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An Index to Service Information for 1951-54 (24th->54th Series) Packards

1951-54 (24th->54th Series) - SUSPENSION & STEERING

SubjectApplicationDocument
Back Up Light Switch Bracket Rubbing Rear Brake Tube
steering column rattles
24th-25th
Bearings, Care of Ball and Roller
installation/removal damage - proper support
(all models)
Camber Specifications
increased
24th
Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment (Correction)
revised torquing procedure
24th-56th
Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment
revised torquing procedure
24th-56th
Power Steering
new product information
25th-26th
Power Steering Ball Stud Nut Torque
increased - dressing rough seats
26th
Power Steering Cylinder Assemblies
superceded part
54th
Power Steering Oil
proper fluid type and level
25th
Power Steering Pump Belt Adjusting Tool
modification required
25th-54th
Power Steering Pump Bracket
new type - rework special tool
25th-54th
Power Steering Pumps, Noisy
not pump - other causes and corrections
26th
Power Steering Rattles
straight, rough roads - gear/ linkage adjustments, new control valve and details
26th-54th
STB 54T-14 (Zones only)
Power Steering Tools
complete special tool reference
26th
Power Steering, Binding (Bendix)
ball stud adjustment
25th-54th;
55th-56th
Real Axle Floor Bumper
rear u-joint striking floor pan - kit installation
24th
Rear Spring Interference
bushing not centered - frame reinforcement bulged
2452-72
Rear Spring U-Bolts, Tightening
recheck torque - 1000-mile inspection
(all models)
Rear Stabilizer Arm Bolts
new, self-locking type
24th-25th
Rear Stabilizer Bolts
new self-locking type
24th-25th
Shock Absorber Grommet Guides
centers bushing, provides more bearing surface - installation, tool fabrication
25th-54th
Shock Absorber Grommets
rattles - proper alignment
25th-26th
Shock Absorber, Front
grommet retainer forced through - washer added
24th
Shock Absorbers - Front and Rear
superseded parts - replace in pairs
22nd-54th
Shock Absorbers and Spring Data
part number reference
26th
Shock Absorbers, Heavy Duty Front
superceded part
24th-54th
Shock Absorbers, Noisy
not absorbers - check grommets
25th;
(26th-54th)
Spring Data - Revised
2401-2402 changes - complete, updated parts reference
24th
Spring Data
heavy loads - part number reference
24th
Spring Data
heavy loads - parts reference
24th
Spring Data, Supplementary
updated parts reference - additional applications
2401; 2413
Stabilizer Arm Bolts - Breakage
incorrect selection - identification
24th
Stabilizer Bushing Retainer Clip Installer
new special tool
24th
Stabilizer Bushing Retainer Clip Installer, J-4654
service procedure clarified
24th;
(25th-56th)
Steering Column Alignment
stiff, rattles - checks, shims
24th
Steering Column Rattle And Misalignment
stiff, noisy - shim gear housing
24th
Steering Cross Bars and Sockets Assemblies
interchangeable parts
22nd-56th
Steering Gear Oil Level
leaks - reduced fill
24th
Steering Gear Oil Level
leaks at shaft opening - level reduced
24th
Steering Gear: Advance Parts Information
54th vs. 26th Series - identification, usage
54th
Steering Knuckle Bearing Shims, Front Wheel
superseded parts
22nd-56th
Steering Knuckle Supports
superseded parts
22nd-56th
Steering Wheel Puller Adapter
new special tool
24th
Strike Through, Rear End
heavy loads - change to export second leaf
24th
Strike Through, Rear Spring
heavy loads - add export second leaf
24th
Strike-Through, Front End
insufficient riding height - new spacers
22nd-25th
Support Arm Pins and Bushings, Loose
proper clearance - other checks and lubrication
22nd-54th
Upper Control Arm Spreader
new special tool
24th
Upper Support Arm Inner Bracket - Bolt
hole offset - additional camber
24th-25th
Upper Support Arm Inner Bracket Bolts - Campaign
loose, sheared - inspect and retorque, new bolt
24th-25th
Upper Support Arm Inner Bracket Bolts
stripped threads - new hardware/torque
24th-25th
Upper Support Arm Inner Bracket Bolts
tighten only
24th-25th
Upper Support Arm Inner Bracket Bolts
torque tightening - pre-delivery
24th-25th
STB 52T-11 (Zones only)
Upper Support Arm: Change in Torque Specifications
upper support arm bolt - increased
24th-25th

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

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