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Bulletin Title: #96-T-52A - Vehicle Vibration Between 77 and 87 KM/H (48 and 54 MPH) - (Sep 30, 2003)
Bulletin Type: Technical
Applies To: Wheel Drive Shafts

#96-T-52A - Vehicle Vibration Between 77 and 87 KM/H (48 and 54 MPH) - (Sep 30, 2003)

Subject:
Vehicle Vibration Between 77 and 87 km/h (48 and 54 mph) (Install Powertrain Damper Kit) — This bulletin is being revised to include the 1997, 1998, and 1999 model years and supercedes bulletin 96-T-52, which should be discarded.
Models:
1994-1999 Saturn vehicles
Condition

Some...

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Document Title: #96-T-52A - Vehicle Vibration Between 77 and 87 KM/H (48 and 54 MPH) - (Sep 30, 2003)

vehicle

vibration

install

powertrain

damper

that

occurs

mph

smooth

road

speed

condition

required

important

test

following

check

from

excessive

wear

bent

missing

wheel

tire

make

sure

assemblies

components

damage

strut

bushings

lower

worn

arms

ends

verify

surface

been

installed

upper

bracket

steel

rubber

shaft

bolt

used

second

design

manual

midrail

transaxle

forward

battery

tray

fastener

attaches

modified

location

with

place

procedures

four

bench

assembly

removal

installation

first

saturns

including

vinsz

vertical

horizontal

secure

this

front

rearward

remove

tighten

tightentighten

lbin

assembled

induction

system

negative

cable

positive

screw

retainer

vice

hole

slot

section

lbft

loosely

properly

torqued

clean

terminals

corner

inside

using

socket

road test

road wheel

wear damage

test vehicle

damper shaft

lower bracket

transaxle strut

strut bracket

battery battery

tray removal

first design

design vehicles

secure battery

horizontal battery

battery cable

negative battery

positive battery

battery retainer

forward vertical

bolt hole

remove transaxle

bracket fasteners

bench assembled

assembled damper

lbft install

install transaxle

install battery

bolt tighten

lbft sure

damper upper

bracket bolt

bolt properly

strut midrail

sure battery

lbin install

vertical battery

tray bolt

vehicle floorboards seat

make sure road

sure road wheel

road wheel tire

wheel tire assemblies

suspension components excessive

components excessive wear

road test vehicle

modified transaxle strut

transaxle strut bracket

damper bench assembly

bench assembly lower

assembly lower bracket

lower bracket required

battery battery tray

battery tray removal

tray removal required

installation first design

first design vehicles

installation second design

second design vehicles

design vehicles including

secure battery tray

battery tray vehicle

horizontal battery tray

required vehicles remove

negative battery cable

positive battery cable

elongate forward vertical

forward vertical bolt

vertical bolt hole

bolt hole create

hole create oblong

create oblong slot

oblong slot that

size existing bolt

existing bolt hole

important slot wider

slot wider original

wider original width

hole sure slot

sure slot hole

slot hole outboard

hole outboard toward

outboard toward front

tire battery tray

battery tray mounted

tray mounted vehicle

remove transaxle strut

transaxle strut transaxle

strut powertrain mounts

powertrain mounts section

chassis service manual

service manual remove

manual remove transaxle

strut bracket fasteners

bracket fasteners remove

install bench assembled

bench assembled damper

with transaxle strut

bracket fasteners tightentighten

fasteners tightentighten bench

tightentighten bench assembled

install transaxle strut

tightentighten strut tastener

strut tastener transaxle

tastener transaxle strut

lbft install battery

install battery tray

horizontal bolt tighten

installed tightentighten forward

tightentighten forward vertical

vertical horizontal battery

sure damper upper

damper upper bracket

upper bracket bolt

bracket bolt properly

tightentighten rearward vertical

lbft important damper

important damper upper

torqued install transaxle

transaxle strut midrail

lbft sure battery

sure battery cable

battery cable ends

cable ends clean

sure battery physical

battery physical condition

cracks obvious damage

obvious damage terminals

install battery carefully

battery carefully battery

carefully battery tray

terminals short metal

install battery retainer

battery retainer locking

retainer locking battery

into battery tray

battery tray install

tray install tighten

install tighten retainer

screw tightentighten battery

tightentighten battery retainer

lbin install positive

install positive battery

battery cable first

cable first tightentighten

first tightentighten positive

tightentighten positive battery

lbin install negative

install negative battery

battery cable last

cable last tightentighten

induction system important

forward mounting foot

midrail road test

test vehicle verify

vehicle verify vibration

verify vibration been

place battery tray

corner battery tray

battery tray remove

forward vertical battery

vertical battery tray

battery tray bolt

vehicles secure battery

tightentighten transaxle strut