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An Index to Service Information for 1948-50 (22nd->23rd Series) Packards

An Index to Service Information for
1948-50 (22nd->23rd Series) Packards


Research and Introductions by Brian Harpst
MAIN SERVICE INDEX
     ~1948-50 (22ND->23RD SERIES)

Introduction

The 22nd Series actually debuted early in 1947 - with convertibles, at first, and a new Electro-Hydraulic system – clearly to fill a void in the Clipper line-up. The return to a new, full line of models, meant there would be no shortage of service news, but the advent of Ultramatic Drive - an automatic transmission designed and built by Packard – provided plenty of additional topics.

A new, more comprehensive, shop manual for these cars was (originally) published as a series of seven, separately-bound, volumes, but maintenance and repair instructions for the Ultramatic were only covered, later, in a special Serviceman's Training Book. With the Service Technical Bulletin series firmly established, the Service Counselor was permanently reduced to monthly status in 1948. A completely new masthead was applied to that newsletter for 1950 – identifying the "Packard Motor Car Company" as its source.

Although Service Technical Bulletins for 1947 and prior calendar years are not yet available, here, we decided to open this installment with the information that was presently on file. Rest assured that this index will be updated upon receipt of that material.

However, we're missing some relevant Service Technical Bulletins from later years – all of the Zone-only issues, but a couple of Dealer ones, as well:

48T-(all) (Zones)49T-21, Dealer 1650T-5 (Zones)51T-3 (Zones)
49T-4 (Zones)49T-25 (Zones)50T-11 (Zones)51T-10 (Zones)
49T-6 (Zones)49T-30 (Zones)50T-17 (Zones)52T-19 (Zones)
49T-7, Dealer 549T-34 (Zones)50T-19 (Zones)52T-20 (Zones)
49T-12 (Zones)49T-37 (Zones)50T-28 (Zones)
49T-14 (Zones)49T-40 (Zones)50T-29 (Zones)
49T-19 (Zones)50T-1 (Zones)50T-30 (Zones)

We're also missing a relevant Studebaker Service Bulletin:

No. 355 (JUN 1960)

If you can provide any of these missing documents, please contact the webmaster, and we’ll assimilate that info accordingly. - BH

Topics are now organized by subject headings that more closely follow the service manual layout, which are hot-linked to the online index that follows:

ACCESSORIESBODYBRAKESCLUTCH
ELECTRICALENGINEFENDERS & SHEETMETALFRAME
FUEL & EXHAUSTINSTRUMENTSLUBRICATIONRADIATOR & COOLING
REAR AXLESPECIFICATIONSSUSPENSION & STEERINGTRANSMISSION & OVERDRIVE
ULTRAMATICUNIVERSAL JOINTSWHEELS & TIRES

Disclosures & Disclaimers Though previously published elsewhere, this work is provided with my full permission for display on the PackardInfo.com website and the personal use of visitors to that site. Any other unauthorized use, however, is expressly prohibited and may be subject to prosecution. Also, because this index was compiled from documents published by the factory, neither the author nor PackardInfo.com are responsible for errors in content arising from source information.
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