehicle cold, placing the transmission into gear and listening for a repeated increase and decrease in cooling fan noise.