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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+

    Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
    Vehicle: 1992 GMC K1500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.0 V8 GAS

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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+.

    Drum Brakes -> Brake Service -> C & K Series w/Non-Servo Brakes -> Duo-Servo Brakes -> Installation -> Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> Removal -> Tracker
    Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

    Duo-Servo Brakes

    Removal
    • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
    • Remove brake drum. If brake lining is dragging on brake drum, back off brake adjustment by rotating adjustment screw. Refer to individual truck chapter for procedure. If brake drum is rusted or corroded to axle flange and cannot be removed, lightly tap flange to drum mounting surface with a suitable hammer.
    • Using brake spring pliers or equivalent, unhook primary and secondary return springs, Fig. . Observe location of brake parts being removed to aid during installation.
    • Remove brake hold-down spri...

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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 -> Component Locations -> 1986-06 Taurus, Sable & 1988-02 Continental
    Vehicle: 1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2 V6 GAS

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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+.

    DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace
    Vehicle: 2008 Jeep Wrangler X 3.8 V6 GAS

    Clamp only the narrow forged portion of the yoke in the vise. Failure to heed caution may result in damage.

    • Remove axle shaft.
    • Remove bearing cap retaining snap rings. Saturate the bearing caps with penetrating oil prior to removal.
    • Place socket (receiver) with inside diameter larger than bearing cap against yoke and perimeter of bearing cap to be removed.
    • Pla...

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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+.

    Relearn Procedures -> Registration -> System Initialization -> Tire Pressure Sensor & Transmitter -> TPMS ECU
    Vehicle: 2009 Toyota 4runner SR5 4.0 V6 GAS

    Registration

    TPMS ECU

    If replacing the TPMS ECU, prior to removal, use a suitably programmed scan tool to read the registered transmitter identification number for all wheels and note them for registration.

    • Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to DLC3 located under the LH side of the instrument panel.
    • Using the scan tool, note the registered transmitter IDs that are stored in the old TPMS ECU.
    • If reading the stored transmitter IDs from the old TPMS ECU is not possible, the tires will need to be removed from the wheels to read and note the tire pressure sensor transmitter IDs.
    • Wi...

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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: 1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove starter motor attaching bolts and nuts.
    • Remove solenoid.
    • Disconnect all electrical connectors from starte...

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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 -> Toyota -> 2006-09 RAV4
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5 V6 GAS

    The cabin air filter should be replaced every 36 months or 30,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

    • Open the glove compartment, then slide off damper rod, Fig. .
    • Push inward on each side of glove compartment to disconnect claws, Fig. .
    • Remove the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
    • Remove th...

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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+.

    Mercedes-Benz -> Low Coolant Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ R350 3.5 V6 GAS

    The Low Engine Coolant Level warning lamp will illuminate when the ignition switch is placed in the On position to indicate the warning lamp is operational. After the engine has been started, the warning lamp should go off. If the warning lamp remains on af...

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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+

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1999 Land Rover Discovery 4.0 V8 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
    • Reposition clamp and remove hose from heater core.
    • Reposition clamp and remove hose from heater feed pipe.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to...

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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: 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS63 AMG 6.3 V8 GAS

    • Open engine hood.
    • Remove front engine cover.
    • Rotate belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from 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+.

    Behind Shifter Housing Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK230  2.3 L4 GASBehind Shifter Housing Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK230 2.3 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • ESP Yaw Rate Sensor Connector
  • N64x1
  • After-Run Coolant Pump Diagram for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8 V6 GASAfter-Run Coolant Pump Diagram for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • After-Run Coolant Pump
  • V51
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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.

    1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defrost Switch
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Rear Window Defrost Grid
  • Instrument Panel Dimming Module
  • 2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 BMW Z3 M Roadster 3.2 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn Relay
  • Horn
  • Horn Switch
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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: SPEED SENSOR LOCATIONS AND DTC'S - 01M
    Vehicle: 1987 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6 L4 DIESEL

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
  • Document: TOOLS - NEW VAG 1551 ADAPTER CABLE
    Vehicle: 1993 Audi 90 S 2.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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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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