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1956 Buick Tools & Misc.

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TOOL MODIFICATION Reaction Shaft Bushing Installer Tool The Dynaflow reaction shaft bushing installer, J-5816 must be modified as shown in Fig. 138. 1956 Buick Reaction Shaft Bushing Installer Tool The relationship between the end of the bushing and the end of the reaction shaft has been changed; therefore, the shoulder on the tool [...]

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1956 Buick Body Maintenance

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1956 Buick Body Styles PAINT COLORS Following is a preliminary list of the DuPont "DUCO" Lacquer stock numbers, and color combination used on 1956 models. As soon as the Du Pont color charts are available they will be attached to a subsequent BPS Bulletin. 1956 Buick Paint Colors   1956 INTERIOR [...]

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1956 Buick Air Conditioning Maintenance

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AIR CONDITIONER OUTLET "CAMPAIGN" The following is a reprint of Special Service Letter - Red Band #180 dated May 18, 1956 WHICH HAS BEEN CORRECTED. Complaints of insufficient volume of air flowing from center instrument panel air outlet valve have been traced to warped or collapsed plastic center outlet valve (shutter), plastic center outlet valve adapter, [...]

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1956 Buick Accessories Maintenance

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WINDSHIELD WASHER We would like to call your attention to a revision in the Michigan statutes on the use of windshield washers. The following quotation was taken from the Motor Vehicle Equipment Handbook compiled by the Field Relation Sub-Committee on Vehicle Regulations and published by the Automobile Manufacturers Association: "Sec. 9.2409 (e). No motor vehicle [...]

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1956 Buick Electrical System Maintenance

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SPARK PLUGS All 1956 models will be equipped with the AC 44 type spark plugs. However, if more severe operating conditions are anticipated (high speed driving) for prolonged periods of time, it is recommended to install a cooler plug, AC 42 Commercial. The spark gap setting for either plugs remains the same, 30-35. If the [...]

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1956 Buick Brakes Service

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BRAKE SQUEAK CORRECTION Brake squeak complaints have been reported on 1956 cars, even though the drums and brake lining have been inspected and found to be in fair condition. Several corrections were tried, such as breaking all corners and roughing the lining surface, but they were to no avail, as the squeak re-occurred within a [...]

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1956 Buick Steering Gear Maintenance

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POWER STEERING GEAR LEAKAGE This bulletin is prepared to supersede the previous Special Red Band Service Letter, Dealer #163 dated November 28, 1955, relative to power steering gear leakage. Recently a change was made in the master steering gear seal kit. These changes were made to simplify ordering and to make a more usable service [...]

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1956 Buick Chassis Suspension Service

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SPEEDOMETER FAILURES 1956 We have received reports of speedometer drums sticking or hanging up at a particular speed and when the speedometer is removed and sent to U.M.S. for repairs nothing can be found wrong with it. This type of failure has been traced to distortion of the speedometer housing during assembly causing interference between [...]

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1956 Buick Rear Axle Maintenance

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1956 REAR AXLE CHANGE The following is a reprint of Special Service Letter - Dealer No. 179, dated May 22, 1956. Because of many rear axle differential case and related parts changes that were made up until the present time and changes that will go into effect within a month or so, we have prepared [...]

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1956 Buick Transmission Maintenance

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CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING USE Whenever the new finger type clutch assembly complete Gr. 0.858 Part 1392653 is used in replacement of the crown spring type, it is recommended that clutch release bearing Gr. 0.799 Part 1319083 be used. See Figure 20. 1956 Buick Clutch Release Bearing   CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT 1956 The first 5000 [...]

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