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

1955-56 (55th->56th Series) - SUSPENSION & STEERING

SubjectApplicationDocument
Bearings, Care of Ball and Roller
installation/removal damage - proper support
(all models)
Front Wheel Bearing (Torque Specifications - Addition)
revised torquing procedure
55th
Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment (Correction)
revised torquing procedure
24th-56th
Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment
revised torquing procedure
24th-56th
Hard Steering
knuckle thrust bearing
55th
Power Steering Cylinder Seal Kit, Bendix
leaks - proper installation
55th-56th
Power Steering Pump Pressure Gauge Fittings
special tools
55th
Power Steering Pump Reservoir Cap
improved type - same number
55th-56th
Power Steering Pump Reservoir Dip Stick
breaks loose, cap leaks - discontinued, cap redesigned
55th
Power Steering Pumps
Bendix vs. Monroe - identification, do not interchange
55th
Power Steering Recovery
too slow - binding nylon spacer
55th-56th
Power Steering, Binding (Bendix)
ball stud adjustment
25th-54th;
55th-56th
Shock Absorber Bracket, Rear Axle Torque Arm and
superseded part
55th
Shock Absorber Grommet Spacer, Rear
squeaking - excessive end play
56th
Shock Absorbers - Export
bottoming - heavy-duty type available
55th
Stabilizer Bushing Retainer Clip Installer, J-4654
service procedure clarified
24th;
(25th-56th)
Steering Cross Bars and Sockets Assemblies
interchangeable parts
22nd-56th
Steering Flange - Except Push Button Control
superseded part
56th
Steering Knuckle Bearing Shims, Front Wheel
superseded parts
22nd-56th
Steering Knuckle Supports
superseded parts
22nd-56th
Support Arm Bushing Torque Specifications, Front - Additions
inner, upper and lower
55th
Support Arm Pivot Pins and Bushings, Front
rattles - revised part
55th
Torque Specifications - Suspension Additions
front support arm inner bushings, upper/lower
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension - see also:
ELECTRICAL
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Torsion-Level Suspension: Cautions
delivery and service
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Erratic Action
loose support arm inner bushing nuts - compensator nuts
55th-56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Limit Switch and Compensator Motor
overtravel, excessive current draw - diagnosis, new limit switch
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Arm Ball Stud and Seats
snapping noise - new type
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Arm Snap
noise - ball studs/seats redesigned, alternate unloading procedure
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Compensator
parts identification and assembly
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Load Compensator Lever Identification
uneven riding height, side-to-side - visual inspection
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Long Torsion Bars (9-degree)
replacements in pairs - jounce bumper clearance
55th-56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Long Torsion Bars, 9-degree
bottoming - re-indexed hexes
5580; 5680-88
Torsion-Level Suspension: Rear Load Arm Links
unseated - retaining pin added
55th
STB 55T-18 (Zones only)
Torsion-Level Suspension: Uneven Riding Height
fore-to-aft - adjustment, dash switch wire no longer disconnected for shipping
56th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Uneven Riding Height
side-to-side - diagnosis, replacement links
55th
Torsion-Level Suspension: Worm Shaft Lock Ring
motor turns, but not lowering - inspection and replacement
55th

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

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