Hello and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
103 user(s) are online (68 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 3
Guests: 100

37Blanche, HH56, zpackard, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal

Forum Index


Board index » All Posts (AJboy123)




Re: V8 Radio Removal Instructions
#1
Just popping in
Just popping in

AJboy123
Does anyone know if the radio has a bulb behind the tuner glass? I was able to get our map light working in our 55 Patrician but only comes on when the pass and driver doors are open. I thought it would come on when the headlights and dash lights are on

Posted on: 2/25 18:30
 Top 


55 Patrician Speedometer
#2
Just popping in
Just popping in

AJboy123
Parking brake was fixed today, just a couple new cotter pins. The next item on my to do list is to fix the speedometer. It’s working “somewhat” but has a mind of its own. Sometimes it’ll bounce around 40-50mph but lately it’s been pegged at 100mph. It also sounds like a seal getting electrocuted and gets louder or softer depending on throttle position. Am I looking at stripped gears, or can we get a replacement cable?

Posted on: 2/10 17:11
 Top 


Re: 1955 Patrician Starter issue
#3
Just popping in
Just popping in

AJboy123
Quote:

humanpotatohybrid wrote:
That starter is in the retracted position, so I don't know how it could be stuck engaged unless there is something broken internally. Are you HEARING it when the engine is running, or it is just cranking nonstop with the battery attached?

The operation is simple: the solenoid (an electromagnet) pulls the iron plunger inward when you turn the key. When all the way in, the plunger hits a rod that pushes a plate connecting a pair of contacts; this energizes the starter motor. Any one of these moving mechanisms could be clogged or rusty.

I recently got an Auto Lite starter going again that looks like it belongs in a scrap pile. Like, pitted with rust. But it was nearly new internally so I just had to free up all the external parts.

Disassembly and reassembly instructions are here:https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/downloads/servicemanual5556/Sect08_Electrical.pdf


Click to see original Image in a new window




When the issue first started, we heard the starter "running" while the engine was running. After we shut the engine down, we still heard the starter. It will only stop once we disconnect the battery

Posted on: 2/1 20:18
 Top 


Re: 1955 Patrician Starter issue
#4
Just popping in
Just popping in

AJboy123
Thank you all for the advice and help. We got the starter pulled down and noticed the armature was sticking/getting stuck. We cleaned it up and greased it up a little. We tested it before we reinstalled and it didn’t spin when the battery was hooked back up. Upon reinstalling, the same issue as before. We are having it taken to our friends shop to look into it further on their drive on instead of us on the ground on our backs. At this point, bad solenoid? We did notice that the boot was ripped

Attach file:



jpeg  IMG_1067.jpeg (3,038.84 KB)
226696_65bc1699c1df5.jpeg 4032X3024 px

Posted on: 2/1 17:09
 Top 


1955 Patrician Starter issue
#5
Just popping in
Just popping in

AJboy123
Good morning, we are new the the Packard world and just bought our first Packard. We bought a 55 Patrician that had been sitting for 2-3 years. We were able to get it started before we had purchased it and started and drove it up on the rollback to take back home.

Once we got home, we tried to start it to back it into our garage and now the starter just keeps spinning with the ignition off. The only way to stop it is to disconnect the battery. From what weve read in a service manual, I think we have the Delco starter? (Please correct us if we are wrong, we are still learning). Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you

Attach file:



jpeg  packard.jpeg (322.47 KB)
226696_65bbcb4d68b33.jpeg 2048X1536 px

Posted on: 2/1 11:48
 Top 



TopTop



Search
Recent Photos
Photo of the Day
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2024, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved