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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> A/C SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS & TESTING -> 1992 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT -> 1993 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT -> 3.1L Engine Less Rear A/C -> 3800 Engine & 3.1L Engine w/Rear A/C -> ASTRO/SAFARI, C, G, K & P SERIES; S & T SERIES w/2.8L & 4.3L ENGINES -> S SERIES w/2.5L ENGINE -> TRACKER
Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet G30 VAN 6.2 V8 DIESEL

ASTRO/SAFARI, C, G, K & P SERIES; S & T SERIES w/2.8L & 4.3L ENGINES

Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis.

S SERIES w/2.5L ENGINE

Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis.

TRACKER

Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis.

1992 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT

3.1L Engine Less Rear A/C

Refe...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

DISC BRAKES, FORD -> Ford Sliding Calipers -> DESCRIPTION
Vehicle: 1991 Ford F-350 Pickup Super CAB 7.5 V8 GAS

These assemblies consist of a caliper housing, bleeder screw, brake pads, mounting hardware, a single or dual piston, square cut seals and molded rubber dust boots. The rail slider-type calipe...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Shutoff Switch Location -> 2000-06 Focus
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0 L4 GAS

The switch is located on...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet K2500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove drive axle center cap, if equipped.
  • Insert a drift or large screwdriver through brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent drive axle wheel drive shaft from turning.
  • Remove nut and washer from hub. Do not reuse nut. A new nut must be used when installing wheel drive shaft.
  • Using axle remover tool No. J 45859 or equivalent, press wheel drive shaft from hub.
  • Remove bolts securing wheel dr...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 Lexus RX350 3.5 V6 GAS

Refer toFig. for wiring...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove mounting bolts and lower starter.
  • Disconnect starter e...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Volkswagen -> 1998-2009 New Beetle
Vehicle: 2002 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 L4 GAS

On 1998-2003 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 10,000 miles.

On 2004-06 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 20,000 miles.

On 2007-08 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 40,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2009 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 20,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Disconnect and isolate the battery ground cable.
  • Push the instrument panel center c...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy XL 5.3 V8 GAS

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Audi A4 2.0 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C32 AMG 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Open engine hood.
  • Remove front engine cover.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt.
  • Lock tensioner in released position, using a suitable drift pin or punch.
  • Remove drive belt ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS

Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Beneath Right Seat Covering Diagram for 2001 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK320  3.2 V6 GASBeneath Right Seat Covering Diagram for 2001 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK320 3.2 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Seat Cushion Heater Element
  • R13/3
  • Engine Compartment Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ G500  5.0 V8 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ G500 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • BAS Release Switch
  • A7/7s1
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1986+ domestic and 1990+ imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1991 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.2 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1991 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.2 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • LH Tail, Stop, Directional Signal And Backup Lamp
  • RH Tail, Stop, Directional Signal And Backup Lamp
  • 2005 Chrysler Sebring  2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.7 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Automatic Headlamp Relay
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS

    OEM TSB listings for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: DEMONSTRATOR WARRANTY EXTENSIONS
    Vehicle: 1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: USE OF NITROGEN GAS IN TIRES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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