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  1. 1929 6th Series Service Manual Part 1
    This is the 6th Series Service Manual covering the 626-633-640-645 cars. If you own one of these cars this is a must have manual for either yourself or your mechanic. This manual is 338 pages and was revised in Sept of 1928.
  2. 1929 Bendix Brakes Service Bulletin
    This is a 1929 Bendix Brake Service Bulletin (no. 204, Dec. 1st, 1929) that covers brake adjustments for Packards with the Bendix-Perrot 3-shoe mechanical brake system.
  3. 1929-1956 Packard National Automotive Service Data
    Here is the National Automotive Service Data covering Packards from 1929-1956. This contains quick reference on engine mechanicals by model, engine wire diagrams, firing order, etc. This has been broke in sections by series, and by specific models.
  4. 1930 Packard Factory Tool Catalog
    This is the 1930 Packard Special Tool and Equipment Catalog. It contains pictures and descriptions of the various tools and equipment needed to Service Packards of that era.
  5. 1932 Auto-Clutch Installation Instructions
    Instruction for installing the 1932 Auto-Clutch Accessory
  6. 1933-1934 Packard Tool Catalog
    This is a catalog of special tools and shop equipment for use on the 1933-1934 Packard vehicles. Also the tools apply to some of the earlier models as well.
  7. 1936 NoRol PA-333057 Installation Instructions
    This is the instructions for installing the NoRol PA-333057 accessory on the 1936 models
  8. 1936 Packard Shop Manual
    This is the 1936 Packard Shop manual covering the 120, Super Eight and Twelve models. Covers all aspects of mechanical repair on these vehicles.
  9. 1937 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  10. 1937 Packard 'Condensed' Shop Manual
    This condensed Shop Manual covers the proper repair and adjustment of the various units of (1937)Packard cars. The Book is purposely made for the mechanic in the shop who needs a quick, ready reference aid in his daily work.

    The text has been carefully made as brief and well illustrated as possible, realizing that the man on the job has little time to read lengthy descriptions.

    Our object in sending you this Manual, with our compliments, is to assist you in servicing Packard cars properly and to assure efficient service to every Packard owner. It is of the utmost importance that Packard owners
    be satisfied and their cars be performing as they should. -PMCC
  11. 1937-1938 Packard Shop Manual
    This is the 1937 and 1938 Shop manual. This covers the repair, maintenance, and specifications of the Packard Six, Eight, Super Eight and Twelve models
  12. 1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data
    This covers all the Packard bearing related data from 1937-1949.
  13. 1938 and 1939 Packard Shop Manual
    This is the 1938 and 1939 Shop Manual (Condensed Format). This Service Manual covers all the models of those years and is must have piece if you own a Packard from these years.
  14. 1938 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  15. 1939 - 1946 Tune-Up Specification And Adjustment Chart
    1939 - 1946 Tune-Up Specification And Adjustment ChartIt is recommended that you Right Click on the link(s) above and do a "Save Target As". This will download the PDF to your machine rather than trying to open and view it over the web.
  16. 1939 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  17. 1939 Speciality Tool and Shop Equipment
    This lists the Packard specialty tool and shop equipment.
  18. 1940 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  19. 1940 Packard 160-180 Preliminary Shop Manual
    This is the 1940 Packard 160-180 Preliminary Shop Manual. It is similar to the Owner's Manual in content, but does contain more techincal repair pages, specification and other pieces of information
  20. 1940 Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 1940 Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  21. 1941 - 1947 Series Igniton System Training Manual
    This manual from April of 1947 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  22. 1941 - 1953 Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  23. 1941 Packard A/C Service Manual and Updates
    This is the 1941 Packard Service Manual. Also included are the section of the service letters and counselors that apply to the 1941 A/C system. Including the announcement of using Methyl Cloride instead of Freon during the war.
  24. 1941 Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 1941 Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  25. 1941 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet
    Here is the 1941 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet.
  26. 1941-1949 Engine Service Manual
    This is the 1941-1949 Engine Service Manual. This was Section V of the entire set, but was bound as it's own manual. Very nice pictures throughout the entire manual.
  27. 1942 Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 1942 Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  28. 1942 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet
    Here is the 1942 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet.
  29. 1946-1950 Packard Service Manual
    This is the 1946-1950 Packard Service manual. It contains 7 Sections which covers all the general mechanical systems on the various 46-50 models. This is an essential companion to the Parts List (aka Parts Manual).
  30. 1947 and prior Carter Fuel Pump Service Procedure
    This is the Carter Mechanical Fuel Pump service procedure printed in 1947. This pump may have been used in both earlier and later models.
  31. 1947-49 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet
    Here is the Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet for 1947-1949. This cover the 21-23rd Series.
  32. 1949 - 1950 Tune Up Specification And Adjustment Chart
    Covers 22nd and 23rd Series Models
  33. 1950 -1956 Complete Utltramatic Service Information
    This is a complete set (3 Parts) of everything Ultramatic. It has all the STB's, Service Counselors, and tons of other stuff in a 3 volume set.
  34. 1950 Packard Kent-Moore Service Tool Guide
    This is the 1950 Packard Edition of the Kent-Moore Service Tool Guide. This is a illustrated 68 page catalog of all the available Packard (and other) service tools that Kent-Moore made. This also includes a cross-reference to tools that are used for other makes also. There is also a Packard Service Tools order sheet included with this.
  35. 1951 - 24th Series Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  36. 1951-1954 Service Manual
    Here is the 1951-1954 Service Manual turned into a PDF and broken down into sections for easy download and viewing.

    Just click on the links below to download/view:
  37. 1953-1954 Packard Air Conditioning Serviceman's Training Manual
    This is the 1953-1954 Serviceman's Training manual for Air Conditioning. This was sent to the mechanics at the dealerships for they could learn how the A/C works and how to service it.
  38. 1955 Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  39. 1955 Mark IV A/C Installation Manual
    This is the Installation Manual for the Mark IV aftermarket A/C unit in a 1955 Packard.
  40. 1955 Rochester 4GC Service Training Manual
    This is the Service and Rebuild manual for the Rochester Model 4GC Carburetors.
  41. 1955-1956 Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  42. 1955-1956 Packard Service Manual
    Here is the 1955-1956 Service Manual turned into a PDF and broken down into sections for easy download and viewing.

    **UPDATE** All the sections have been replaced with Higher Quality versions. Thanks to Howard for rescanning this!
  43. 1955-56 A/C Install Guide
    Here is the 1955-56 A/C Install Guide.

    "Some might get a kick out of this. Even though hang on and trunk units were available and probably much less cost & trouble to install, guess East Grand thought they were not befitting a properly attired Packard so the kit was made available mid 55. Wonder if anyone has info on how much it cost to be done after the fact rather than ordered up front." - Howard
  44. 1955-56 Packard Rochester 4GC Service Information
    Published by the United Motors Division of GM, these sheets provide detailed breakdown of components (with GM Rochester part numbers), adjustments and specifications.
  45. 1956 Auto Lite Push Button Motor Service Manual
    The 1956 Packard and Clipper Cars use electric controls of the push button transmission. Auto-Lite units used in the control system are the actuator unit which consists cf a motor and a switching device,the control panel assemb!y, the motor reversing relay and a pressure switch. Two other relays (threeon early production) and a thermal circuit breaker are also used in the circuit but are not furnished by Auto-Lite.

    The accompanying Instructions together with this bulletin should be filed in the misceltaneous section of the Service Manual. These instructions explain the operation and servicing of the controls.
  46. 1956 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop Manual
    This is the 1956 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop Manual (Service Manual). It covers all the 1956 Studebaker passenger cars including those with the Ultramatic transmissions and Packard engines. So this is why it is included here on the website. I also find the procedural steps easier to understand then the similar sections in the Packard manual for novices like myself. So if I dont understand a glossed over step on something in the Packard manual, and the look at the Stude manual, it makes more sense.
  47. 1957 Packard Clipper Shop Manual Supplement
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Shop Manual Supplement. It is used in conjuntion with the 1956 Studebaker Passenger Car Shop Manual.
  48. 1957 Packard Clipper Time Guide
    This is the 1957 Packard Clipper Service Operation Time Guide. It covers all the 1957 models (Sedans and Station Wagons) as far as the time required for repair. It was used to assist mechanics and service writers to estimate the costs, and to write the repair orders.
  49. 1957 Packard Radio Photo Facts
    This is the Photo Facts for Packard Radio 484649 that was in 1957 Packard automobiles. It contains pictures, wire diagram, and component lists.
  50. 21st-22nd Series Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 21st-22nd series Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  51. AEA Packard Tune Up & Wiring Diagram Charts
    These charts, printed on both sides of a single piece of card stock, provide detailed specifications for starting, charging, ignition, fuel and miscellaneous systems - a quick reference for independent service facilities from decades ago. Wiring diagrams are also included - space permitting.
  52. Borg Warner Overdrive Manual
    This is The OVERDRIVE by Borg-Warner. It covers the R10 and R11 overdrive units used in Packard and other vehicles. It has 21 diagrams.

    Topics covered include: Troubleshooting and Servicing the unit, Common Causes of Trouble, Performance, Mechanical, Electrical, Service Operations, Mechanical Faults, Operating Principles.
  53. Brake Service Manual
    The is the American Brakeblok Brake Service Manual. This is a generic brake service manual covers many different styles of braking systems. It covers serveral of the older pre-war braking systems also.
  54. Carter Carburetor Service Sheets
    These are various service/adjustment sheets for several of the Carter Carburetors that were used on the various Packard cars.

    More will be added as they are found and become available.
  55. Complete Bijur Service Instructions
    UPDATED 9/4/2013

    Here are the complete service instructions for the servicing of a Bijur lubrication system on a 1934 Packard. This was also typical of 1932-1936 system and may be useful for other years.
  56. Copper Nerves - Packard Rewiring Manual
    This is a very nice piece. This is a Packard Rewiring manual called "Copper Nerves". I recommend taking a look at this piece. Very interesting.
  57. Louvre Mounting Template
    This is the Louvre Mounting Template, for mounting the 3 louvres on the back fenders of a 1951-52 Packard.
  58. Novi A/C Service Information
    This information was published in "Service Automotive Air Conditioners by Dale Mericle" and was published in 1956. It covers the Novi system that was used by Packard and Studebaker.
  59. Packard Section from period Motors Manual
    This I belive is a Packard Section from a Motors Parts and Labor reference manual. It contains basic information about all the models from 1940-54. It has a lot of tune up information, engine and body serial numbers. If has several exploded parts breakdown sheets that include the Transmission, Overdrive, Ultramatics, Trendle Bendix unit, Powersterring, Front Suspension, and steering. As well as a pretty comprehensive mechanical parts list.
  60. SAE Torsion Level Engineering Specification
    A very interesting piece describing the history and engineering specs of the Torsion Level Suspension
  61. Serviceman's Training Book: The 55th Series V8 Engine
    This is the Serviceman's "Training Booklet: The 55th Series V8 Engine with Test Procedures - Trouble Shooting". These are essential companions on the Service Manual and help to fill in the missing gaps of "assumed" information.
  62. Serviceman's Training Book: 1955 - Mechanical Changes and Torsion Level Suspension
    This the Serviceman's Training Book for 1955 covering mechanical changes for the 1955 series and also the Torsion Level Suspension.
  63. Serviceman's Training Book: 4 Barrel Carb
    This is the 4 Barrel Carburetor Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training. This has a 1953 printing date on it.
  64. Serviceman's Training Book: Carburetor Service
    This is the standard Carburetor Service Training Manual. This was given to new mechanics in training. This was printed in 1949.
  65. Serviceman's Training Book: Clutch and Electromatic Clutch
    This is the Clutch and Electromatic Clutch Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  66. Serviceman's Training Book: Clutch and Electromatic Clutch
    This manual from July of 1948 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  67. Serviceman's Training Book: EconoDrive Service
    This is the EconoDrive Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  68. Serviceman's Training Book: ElectroMatic Clutch
    This is the ElectroMatic Clutch Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  69. Serviceman's Training Book: Engine Diagnosis and Tune-Up
    This manual was part of Packard's Service Training Program and covered engine diagnosis and tune-up for 19th, 20th, 21st series cars. But general procedures apply to any Packard with a Straight 8 or 6 motor. Printed July 1947
  70. Serviceman's Training Book: Engine Diagnostics and Tune-Up
    This is the Engine Diagnostics and Tune-Up Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  71. Serviceman's Training Book: Front Suspension and Steering
    This manual from April of 1947 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  72. Serviceman's Training Book: Gear Start Ultramatic
    This is the service training manual given to the Packard mechanics to instruct them of the servicing of the Gear Start Ultramatic Transmission (late 1954). If you have a Gear Start this contains valuable service information.
  73. Serviceman's Training Book: Ignition Service
    This is the Ignition Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  74. Serviceman's Training Book: Know the 24th Series Packard
    This training book was sent out to all the dealers for mechanics to understand the new 1951 (24th Series) cars that were coming. This has a wealth of information about the new cars, their construction, and features. Information is relevant to all 1951-1954 Packards.
  75. Serviceman's Training Book: New Car Retail Delivery
    This manual was part of Packard Service Training Program for the dealers and covered the delivery and prep of new cars received from the factory. Circa 1949.
  76. Serviceman's Training Book: Packard Power Steering
    This is the Power Steering Training Book (circa 1953) that was used to train mechanics how the power steering system works, and how to rebuild it. Thanks to Brian DeBoeck for the donation of this content.Power Steering Training BookThese PDFs were crea...
  77. Serviceman's Training Book: Scientific Diagnosis
    The manual was part of Packard's Service Training program and covered the Scientific Diagnosis of car problems. This manual does into details of using all the various scopes and electronic instruments that were available in the Packard Service departments. Printed June 1951.
  78. Serviceman's Training Book: Service Management and Selling
    This manual from January of 1950 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains information about Service Management, and Customer Service.
  79. Serviceman's Training Book: The 55th Series
    This is the 1955 Service's Training Book that covers Clipper and Packard Mechanical Changes and the Torsion Level Suspension. If you have a 55 or a 56 this is good information to have in your toolbox.
  80. Serviceman's Training Book: Transmission and Overdrive
    This manual from March of 1948 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  81. Serviceman's Training Book: Ultramatic
    This is the Ultramatic Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  82. Serviceman's Training Book: Used Car Reconditioning
    The manual was part of the Packard's Service Training program and covered the mechanical and appearance reconditioning of used cars. Circa 1950
  83. Servicing Auto-Lite Generator Regulators
    "This booklet is designed for use by Auto-Lite servicemen. It is a refresher on how the Auto-Lite Generator Regulator works and on service procedures."
  84. Stewart Warner Electric Wiper Service Information
    This is the Stewart Warner Electric Wiper service information covering adjustment and repair.
  85. Stromberg Carburetor Packard Manual and Parts Catalog
    This is a Stromberg Carburetor Manual and Parts Catalog prepared for the Packard Motor Car Company. This was sent to the Service Managers at the Packard dealerships
  86. WA-1 Climate Control Carburetor Service Sheet
    This is the WA-1 Climate Control Carburetor Service Sheet
  87. WDO Dual Climate Controlled Carburetor Service Sheet
    This is the WDO Dual Climate Controlled Carburetor Service Sheet for 1938 and Prior models.
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