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Technical Library Index

Below is an index of articles that you may find helpful when trouble-shooting a problem with your Packard.
Many of these articles were originally printed in prior issues of the Predictor, primarialy in the 1980's and 1990's.
We've compiled this index here to save you time in your initial research.
If you require further assistance, please contact the Board's Technical Advisor.

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TOPIC SOURCE
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Accessory Cross-reference 1946-57
Predictor, 1978 July3
Air Cleaners
Predictor, 1990 July5
Air Cleaners, Oil Bath
Packard Service Letter Vol 11 No 2
Air Conditioning relay (1953-54)
Predictor, 1990 September7
Axle capacity, rear
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 8
Axle, rear - replacing bearing or seal
Predictor, 1991 June10

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Battery box, cover(Heat in car)


Predictor, 2001 March

2
Battery characteristics, 12 volt
Predictor, 1981 December3
Battery, how to start your car on the original 6 volt system
Predictor, 2006 December1
Battery, how to prolong life of
Predictor, 1997 April-July11
Battery, replacing cables
Cars & Parts February 199838
Bearing, Oil leaks -rear main (55th series)
Predictor, 1981 November4
Bearing, Oil seals -rear (1803-4-5-6-7-8)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 21
Bearing, rod - connecting (1700-1701)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 1
Bearing, rod - connecting Six and Eight
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 9
Body, soldering or leading
Predictor, 1978 March3
Body, standard nomenclature
Predictor, 1998 February5
Body, trunk and bumper guard intereference (120-B)
Predictor, 1992 March10
Body, using lead in lieu of bondo - preparation
Predictor, 1985 July5
Brake fluid, improved
Predictor, 1977 July3
Brake fluid UPDATE from July 1977
Predictor, 1979 September3
Brake hose alignment
Predictor, 1981 August3
Brake squeaks, Six 120-C
Predictor, 1989 May6
Brakes, dragging
Predictor, 1990 May6
Brakes, grabbing - 17th seriers (1700-1701)
Predictor, 1993 September8
Brakes, pedal clearance
Predictor, 2000 August1
Brakes, rear overheating (55th and 56th Series)
Predictor, 1980 April4
Brakes, servicing 1942 select models
Packard Service Manual 20th series
Braker points, blued
Predictor, 1989 June6
Bumper, front stabilizer weights - 1932 Packard
Predictor, 1985 June2
Buying a collector car - what to look for
Predictor, 1998 April3

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Carburetor settings (9th through 12th series)


Predictor, 1991 August

13
Carburetor, air cleaner gasket
Predictor, 1981 October4
Carburetor, idling adjustment Super Eight
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 22
Choke, Automatic-Six
Packard Service Letter Vol 11 No 4
Chokes, touchy automatic
Predictor, 1991 June10
Chrome, peeling (1951 -52 -53)
Predictor, 1986 September3
Clocks, electric
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 13
Clocks, electric - repair
Predictor, 1976 February3
Clocks, electric - service hints for
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 7
Clutch, 18th Series
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 21
Clutch chatter (Junior cars)
Predictor, 1993 September8
Clutch finger adjustment
Predictor, 1991 October9
Clutch pedal, excess play (1955-1956)
Predictor, 1979 October7
Clutch problems, diagnosing
Predictor, 1983 August4
Compression Ratio, raising (22nd - 23rd series)
Predictor, 1980 November4
Cooling system diagnosis
Predictor, 1982 April5
Cooling system leaks, repairing (All Models)
Packard Serevice Letter Vol 14 No 8
Cylinders, rusted and Valves
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 2
Cylinder, hydraulic window
Predictor, 1976 February3

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Defroster Installation


Packard Service Letter Vol 11 No 2

Differential sealing ring (26th series)
Predictor, 1982 May5

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Electrical, brake lights - tracing a short


Cars & Parts February 1998

36
Electric hydro window, seat, top operating system
Predictor, 1976 September3
Electric power radio antenna (Part 1 of 4)
Predictor, 1977 September2
Electric power radio antenna (Part 2 of 4)
Predictor, 1977 October3
Electric power radio antenna (Part 3 of 4)
Predictor, 1977 November4
Electric power radio antenna (Part 4 of 4)
Predictor, 1977 December5
Emergency kit essentials
Predictor, 1992 December4
Engines of the 20's and 30's
Car Classics April 197634
Engine cooling problems
The Packard Monthly July 19912
Engine Displacement 1937 SIX
Automotive Industries 11/21/36
Engine miss, high speed
Predictor, 1991 March5
Engine Stumble
Predictor, 1991 June10
Engine won't crank
Predictor, 1991 June10
Engine, cylinder drain cup
Predictor, 1991 October9

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Fasteners, nuts and bolts (Literally)


Predictor, 1979 May

4
Fuel Pump Air Dome (Six and Eight)
Predictor, 1991 March5

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Gas line interference (Clipper)


Predictor, 1998 May

4
Gaskets, surface cleaning
Predictor, 1991 June10
Gearshift, sticking
Predictor, 1982 August5
Generator (18th series)
Predictor, 1987 September5
Gauges, temperature (26th series)
Predictor, 1982 May5

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Headlamp aiming, Super Eight


Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 23

Headlight switch, removing (1955-56)
Predictor, 1978 April2
Head nuts, Cylinder tightening
Packard Service Letter Vol 11 No 4
Heads, Cylinder - cast dome (5540 models)
Predictor, 1980 June3
Heads, Cylinder - Eight and Super Eight
Packard Service Letter, Vol 12 No 9
Heads, Cylinder - Gaskets
Packard Service Letter, Vol 12 No 8
Heads, Cylinder - Studs (all models)
Packard Service Letter, Vol 13 No 9
Heat control valves, All Models
Predictor, 1982 September5
Heater control valve flutter
Predictor,1980 October4
Heaters, rear compartment - hot water
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 2
Heaters, under seat
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 20
Hood (Bonnet) rubber bumpers (24th series)
Predictor, 1981 August3
Horn, tone adjustment (All Models)
Predictor, 1992 March10
Hub cap covers (21st series)
Predictor, 1984 September5

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Identifying Your Packard Part A - Service and Chassis Identification
Cormorant News Bulletin Vol LV No 1
Identifying Your Packard Part B - Body Number Identification
Cormorant News Bulletin Vol LV No 1

Ignition cable set, complete list


Predictor, 1991 October

9
Ignition timing
Predictor, 1978 June2
Instrumentation, general (Part 1 of 3)
Predictor, 1996 Mar-Apr5
Instrumentation, general (Part 2 of 3)
Predictor, 1996 May-Jun7
Instrumentation, general (Part 3 of 3)
Predictor, 1996 Jul-Aug9

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Leaks, water - trunk lid (24th, 25th, 26th series)


Predictor,1982 February

4
Light bulbs (1927-56)
Predictor, 1979 April3
Lights, trunk or engine compartment
Predictor, 1976 February3
Lock-out switch, reverse econo drive (1700 -1 -2)
Predictor, 1989 September7
Lubrication cautions, All Models
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 15
Lubrication chart
Predictor, 1982 March5
Lubrication diagram (1956 models)
Predictor, 1987 May4

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Manifold gasket failures


Predictor, 1981 June

4
Manifold, Intake and Exhaust (1700 -1 -2)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 9
Manifold, Super Eight
Predictor, 1980 March5
Metal, straightening or shrinking
Predictor, 1978 February3
Model Numbers (1899-1958)
Predictor, 1995 December10

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Noise, fuel pump (24th series)


Predictor, 1981 May

3
Noise, gear bearing - isolation of
Predictor, 1981 January4
Noise, gearshift lever rattle (1700 -1 -2 -3)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 1
Noise, gearshift anti-rattler (17th and 18th series)
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 20
Noise, rear wheel - hub clicks
Predictor, 1981 December4
Noise, spark knock (1801)
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 2
Noise, springs - front squeaks(1800 -1 -3 -6)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 19
Noise, springs - front striking through(1800 -1 -3 -6)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 21
Noise, steering column shroud
Predictor, 1981 January4
Noise, valve lifters
Predictor, 1977 July3

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Oil filter, leaks (18th series)


Predictor, 1990 June

4
Oil Filters
Predictor, 1979 November4
Oil pump camshaft gear
Predictor, 1989 May6
Oil, corrrect for Antique Engines
Predictor, 1984 March3
Overdrive, R-11 (22nd series)
Predictor, 1983 September4
Overheating, straight eight
Predictor, 1976 March5

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Paint, correct 2-tone combinations Packard/Studebaker


The Packard Monthly July 1991

13
Pistons and Piston rings - Super Eight
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 23
Plating, chrome (25th series)
Predictor, 1981 March4
Plating, chrome - winter care of
Predictor, 1980 December4
Power steering pump (55th series)
Predictor, 1981 October4
Power steering pump ID (1955 and 1956)
Predictor, 1979 October7
Power steering, cylinder seal kit (Bendix - 55th and 56th series)
Predictor, 1986 February3
Pump, elelctric
Predictor, 1982 July5

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-R-

Radiator core circulation


Predictor,1981 April

4
Radio antenna, rotary
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 20
Radio antenna knob, stripping of
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 20
Radio, tone distortion (Clipper)
Predictor, 1998 May4
Radio tube, removal of
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 20
Regulators, Voltage
Predictor,1987 October5
Ride, harsh - Custom Eight
Predictor, 1982 December5
Rust, removal of
Predictor, 1985 May6

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Seal, rear axle outer oil (26th series)


Predictor, 1982 February

4
Seats, front - adjusting tilt (120 and 120-B)
Predictor, 1992 March10
Shock absorbers, 1601 -02
Packard Service Letter Vol 11 No 20
Shock absorbers, direct acting - disassembling (18th Series)
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 8
Shock absorbers, rear (19th Series)
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 22
Shocks , front - aligning (1700 -1 -2 -3 -5)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 4
Shocks, servicing 5th (Clipper)
Predictor, 1988 March4
Spark plugs, cleaning
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 8
Spark plug covers
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 2
Spark plugs, 10 mm
Predictor, 1977 January3
Spring data, front and rear (24th series)
Predictor, 1981 April4
Spring shackle adjustment
Predictor, 1991 August13
Springs and shock absorbers, 1601
Predictor, 1991 September9
Springs, front - 1601
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 8
Springs, rear (1600 -01 -02)
Predictor, 1991 March5
Starter, Delco - NO starts, only clicks (55th series)
Predictor, 1980 April4
Starter, Delco - removing motor (54th series)
Predictor, 1982 December5
Starting, hard (Six)
Predictor, 1989 June6
Steering wheel puller, new style
Predictor, 1991 October9
Steering wheel, raising
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 8
Steering, hard (55th series)
Predictor, 1981 October4
Stripping methods
Predictor, 1978 January3
Switch, Econo-Drive Governor (18th Series)
Packard Sercice Letter Vol 13 No 21

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Thermostat, replacing


Predictor, 1991 June

10
Throttle control rod (All Models)
Predictor, 1981 November4
Tire size and pressure chart
Predictor, 1982 March5
Tools, Carburetor
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 4
Tools, using the right one
Predictor, 1980 February4
Torque arm (1800 -01 -03 -06)
Predictor, 1988 Januaray5
Torque arm and shock absorber bracket (55th series), rear axle
Predictor, 1990 September7
Torque converter (25th series)
Predictor, 1983 January4
Torque tightening, the importance of
Predictor, 1980 November4
Torsion level ride diagram
Predictor, 1978 November3
Torsion level suspension load arm snap (55th series)
Predictor, 1979 December5
Transmission, Bell housing oil seal leak (Ultramatic)
Predictor, 1981 June3
Transmission, Gear clash -2nd speed
Predictor, 1982 December5
Transmission, manual - handishaft linkage (Clipper)
Predictor, 1998 May4
Transmission, repair (Ultramatic)
Predictor, 1980 January4
Transmission, servicing the Ultramatic (25th series)
Packard Motor Car Co Service Manual
Transmission, servicing the Ultramatic
Predictor, 1983 May5
Transmission, Ultramatic drive oil leak (convertible)
Predictor, 1981 September5
Transmission, Ultramatic (Straight Eight Models)
Predictor, 1990 September7
Transmission, Ultramatic (twin) - Parking lock sticking
Predictor, 1980 August5
Transmission, Ultramatic oil pressure
Predictor, 1982 January4
Transmission, Ultramatic Oil Screen
Predictor, 1981 August3
Transmission, Ultramatic - torquing valve body bolts
Predictor, 1981 October4
Transmission, valve damper control (Ultramatic)
Predictor, 1986 April3
Trim, repairing hollow moulding (1)
Predictor, 1986 November3
Trim, repairing hollow moulding (2)
Predictor, 1998 August7

-U-

Universal Joint Flange Nuts


Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 8

Universal Joint Trunnion Bearing Assembly
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 8
Upholsteries, correct for 1958 Packard/Studebaker
The Packard Monthly July-199111

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Valve Lifter Mechanism - Super Eight


Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 21

Valve, spring load
Predictor, 1990 June4
Valves, rusted and Cylinders
Packard Service Letter Vol 12 No 2
Valves, sticking
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 9
Valves, tappets (hydraulic)
Predictor, 1985 November2
Vapor lock
Predictor, 2000 June3
Vehicle ID System (Part 1 of 4)
Predictor, 1978 May2
Vehicle ID System (Part 2 of 4)
Predictor, 1978 June3
Vehicle ID System (Part 3 of 4)
Predictor, 1978 August4
Vehicle ID System (Part 4 of 4)
Predictor, 1978 October2
Vehicle reference (1937-1948)
Predictor, 1984 August3

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Wheel alignment, camber, adjusting on 24th and 25th series


Predictor, 1989 August

7
Wheels, greasing
Predictor, 1985 June3
Window stop adjustment (Mayfair and convertible)
Predictor, 1981 June4
Window weatherstrip alignment (Mayfair and convertible)
Predictor, 1981 March4
Windows, ventilating - adjusting on Junior Cars
Predictor, 1991 September9
Windshield wipers (1800 -1 -3 -6)
Packard Service Letter Vol 14 No 2
Windshield wiper, adjustment (1800 -1 -3 -6)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 19
Windshield wiper cables (24th series)
Predictor, 1981 May3
Windshield wiper hoses (24th series)
Predictor, 1981 June4
Windshield wiper motors, lubricating
Predictor, 1980 October4
Windshield wiper, electric - service instructions
Predictor, 1998 March5
Windshield wipers, electric (1800-1801)
Packard Service Letter Vol 13 No 21
Wiper cables, broken
Predictor, 1980 December4
Wipers, vacuum and engine idle
Predictor, 1981 January3
Wiring, solutions to rewiring
Car Collector February 200152
Wiring diagram, 1936 120-B
Predictor, 1993 August10
Wiring diagram, 1946-1947 (Select models)
Predictor, 1995 April8
Wood, maintaining and preserving
Predictor, 1985 September3
Wood, replacing rotted
Predictor, 1979 March2

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