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1955 Buick Tools & Misc.

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PINION PRESS In BPS No. 2.347, dated July 15, 1953, instructions were given for reworking the yoke screws, J -1292-36 of the Kent-Moore pinion press. J -1292-E. This rework provided necessary clearance for the large rear axle pinion gears. Complaints have been received from some dealers to the effect that the reworked press does not [...]

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1955 Buick Body Maintenance

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1955 BUICK BODY STYLES 1955 Buick Body Styles   PAINT & TRIM COMBINATIONS 1955 BUICK COLOR COMBINATION Alphabet Code Letters designate colors which are available for solid, two-tone, or three-tone color combinations. The first alphabet letter designates the upper color, the 2nd alphabet letter denotes the center color, and the 3rd alphabet letter [...]

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1955 Buick Air Conditioning System

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1955 BUICK AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM Three major changes have been made in the 1955 Buick Air Conditioning system. These changes involve the compressor, the condenser, and the air distribution system. The compressor has been changed from a rotary or vane type to an axial type. The compressor also incorporates an integral solenoid coil for actuating [...]

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1955 Buick Radio and Accessories

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DEFROSTER HOSE LEAKS Should any complaints of insufficient defroster air be encountered on 1955 models, it is suggested to first check the defroster hose connections at the defroster manifold to make sure they are installed properly. If it is found that the hoses are too loose and do not stay on the manifold, they should [...]

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1955 Buick Electrical System

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NEW SEALED BEAM HEADLAMPS New and improved all-glass sealed beam headlamps have recently been introduced and they are a new concept in headlamp engineering. With increased wattage these new lamps provide better visibility for night driving, with either upper or lower beams, especially in bad weather. The new headlamps provide greater seeing distance as the [...]

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1955 Buick Brakes

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1955 BUICK BRAKES CAMPAIGN FOLLOWING IS A REPRINT OF SPECIAL SERVICE LETTER - DEALER NO. 151 (REVISED) JANUARY 4, 1955 A very important improvement in the hydraulic section of the 1955 power brake unit has recently gone into production. This improvement will prevent the possibility of air entering the hydraulic lines, will facilitate bleeding, and [...]

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1955 Buick Steering Gear Maintenance

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HYDRAULIC STEERING GEAR CHANGE A change has been made in the method of connecting the Hydraulic Steering Gear Valve to Cylinder Tubes at the valve end. The 90° universal fitting elbow and bolt previously used at the valve ends, has been changed to a straight in type fitting (union). See Figure 48. 1955 Buick [...]

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1955 Buick Chassis Suspension Maintenance

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GRILLE FRAME BOLTS 1955 MODELS Two bolts, which attach the radiator grille frame to the fender sheet metal, have been intentionally omitted on some production jobs; therefore, it will not be necessary to install these bolts •in the field. (See Figure 38). 1955 Buick Grill Frame Bolts If bolts were installed at the [...]

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1955 Buick Rear Axle Maintenance

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1955 BUICK REAR AXLE CHANGES Because of the many changes that have been made in the rear axle assembly since the beginning of 1955 production, the following information was prepared to describe the initial rear axle changes and subsequent changes made up until present production. Following the recap of these changes will be detailed service [...]

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1955 Buick Transmission Maintenance

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DYNAFLOW MANUAL CONTROL Shift Control Linkage The shift control lever mounted in the housing at upper end of steering column jacket operates a tubular control shaft located inside the column jacket. When the lever is pulled upward toward the steering wheel the control shaft is moved downward against a return spring until the lower lever [...]

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