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An Index to Service Information for 1955-56 (55th->56th Series) Packards

1955-56 (55th->56th Series) - ELECTRICAL

SubjectApplicationDocument
Auto-Lite Generators
production substitution - identification
56th
Batteries, Storage
OE unavailable - alternate replacements
55th
Battery - Negative Terminal Grounded
polarizing generator
56th
Battery, 12 Volt Characteristics
new model information
55th
Battery, 12 Volt Characteristics
new model information
55th
Directional Signal Switch
not cancelling - sleeve position
55th
Distributor Specifications
Caribbean - revisions
5688
Distributor Vacuum Control Assembly
Delco - superseded
5560-80
Door Locks, Electric
inoperative - disconnected wiring
56th
Headlights, New Style Sealed Beam
improved design - use in pairs
18th-54th;
55th-56th
Horn Button Contact
not closing - spacers added
55th
Horn Ring Contact Plate Retainer
ring misaligned - new design
56th
Ignition Cable Support Brackets - Caribbean
cables chafed - relocation
5588
STB 55T-25 (Zones only)
Ignition Cable Support Brackets
cross-firing - new type and wires
55th-56th
Ignition Resistors
burned points, misfiring - identification
55th-56th
Ignition Timing
first production - octane issues
5680-88
Ignition Timing, Incorrect
excessive vacuum - inspection and adjustment
5540
Power Seat Actuator Pin Tool
suggested tool - fabrication
55th-56th
Rear Cigar Lighters
incorrect bases - replacement
5582-87
Service Manual - Electrical Section (Correction)
polarizing generator
55th
Spark Plug Failures
fouling - diagnosis
55th-56th
Spark Plug Fouling
cold - hotter plug available
55th
Spark Plugs
superseded part
55th-56th;
56J
Starter Motor Pinion Adjustment
excessive wear - correct procedure
56th
Starter Solenoids, Delco
water leaks - sealing
56th
Tail Light Cable and Sockets
service parts for harness
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Cautions
delivery and service
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Control Switch
compensator - external shorts
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Control Switch
compensator superseded - jumper harness required
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Control Switch
compensator superseded - jumper harness required
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Control Switch
jumper harness - wire connections
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Limit Switch and Compensator Motor
overtravel, excessive current draw - diagnosis, new limit switch
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Limit Switch Wiring Guard
stone damage - fabrication
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Compensator - Service Procedure
testing - raise/lower with jumper wire
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Compensator - Testing Procedures
raise/lower with jumper wire
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Manual Control Kit
bottoming on approach - driver override
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Solenoids
inoperative - waterproofing
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Stop Light Switch
removal - socket size
55th-56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Switches Waterproofed
shorts - replace and waterproof individual switches
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Uneven Riding Height
fore-to-aft - adjustment, dash switch wire no longer disconnected for shipping
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Wire Disconnected
dash control switch - for shipping
55th
Trunk Compartment Light
staying on - adjustment
56th
Window Lift Motor Kits, Electric
incorrectly packaged
55th-56th
Window Lift Motor Kits, Electric
superseded part - modifications required
55th-56th
Window Regulator Assembly
electric - group number correction
5522; 5622
Window Regulator Assembly
electric - with arm and bracket
55th-56th
Window Shaft and Pinion, Electric
loose - new, one-piece type
55th
Wiring Diagrams
new model information
55th
Wiring Diagrams
new model information
56th

SC = Service Counselor
SL = Service Letter
STB = Service Technical Bulletin
SSB = Studebaker Service Bulletin

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