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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+

    General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1996-97 -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable -> Cleanliness -> General Service -> Product Compatibility -> R-134a -> Safety
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS

    Battery Ground Cable

    Prior to service disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

    Product Compatibility

    Before adding or replacing engine coolant, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. If using orange silicate-free coolant, do not mix with green silicated coolant, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, engine coolant will require change sooner at 30,000 miles or 24 months.

    Before replenishing refrigerant oil, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. Refer to "A/C D... "

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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+.

    HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS -> BRAKE SYSTEM BLEED -> Brake Lines -> Master Cylinder
    Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Pickup RN02 2.4 L4 GAS

    Master Cylinder

    • Fill reservoir with fluid.
    • Disconnect tubes from master cylinder. Then slowly depress brake pedal and hold.
    • Block off outlet holes with fingers, and release pedal. Repeat three or four times.

    Brake Lines

    Bleed wheel with longest brake line first, then work your way...

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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+.

    Toyota -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1984-02 4Runner -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Models Less Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection -> Models w/Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection -> Removal & Installation
    Vehicle: 2000 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

    Fuel System Pressure Relief

    Models w/Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection
    • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft protection code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable, if equipped.
    • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    • Remove the fuel fill cap to release fuel tank pressure.
    • Place a shop towel over the union bolt at top of fuel filter. Slowly loosen the union bolt allowing fuel pressure to bleed down.
    • Whenever the union bolt is loosened to relieve fuel system pressure, always replace the bolt gasket.
    Models Less Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection
    • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft pro...

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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: 1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 L4 GAS

    If removing both righthand and lefthand driveshafts, install plugs T81P-1177B, or equivalent. Failure to do so may result in dislocating of differential side gears, requiring transaxle disassembly to align gears. Also, driveshaft removal and installation procedures are the same for manual and automatic transaxles except for the following: due to automatic transaxle case configuration, righthand driveshaft assembly must be removed first. Removal tool T81P-4026-A, or equivalent, is then inserted into transaxle to remove lefthand inner CV joint assembly. If only lefthand dri...

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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+.

    Description
    Vehicle: 2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

    The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a large change in the air pressure of one tire is present while the vehicle is being driven. The TPMS uses the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module), BCM (Body Control Module), ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) wheel speed sensor inputs, instrument panel fuse block Reset button and the instrument panel cluster to perform the functions of the system.

    The software used to calculate the relative tire pressure differences is contained in the EBCM. This software requires approximately 30 minutes of straight line driving in each of ...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

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

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable at battery.
    • Remove drive belt.
    • Remove alternator harness connector.
    • Remove electrical connections from alternator.
    • Remove alternator bracket.
    • Remove alternat...

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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 -> Chrysler LLC -> 2000-07 Caravan, Grand Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town & Country, Voyager & 2004-08 Pacifica
    Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8 V6 GAS

    On 2000-03 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles.

    On 2004-08 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

    • The cabin air filter is located under the passenger side of the instrument panel behind a cabin air filter access door on the lower evaporator housing.
    • Slide the cabin air filter access door latch rearward until the latch engages the open stop, Fig. .
    • Remove the cabin air filter acc...

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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 Cars -> Check Engine Or Service Now Soon Engine Indicator Lamps (Gasoline Engines w/Electronic Engine Controls Or EFI) -> Except LeMans, Metro, Prizm, Storm & Vibe
    Vehicle: 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7 V8 GAS

    The Check Engine lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on for 10 seconds or constantly after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a fault condition and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). After diagnosis and repair, the ECM memory can be cleared of codes as follows:

    On models except Cadillac with DEFI, remove the ECM/PCM fuse or disconnect the battery ground cable for approximately 30...

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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+

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5 V6 GAS

    • Recover A/C refrigerant.
    • Open hood, then remove headlamp retaining screws.
    • Pull headlamps forward unsnapping it from retaining clips.
    • Disconnect electrical connector and remove headlamps.
    • Raise and support vehicle, then remove fascia air dam to radiator closure panel.
    • Remove front fascia to splash shield screws, then fascia to front fenders retaining screws.
    • Disconnect fog lamps electrical connectors, then lower vehicle.
    • Remove push pins attaching upper appearance panel to upper crossmember.
    • Remove push pins attaching upper grille support to headlamp mounting panel at each side of gri...

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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: 1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8 L4 GAS

    • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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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+.

    Sunroof Components Diagram for 2007 Pontiac G5  2.2 L4 GASSunroof Components Diagram for 2007 Pontiac G5 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Sunroof Switch
  • Sunroof Motor
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Cellular Telephone Microphone
  • OnStar Button Assembly
  • Forward Lamp Harness Routing Diagram for 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3 V8 GASForward Lamp Harness Routing Diagram for 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Washer Fluid Level Switch
  • A/C Low Pressure Switch
  • Fuse Block
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Horn Assembly
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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.

    1986 Buick Regal T-TYPE 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1986 Buick Regal T-TYPE 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • LH Rear Speaker
  • LH Front Speaker
  • RH Rear Speaker
  • RH Front Speaker
  • 1990 Chrysler NEW Yorker Landau 3.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Chrysler NEW Yorker Landau 3.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Left Front Door Jamb Switch
  • Trunk Lamp
  • Right Front Door Jamb Switch
  • Left Rear Door Courtesy Lamp
  • Right Vanity Mirror Lamp And 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: A/T 3T40 CAN USE NEW VITON SEALS ON FORWARD CLUTCH
    Vehicle: 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: A/C AIRFLOW/COOLING LOSS W/BLOWER FAN STILL OP- INFO
    Vehicle: 1991 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3 V6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Inoperative, No Response
  • Auto Systems:
  • Heating, A/C, Ventilation, Defogger
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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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