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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+

    Compressor Service -> Compressor Clutch Service -> 10P13 & FS-10 -> Clutch Field Coil, Replace -> Clutch Hub & Pulley, Replace -> FS-10 & 10P13 -> Installation -> Panasonic -> Removal -> SD-7H15
    Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Clutch Hub & Pulley, Replace
    10P13 & FS-10
    Removal
    • Holding clutch plate with a suitable spanner wrench, Figs. and , remove clutch hub retaining nut or bolt, Figs. and .
    • On models where clutch plate is retained with a nut, remove clutch hub and shims from compressor shaft using hub remover tool No. T80L-19703-B, or equivalent, Fig. .
    • On models where clutch plate is retained by a bolt, lift assembly and shims from compressor. If necessary, thread a suitable bolt into clutch plate hub to break hub free of shaft, Fig. .
    • ...

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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+.

    Anti-lock Brakes -> Precautions -> Audio Coded Anti-Theft System -> Battery Ground Cable -> Brake Fluid
    Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Eurovan 2.8 V6 GAS

    Battery Ground Cable

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

    Audio Coded Anti-Theft System

    Some models are equipped with a radio anti-theft system that will disable the system when battery power is interrupted. Unless the system is reset the radio will not operate.

    • Turn radio On. SAFE and 1000 should be displayed.
    • Enter radio code using first four program station buttons. Security code will appear on display.
    • Depress and hold righthand side of rad...

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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+.

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> Electra (1985-90), Park Avenue (1991-98), LeSabre (1999-86), DeVille (1985-05), CTS, DTS, Fleetwood (1985-92), 88 (1999-86), 98 (1985-96), LSS, Regency, Bonneville (1987-05) & STS (2005-06)
    Vehicle: 1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8 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+.

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
    Vehicle: 2004 Lexus ES330 3.3 V6 GAS

    Front

    • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
    • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
    • Remove front fender apron seal.
    • Remove drain plug from transaxle and drain transaxle fluid.
    • Remove split pin and driveshaft castle nut and washer from front hub.
    • Apply brake and remove lefthand axle hub nut.
    • Remove lefthand front stabilizer nut and separate link assembly. If ball joint turns together with nut use suitable tool to hold stud.
    • Disconnect lefthand speed sensor harness clip and separate sensor wire and hose from shock absorber. Do not damage speed...

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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+.

    Reset Procedures
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac STS 4.6 V8 GAS

    The Low Tire Pressure warning lamp and/or the DIC (Driver Information Center) Low Tire Pressure message can be cl...

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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 Plymouth Neon Highline 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Loosen alternator adjustment nut.
    • Turn front wheels fully to right, then raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove lower splash shield.
    • Disconnect alternator wiring.
    • Loosen alternator pivot bolt.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Remove bol...

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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 -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1998-2005 Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & 2002-03 Rendezvous
    Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4 V6 GAS

    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.

    • Open the instrument panel compartment door.
    • Remove the door located at the rear of the instrument panel compartment.
    • Open the A/C and heater module access door, Fig. .
    • Remove the first cabin air filter through the A/C and heater module access...

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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+.

    Honda -> Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Warning Lamp -> 2005-09 Pilot
    Vehicle: 2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5 V6 GAS

    The VSA warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. The lamp monitors the condition of the anti-lock brake system. It will be lit during engine start-up, but should go off when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is operating properly. If the lamp remains lit, a fault in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. Even though the system is operating properly, the activation indicator may come on if the VSA switch has been manually turn...

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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: 2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 4.7 V8 GAS

    A number or letter is stamped into the tongue of constant tension clamps. If replacement is required, use only an original equipment clamp with matching letter or number.

    • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
    • Remove hose clamps and hoses from radiator.
    • Disconnect coolant reserve/overflow hose and washer bottle connector and hose.
    • Remove upp...

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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 -> Air Conditioning -> Alternator -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 2007 KIA RIO5 SX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Alternator

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Loosen alternator upper locknut.
    • Loosen lower mounting nut.
    • Push alternator inward toward engine.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Torque alternator mounting nut and bolt to 18 ft. lbs.
      • Torque alternator adjustment lockbolt to 11 ft. lbs.
      • Torque alternator brace mounting bolt to 17 ft. lbs.

    Air Conditi...

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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+.

    Instrument Panel Diagram for 2007 Mazda 6 S 3.0 V6 GASInstrument Panel Diagram for 2007 Mazda 6 S 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Driver Side Module Connector
  • Underbody, Right Side of Automatic Transmission Diagram for 2002 MERCEDES-BENZ C320  3.2 V6 GASUnderbody, Right Side of Automatic Transmission Diagram for 2002 MERCEDES-BENZ C320 3.2 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • G3/1
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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.

    1995 Audi Cabriolet  2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Motronic Engine Control Module
  • Windshield Washer Fluid Level Warning Switch
  • 1995 Audi Cabriolet  2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1995 Audi Cabriolet 2.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Lamp Control Module
  • A/C Control Head
  • Outside Air Temperature Sensor
  • Ignition/Starter 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: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (TAC) COVERAGE AVAILABLE FOR CURRENT AND LAST NINE MODEL YEAR VEHICLES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.4 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: BRAKE SHUDDER/VIBRATE/SQUEAL - REV FRONT LINING
    Vehicle: 1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9 L6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Brakes, Power Brakes, Traction Control
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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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