. Using a 10 mm socket on end of strut shaft to keep strut shaft from turning Fig. Premium unleaded gasoline having a minimum octane rating of 91 can be used if desired. Damage to bumper fascia will result. The difference is illustrated in Figure 3. Regular fuel can reduce engine performance and fuel mileage.
A chart showing the breakdown of these designations is included in the Introduction section at the front of this Service Manual. Do not use leaded gasoline, damage to catalytic converter will result and vehicle will not conform to emission control standards. The strut is not serviceable. These new terms are in compliance with S. For proper diagnostic and ser- vice procedures, refer to Group 21, Automatic Tran- saxle. A hose must be replaced if it has signs of cracking, chafing, fatigue or bulging.
No tubular drive shafts are used on any available L. Other rotation methods can be used, but may not have the benefits of the recommended method. Refer to emission system Vacuum Hose Label located on the inside of the hood in the engine compartment and Group 25, Emission Control Systems for proper ser- vice procedures. Information reads from left to right, starting with line 3 in the center of the plate to line 1 at the bottom of the plate. If a flat bed device is used, the approach angle should not exceed 15 degrees.
If service re- pair is required, refer to Group 2, Suspension. The control arm and ten- sion strut assembly must be removed from the ve- hicle. During any maintenance or repair procedures, it is important to salvage metric fasteners nuts, bolts, etc. Re- fer to Hoisting and Jacking Recommendations in this group. Position vehicle on level sur- face. These symbols are applicable to those controls which are displayed on the instrument panel or in the immediate vicinity of the driver. If necessary, remove the wheels from the lifted end of the vehicle and lower the vehicle closer to the ground, to increase the ground clearance at the opposite end of the ve- hicle.
It is required that five coils be captured within the jaws of the tool Fig. Inspect all air cleaner hoses or tubes for damage or leaks when other engine compartment ser- vice is performed. See Lower Control Arm Removal in this section of the service manual for the required removal procedure. Note type of tread wear which will aid in diagnosing, see Wheels and Tires, Group 22. When removing tension strut nut, keep strut from turning by holding tension strut at flat using open end wrench Fig. The brake reservoir level should be inspected when other under hood service is performed. The power steering pump drive belt should be in- spected at the time and distance interval described in the Lubrication and Maintenance Schedules.
If the fluid level is low and system is not leaking, use Mopar Power Steering Fluid or equivalent. Tightening torques are provided as a specific value throughout this manual. Always release bumpers at bottom of down cycle. To protect the consumer from theft and possible fraud the manufacturer is required to include a Check Digit at the ninth position of the Vehicle Iden- tification Number. To inspect the differential oil level, posi- tion the vehicle on a level surface and remove fill plug Fig.
Auto Repair Manuals can come in handy especially when you have to do immediate repair to your car. For proper diag- nostic and service procedures refer to Group 14, Fuel System. Refer to General Information section of this group. A Tire Inflation sticker is located in the driver door opening. When evidence of deterioration exists, replacement is required. Refer to the Standard Torque Specifi- cations and Bolt Identification Chart in this Group for torques not listed in the individual torque charts Fig. The lower end of the MacPherson strut assembly is at- tached to the upper leg of the steering knuckle.
The purpose of a stabilizer bar is to control the body roll of the vehicle. Do not operate vehicle without proper concentra- tion of recommended ethylene glycol coolant, high running temperatures and cooling system corrosion can result. Return gear se- lector to park. Inspect boots for cracking, tears, leaks or other defects. Caster is a fixed setting net build on all vehicles and is not adjustable.
For proper service procedures, refer to Group 5, Brakes. The lower control arm is bolted to the cradle assembly using a pivot bolt through the center of the rubber pivot bushing and at the tension strut isolator bushing Fig. With an open end wrench on flat of tension strut to stop tension strut from turning. The only serviceable components of the lower con- trol arm are, the pivot bushing, ball joint seal and tension strut bushing. The automatic transaxle does not require periodic maintenance when used for general transportation. The following inspection and necessary corrections must be made on those parts which influence the steering of the vehicle. Bring down ram of arbor press until it is close to Installer, Special Tool.
As an indicator of pressure, squeeze the upper radiator hose between index finger and thumb. Install steering knuckle to lower ball joint stud, clamp bolt and nut into steering knuckle Fig. Push down on pry bar to separate ball joint stud from steering knuckle Fig. Refer to Lower Control Arm Bushing Service in this section of the service for tension strut removal and installation procedure. A Service Manual Comment form is included at the rear of this manual.