Repair Inspect wheels and tires, including spare, check tire pressure and condition. Accidental electrícal contact may damage the electrical system or cause a fire. Check the inflation pres- sure of the spare tire. Inflate and deflate the tire increase the danger of injury to yourself and others if you are tired, at least four times before breaking the bead from the rim. Disconnect negative - cable from battery so that no one else can start the car.
If possible, do not stop the engine unless you have the capa- bility to jump start ¡t. Remove calipers and check brake pad wear. Bentley Service Manuals are well regarded as the best available, bar none. Check thickness of parking brake lin- ings. This manual includes detailed information on these basic tools and other tips for the begin- ner in the first section of the manual, entitled 010 Fundamentals for the Do-It-Yourself Owner.
Repair Group 340 Check and adjust tire pressures, including spare Body and interior maintenance Check operation of exterior and interior lights, including glove box light, engine compartment light, trunk light, instrument panel lights, horns, headlight flasher and dimmer switch. Peake Research, Automotive Products Division P. Jack stands are available 1n severa¡ styles. Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair, including hydraulic clutch, gearshift linkage, and driveshaft. Instead, turn off as many electrical consumers as possible.
Digital Multimeter Atorque wrench with a range up to about 150 Nm 185 ft-lb has adequate capacity for most of the repairs covered in this manual. On some models, Before starting a job, make certain that you have all the neces- battery cables are not color coded. Allow the battery to thaw first. Tie long haír and se- cure it undera cap. Once car is raised, block the wheel that is opposite and farthest from jack to prevent car from unexpectedly roll- ing. When working with the fuelsystem, loosen the fuelfines slowly to al- low the residual pressure to dissipate gradually. Check condition of wiper blades Repair Group 611 Tighten nuts and belts for door locks and striker plates.
Wait at least one minute before boosting the bat- e If battery power is lost or the battery has been disconnected, the tery a second time. Do not create See also Cautions on page viü dust by grinding, sanding, or by cleaning with compressed air. If there is gas in the tank, you should hear a sloshing sound at the filler neck. Inspect for dam- aged hoses and lines, leaks or damage. Think about whether the condition ofyour car, your leve¡ of me- chanical skill, or your leve¡ of reading comprehen- sion might result in or contribute in some way to an occurrence that might cause you injury damage your car, or result in an unsafe repair. Repair Group 320 Inspect brake system for damaged hoses and lines, leaks or damage.
Seals should never be reused once they have been removed. Install the wheel nuts and tighten them by hand, then lower the car. Schematic representation of simple circuit for light bulb. A master listing of the 9 major sections and the correspond- ing individual repair groups can be found on the inside front cover. Use of tools other than those recommended in this service manual may be detrimental to the car's safe operation as well as the safety of the person servicing the car.
I would say use both until you're comfortable. From left, open-end, 12-point box- Screwdrivers. For hex fasteners on fluid lines, like brake lines and fuel lines, a fiare-nut wrench offers the acivantages of a box-end wrench with a slot that ailows it to fit over the line. There are four jacking points from which the car can be safely raised. For components sealed with gaskets, this method helpsto ensure thatthe gasket will seal properly and complete- ly.
O ©Copyright 1999 Robert Bentley, Inc. See 100 Engine-General for more infor- mation on the Check Engine Light and the On-board diagnostic system. Changing a tire on a busy street orhighway is very dangerous. Igni- tion switch is shown closed, making circuit complete. When working under the hood, fender covers will protect the finish from scratches and other damage.
Bentley repair manuals are great but it seems the basics can be had for free and you can get small projects under your belt before bucking over the cash for this book. Most are used for holding irregular objects, bending, or crimp- ing. Check brake rotors for scoring damage. Check to make sure that there is fuel in the tank. Disconnect the battery negative - terminal Ground strap Do not remove coolant reservoir or radiator cap with the engine whenever you work on the fuel system orthe electrical system.
Technical comments and suggestions are helpful to us. When towing the car from the front with the rear wheels on the ground, a maximum distance of 20 miles is acceptable. A locking plier such as the Vise-Grip® is useful because of its tight grip. This includes text, figures, and tables. The next seven sections 1 through 7 are repair based and are further broken down into three digit repair groups. We therefore cannot be responsible for the result ofany errors that may have crept into the text. Do not wear a necktie, a scarf, and may cause the system to burst.