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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+

A/C Data -> Domestic Passenger Cars -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1992-2002 -> 2003-04
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Contour 2.5 V6 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+.

HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM, GENERAL MOTORS -> MASTER CYLINDER SERVICE -> Assembly -> CAST IRON TYPE -> COMPOSITE TYPE -> CORVETTE -> Disassembly -> EXCEPT CORVETTE -> Inspection
Vehicle: 1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

COMPOSITE TYPE

Refer toFigs. and when performing the following procedures.

EXCEPT CORVETTE
Disassembly
  • Remove master cylinder from vehicle as follows:
    • Disconnect and plug hydraulic lines.
    • Remove two master cylinder attaching nuts, then the master cylinder.
  • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
  • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
  • Remove fluid level switch, if equipped.
  • On models with compact master cylinder, remove proportioner valve assembly,Fig. .
  • Depress primary piston and remove lock ring.
  • Plug primary fluid ou...

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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+.

Volvo -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1996-98 -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1998 Volvo C70 2.3 L5 GAS

Normal Service

Replace at 100,000 miles and every 50,000 miles therea...

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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: 2008 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart 3.8 V6 GAS

Do not strike ABS rotors or outer race of driveshaft against other parts when removing or installing driveshaft. Use care not to strike pole piece at tip of front wheel speed sensor with tools when servicing vehicle.

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove front engine undercover bolts then undercover.
  • Remove drain plug from transaxle and drain into suitable container.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove wheel hub cotter pin, nut, and washer. Do not apply pressure to wheel bearing from vehicle weight to avoid possible dama...

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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+.

Component Locations
Vehicle: 2009 KIA RIO 1.6 L4 GAS

Refer to F...

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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: 2008 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0 V6 GAS

Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery before disconnecting the starter motor battery terminal lead. If a tool is shorted at the starter motor battery terminal, the tool can quickly heat enough to cause a skin burn. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

  • Position vehicle on lift.
  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove starter motor mounting bolts and lower starter motor.
  • Remove starter motor solenoid terminal cov...

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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 -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1997-2007 Expedition, F-150, Navigator, 2002 Blackwood & 2006-07 Mark LT
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4 V8 GAS

On these models, the cabin air filter is an option.

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • From under passenger side of the instrument panel behind the glove compartment, remove the cabin air filter cover to the bottom of the heater plenu...

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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+.

Acura -> Side Air Bag off Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2004 Acura MDX 3.5 V6 GAS

This indicator should light for a few seconds when the ignition switch placed in the on position and then go Off. The lamp is used a an alert that the passenger side air bag has been automatically shut off. The passenger side air bag w...

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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: 1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 3.2 L6 GAS

  • Remove viscous fan clutch.
  • Swivel tensioning pulley clockw...

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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+.

LH Rear Of Transaxle Diagram for 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 L4 GASLH Rear Of Transaxle Diagram for 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Detonation Sensor
  • Oil Pressure Switch
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Back-Up Lights Switch
  • Automatic Drive Positioner Components Diagram for 2005 Nissan Murano SL 3.5 V6 GASAutomatic Drive Positioner Components Diagram for 2005 Nissan Murano SL 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Body Control Module
  • Key Lock Solenoid
  • A/C Control Module
  • Key Switch
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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.

    2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Body Control Module
  • Passenger Window Switch
  • Driver Window Switch
  • Window RAP Relay
  • 2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • SRS Indicator
  • SRS Unit
  • Side Airbag Cutoff Indicator
  • Gauge Control Module
  • Driver Under-Dash Fuse/Relay Box
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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: USE OF NITROGEN GAS IN TIRES
    Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: FUEL - GAS STABILIZER/EXTENDED STORAGE - INFO REV
    Vehicle: 1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Super 7.5 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
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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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