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SATURDAY

MECHANIC

DATSUN

Car Care Guide

For

Models

B210

610

710

Edltor

LoUIS

C

Foner SAE

DATSUN

Car Care GUIde

Product Number 23077

ISBN 0 87851 913 0

Published by

MOTOR

1790 Broadway

New York

N

Y

10019

Prrnted In the USA

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Copyrrght 1978 by The Hearst CorporatIon

The data reported herein has been compiled from authoritative sources While

every effort IS made by the editors to altaln accuracy manufacturing changes as well as typographical errors and omissions may occur The publisher then cannot be

responsible nor does It assume changes

responsIbility for such

omissions

errors

or

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION TO

MAINTENANCE

Engine Identification

Maintenance

Maintenance Schedules

Approximate Fluid Capacities

Changing Engine 011 and Filter

Cool Ing System Service

Thermostat Replacement

Hose

Replacement

Dnve Belt Replacement

Air Cleaner Element

Replacement

Fuel Filter Replacement

Tire Care

TUNE

UP

Checking Compression

Spark Plug ServIce

Spark PI ug

Wires

Dlstnbutor Service

Electronic Ignition ServIce

Breaker POint System

Rotor

Dlstnbutor Cap and

Replacement

Setting Timing Tune Up SpeCifications

FUel SYSTEM

Carburetor Descn ptlon and

Identification

Carburetor Removal and

InstallatIOn

Carburetor Adjustments Idle Adjustment

Float Level Check and

Adjustment

Fast Idle Clearance

Choke Cover Adjustment

Choke Vacuum

Choke

Adjustment Unloader Adjustment

Interlock Opening Adjustment Dash Pot Adjustment

BaSIC Carburetor

Fuel Pump

Disassembly

Checking Pressure

Removal

Rebuild

EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS

Positive Crankcase Ventilation

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4

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PCV

Valve

Fuel Evaporative Canister

Filter

elECTRICAL

Jump Starting a Car With a

Dead Battery

Battery

and Cable Care

Alternator

Replacement

Voltage Regulator Replacement

Starter Motor Replacement

Starter Clutch

Radio

Replacement

Replacement

Model B210

Model 610

Model 710

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Windshield Wiper Blade

Replacement

Windshield Wiper Arm

Replacement

Windshield Wiper Motor and

Linkage

Washer Fluid

Adjustment

Nozzle

Light SWitch Replacement

Model B210

Model 610

Model 710

42

44

Turn

Signal SWitch

Replacement

Stoplight SWitch Replacement

Ignition SWitch Replacement

Heater

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46

Model B210

Model 610

Model 710

49

Fuse Replacement

50 Light Bulb

Replacement

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COOLING SYSTEM

RadIator Replacement

Water

Puml

Replacement

Model B210

Models 610 and 710

BRAKES

Front Wheel DIsc Brake

Pad Adjustment

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Models B210 and 610

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Model 710

 

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Rear Drum 8rake Shoes

Replacement

 

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Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment

110

Parkmg 8rake Adjustment

111

Model

8210

111

Model 610

 

112

Model 710

113

SUSPENSION

 

Rear Shock Absorber

Replacement

115

8all JOint Replacement

115

ENGINE

Engme Mount Replacement

119

Front Engme Mounts

119

Rear Engine Mount

 

119

Tlmmg Case Cover

Removal

121

AdJustmg Valve Clearance

123

Model 8210

 

123

Models 610 and 710

124

Cylmder Head Replacement

Model B210 Models 610 and 710

CLUTCH

TRANSMISSION

125

125

128

PROPelLER SHAFT

Clutch

Linkage Adjustment Clutch Replacement

Manual Transmission

Replacement

Model B210 Models 610 and 710

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130

132

133

134

Automatic Transmission

Replacement

135

Automatic Transmission

Lmkage

Model 8210 Models 610 and 710

Propeller Shaft Removal

Models 610 and 710 Model 8210

MAINTENANCE LOG

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Introduction To Maintenance

This book will save you money even

If you have never before done your own

car mamtenance and repairs

It will not

make

mechanic

you

a

professIOnal

auto

It wIll not even make you a

professIOnal

dO It yourselfer

But

by bemg completely devoted to your particular car and by tellIng you how to

care for the unportant tlungs that re

qUIre

lIttle If any techmcal skill

thiS

book Will

Your own

help you to

motIvatIOn

save

IS

all

money

that IS

necessary to go along With thiS handy

slmply wntten

confldence bUlldmg

gUIde And even If you never do any of

the routme mamtenance and easy re

pairs

book

which

we

have

may

nonetheless

mcluded

stIli

save

thiS

you

money

How

By bemg packed With

hundreds and hundreds of tIps and 10

Sights about your car

thiS

mcrease

your

car savvy

book

So

wIll

when

you do entrust your car to a professIOnal

auto mechaniC

you Will do so mtellI

gently

confidently and economically

In

producmg thiS gUide

we

frrst

carefully selected only those money

savmg Items of maintenance and repair

that you can surely do yourself even If you are not a dO It yourselfer Then we

prepared the step by step 10 clear simple everyday language FI

nally we Illustrated all ofthe Important

pomts With scrores of show me

how drawmgs and photographs As a

mstructIons

result

you Will qUickly find yourself

becommg familIar with routme

mamtenance tune up and replacement

of easIly accessible parts

All of the

normal mamtenance parts that you may

need are readily aVailable at mass mer

With

chandlsers at discount pnces

So

you provldmg some tune and a reason

able amount of effort you Will find that

savmg money Will

not only be easIly

poSSible

but actually enjoyable

In usmg thiS book you Will only need

a few tools and you may already own

many of these You II need a can

opener to open the 011 cans

spout to pour the 011 and a rag You

Will also need a set of metnc wrenches

socket open end and box a wire type

a funnel or

feeler gauge

a flat

blade type feeler

gauge

screwdnvers

channel lock

mexpenslve

dwell tachometer tImmg lIght

If you

become mvolved 10 domg major work

Generally we have aVOided those Jobs

that reqUire the use of special tools Jacks and IIftmg deVices where

que

plIers and

wrench

pOSSibly

an

A

tor

Will be desrrable

specified can be rented at your local

rent all center

WIth thiS

10

mmd

savmg

some of those

you

can

begm

dollars by ac

qUalntmg yourself With the contents of

thiS

valuable gUide

You may

be sur

pnsed at Just how qUickly you can learn

by

the many

ways

of savmg money

domg your own

repalTS

car maintenance and

Trust yourself

you can do It

Introduction to Maintenance

ENGINE

IDENTIFICATION

In order to provide good accurate

car care It IS absolutely necessary

you can Idenllfy your car properly We

that

are sure you know the

year of your own

car but you may not know the year and

size of the engine

lists the vanous engine code letters In

relallon to the engine size and year of

the engine The engine senal number IS stamped

on the nght hand Side of the cylinder

LIS

and L20B

block

The follOWing chart

The first group Al3

AI4

deSignates the engine mod

Engine Code

Al3 000000

A 14 000000

L 18 000000

Displacement

1288 cc

1397 cc

1770

cc

L20B 000000

1952

cc

MAINTENANCE

To acquamt you

With

the

easiest

kinds of marntenance fIrSt

cluded factory recommended lubnca

we have in

lion and mamtenance lists and charts

These lists contain the vanous mileage

Intervals at which certam car services

are necessary Good car habits are Im

portant to long carlife A small invest

ment of your lime here Will payoff many limes over 10 the long term Lack

of proper mamtenance IS the direct

cause of many problems expenenced

Datsun

Fig

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Engine code locatIOn

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hicle senal number

The remammg numbers are the ve

Application

1974 Model 8210

1975 77 Model 8210

1973 Model 610

1973 74 Model 710

1974 76 Model 610

1975 77 Model 710

by car owners

A

duty aIr filter can

cause a drop off 10 engme performance

or fuel mileage

traceable to spark plugs With badly

worn electrodes due to theIr not bemg

replaced at proper Intervals Engme 011

that has not been changed In ages can

often cause engme nOise yet clean 011

the cheapest

Hard starting may be

and filters

are

perhaps

Items

In

good

car care

Start now

to

keep track of your car s needs A few

hours a month devoted to your car care

can save you many dollars and keep

your car runmng 10 top form And a car

In

good tune uses less fuel

Datsun

Introduction to Maintenance

1974 DATSUN 8210

EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Maintenance Operation

Intake

Exhaust Valve Clearance

Engine Compression

Drive Belts

Engine 011

011 Filter

Engine Coolant

Cooling System

Vacuum Fittings

Hoses

Hoses

Connections

Connections

Carburetor Idle RPM

Choke Mechanism Choke Plate Linkage Boost Controlled Decelerallon Device or

Mixture Ratio

Throttle Opener

Fuel Filter

Fuel Lines

Carburetor Air Cleaner Element

Automatic Temperature Control Air Cleaner

Ignlllon Timing

Distributor Breaker POint

Spark Plugs

Distributor Cap

Operating Parts or Distributor

Hoses

Piping

Connecllons

etc

Rotor

Condenser

Ignition

Wifing

Ignition COil

ElectriC Advance Control System

POSitive Crankcase

Ventilation

PCV

Valve

PCV Hoses

Exhaust Gas Recirculation

EGR

Control System

Vapor Lines

Fuel Vapor Control Valve

Fuel Tank Vacuum Relief Valve

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Replace

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Correct or Replace as Necessary

Recommended Intervals

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Introduction to Maintenance

Datsun

1974 DATSUN 8210

NON EMISSION RELATED

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Maintenance Operation

Months

Thousands of Miles

Brake

Clutch

Fuel

Exhaust lines

for Proper Attachment

Abrasion

Detenoratlon

Leaks

Etc

Cracks

Transmission

Differential Gear 0 1

Hoses

Chafing

Steenng Linkage

Propeller Shaft

Steenng linkage

Gear Box

Suspension Parts

Flange Bolts Suspension Ball JOints

Grease

Propeller Shaft JOints

Lubncate If Necessary

Engine 011 for

Leaks

Accelerator

Clutch

Parking Brake Choke

Speedometer

Hood Release Cables or

Linkage

Lubncate If Necessary

Brake

Steenng Gear FlUid Level Brake Fluid

Brake Master Cylinder

Master Vac

Battery Terminals

Road Wheel for Wear

Rotate Wheel Position

Tire

Clutch

Coolant Automatic Transmission

Vacuum Hose

Fluids

Leaks

Check Valve

SpeCIfic Gravity

Damage

Inspect Wheel

Balance

Alignment

Headlight Aiming

DISC Brake Pad

Other Internal Brake

Components for Wear Deterioration

Brake Drums Linings

Components for Wear

Wheel Bearing Grease

Starter Interlock System

Other Internal

Detenoratlon

Leaks

Brake

Leaks

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Lubncate

Replace

Recommended Intervals

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If vehicle IS operated under road

salt or other corrOSive matenals

every 5 000

km

3 000 miles

or 3 months

Inspect diSC brake

Datsun

Introduction to Maintenance

1975n

DATSUN

8210

NON EMISSION RELATED

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Maintenance Operation

Brake

Clutch

Steering Gear

Brake

Fluid

Thousands of Miles

Auto

Months

Transmission

Fluid Levels for Leaks

Master Vac Vacuum Hoses Check Valve Brake Clutch Fuel Exhaust Systems

for Proper Attachment leaks Cracks Chafing Abrasion Deterioration Etc

Manual Transmission

Gear

011

Dlfferentlsl

Steering Gear Box

Linkage

Suspension

Parts

Loose

Propeller Shalt for Damaged

MIssing Parts

Steering linkage

Front Suspension

Ball JOints I Hotate Wheel POSlllon

Inspect wheel

Balance

Wheel Alignment

DISC Brake Pads

Other Brake

Components

Deteroratlon

Brake

Drums

for Wear

Leaks

Linings

Other Brake

Components for Wear

Detenoratlon

Wheel Bearing

Leaks

Grease

Master Vac

NP Valve for Operation

Air Condltlonmg System Hoses

Connections

Refrigerant Leaks

Road Test to Verify Maintenance

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Repair or Replace

Lubricate

Replace

Recommended IntOlrvals

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miles or 3 months whichever comes first

Introduction to Maintenance

Datsun

1973 DATSUN 610

1974 DATSUN 610 AND 710

EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Maintenance Operation

Intake

Exhaust Valve Clearance

Engine Compression

Dnve Belts

Engine 011

1

011 Filter

Engine Coolant

Cooling System

Vacuum Fittings

2

Hoses

Hoses

Connections

Connections

Carburetor Idle APM

Choke Mechanism

Boost Control Deceleration Device or

Mixture Aatlo

Choke Plate

Linkage

Throttle Opener

Anti Dieseling Solenoid

Fuel Filter

Fuel Lines

Hoses

Piping

Connections

Etc

Carburetor Air Cleaner Element

Automatic Temperature Control Air Cleaner

Ignition Timing

Dlstnbutor Breaker POints

Dlstnbutor Cap

Aotor

Condenser

Spark Plugs

Operating Parts of Dlstnbutor

Wiring

Ignition COil

Ignition

Electnc Advance Control System

POSitive Crankcase Ventilation

PCV Hoses

Hoses

Fuel Vapor Control Valve

Fuel Tank Vacuum Aellef Valve

Exhaust Gas Aeclrculatlon

PCV

Valve

Vapor Lines

ConnectIOns

EGR

Etc

Control System

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Recommended Intervals

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Miles Whichever Comes First

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Inspect

1974 models listed

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miles whichever comes first

4000 miles or 4 month Intervals

2 1974 models 8000 miles or 8 month Intervals

3 1974 Models Only

1 1974 models

Datsun

Introduction to Maintenance

1973 DATSUN 610

NON EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Brake

Brake

Etc

Foot

MaIntenance Operation

Thousands of Miles

Months

Clutch

Pedal Free Play

Clutch System

Cylinders

Hoses

for Leaks and Detenoratlon

Parkong Brake Operation

Foot Operated

Pedal Bushongs

Parkong Brake

Lonkage

Brake Llnmgs

DISC Brake Pads

Drums for Wear

NP Valve lor OperatIon

Brake Cylinder

Transmission

Caliper Assembly

Differential Gear 011 Level

Retighten Steenng Gear Box Steering Lonkage Ball Joonts

Shock Absorber

Retighten Suspension Parts

Suspension Ball JOints

Wheel Bearing

Grease

Lonkage

Retighten Propeller Shalt Universal Joont

Flange Bolts

Wheel DISCS lor Damage

Propeller Shalt Joonts Rear Axle Drive Shalt Joonts

Engine 0 1 for Leaks Accelerator Lonkage

Brake FlUid

Master

Vac for Operation

Master Vac

Steering Gear

Box 011 Level

Ball Spline

Automatic Transmission 011 Level

Battery SpecIIIC Gravlly

Wondshleld

Wheel Balance

Wiper Blades

Rotation

Front Wheel Alignment

Turning Angle

Headlight Almong

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Introduction to Mamtenance

Datsun

1974 DATSUN 610 AND 710

NON EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

NOTE

Use 1974 8210 Maintenance Schedule With the following additions

Melntenance Operation

Rear Axle Drive Shaft JOints

Spline

lubricate If Necessary

Air ConditIOning System Hoses Refrigerant leaks

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Repair or Replace

Months

Thousands or Miles Ball

710 Only

Connections

Recommended Intervals

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EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Maintenance Operation

Thousands of Miles

Months

Intake

Exhaust Valve Clearance

Drive Belts

Engine 011

Filter

1

Engine Coolant

Connections

Vacuum

Carburetor Idle RPM

Choke Mechanism

Boost Controlled Deceleration Device

Cooling System Hoses

Fitting Hoses

Connections

Mixture Ratio

Choke Plate

linkage

or Throttle Opener

Fuel Filter 2

Fuel lines Hoses Piping Connections Etc

Carburetor

Automatic Temperature Control Air Cleaner

Air Pump Air Cleaner Filter

2

Ignition Timing

Distributor Breaker POint

Spark Plugs

Distributor Cap

Operating

Rotor

Condenser

Parts of Distributor

Ignition WIring

Vacuum SWitching Valve

Spark Delay Valve

POSitive Crankcase Ventilation

PCV

Valve

Filter

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Recommended Intervals

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Datsun

Introduction to Maintenance

197577 DATSUN 8210 610 AND 710

EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Continued

Maintenance Operations

Rscommendsd Intarvals

Ventilation Hoses

Exhaust Gas Recirculation

EGR

Exhaust Gas Recorculatoon

EGR

Vapor Lines

Fuel Tank Vacuum Relief Valve

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Replace

If vehicle IS operated under severe conditions short distance driVing extensive Idling or

driVing In dusty conditions change engine 011 every 5 000 km 3000 miles or 3 months

2

whichever comes first

More frequent maintenance If under dusty driVing conditions

NOTE

Not all maintenance operations Will apply to all Datsun models

If not applicable to

your model Datsun

skip the operation

1975 77 DATSUN 610 and 710

NON EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Mlllnlenanca Oparatlon

Thousands of Miles

Months

Brake

Clutch

Automatic Transmission

Steenng Gear

Fluid Levels

Brake Fluid Master Vac Vacuum Hoses

Leaks

Check

Valve

Air Conditioning System Hoses

Connections Leaks

Brake Clutch Fuel Exhaust Systems

Cracks

for Proper Attachment

Leaks

Deterioration

Manual TransmiSSion Differential Gear 011

Steering Gear Box

Linkage

Suspension

Parts

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Propeller Shaft for Damaged

Steenng linkage

Front Suspension

Ball Jomts

625

6

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Intarvala

125 1875

12

18

25

24

3125 375 4375

30

36

42

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48

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54

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Introduction to Maintenance

Datsun

1975n DATSUN 610 and 710

NON EMISSION RELATED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Continued

Maintenance OpereUon

Thousands 01 Moles

Months

Rear Axle Drive Shaft JOints

1975610 Only

Reto9hten Body Mountings

1976710 Only

Rotate Wheel Position

Balance

DISC Brake

Inspect Wheel

Wheel Alignment

Pads

Other Brake Components

for Wear

Detenoratlon

Leaks

Brake

Drums

linings

Other Brake

Components for Wear Deterioration Leaks

Wheel Bearing Grease

Starter Interlock System

I

Master Vac

Road Test to

NP Valve lor OperatIon

Varlfy Maintenance

Inspect

Repair or Replace

L Lubricate

R

Replace

62S 125

6

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12

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Recomme

1875

18

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25