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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+

    Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Astro & Safari -> Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 GMC Safari 4.3 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect clips and remove air cleaner element.
    • Disconnect connector and loosen clamp, then remove air cleaner cover and Mass Air Flow (MAF)/Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor.
    • Remove mounting bolts and upper fan shroud.
    • Remove caps and instrument panel extension mounting screws.
    • Remove bottom mounting nuts and pull instrument panel extension out.
    • Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument panel extension.
    • Remove floor air outlet duct from air distributor.
    • Remove seat belt from side of seat belt guide.
    • Remove seat to flo...

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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 -> Description -> Bendix Hydro-Boost Brake Booster -> Bendix Hydro-Max Brake Booster -> Combination Valve -> Height Sensing Proportioning Valve -> Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) -> Hydraulic Control Valves -> Integral Bypass Proportioning Valve -> Master Cylinder
    Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Pickup 6.0 V8 DIESEL

    Master Cylinder

    The master cylinder consists primarily of a hydraulic cylinder, primary and secondary hydraulic pistons and a single or dual chamber fluid reservoir. The front brakes are connected to the primary outlet port(s) and are actuated by the primary piston assembly. The rear brakes are connected to the secondary outlet port and are actuated by the secondary piston assembly.

    Hydraulic Control Valves

    Combination Valve

    This multi-function hydraulic control unit consists primarily of a pressure differential valve, brake lamp warning switch and a proportioning valve. A pressure diff...

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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+.

    Mercedes-Benz -> Component Locations -> S320, SL320, S420, S430, S500, S600, SL500, SL600 & 1993-92 300SE, 300SL, 400SE, 400SEL, 500SEC, 500SEL, 500SL, 600SEC, 600SEL & 600SL
    Vehicle: 2002 MERCEDES-BENZ SL600 6.0 V12 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
    Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3 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 drive s...

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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
    Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 H6 GAS

    To relearn tire pressure monitor system, select tire type and size under instrument cluste...

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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: 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery cables, then remove battery sheet and battery tray.
    • Disconnect connection on transaxle side of speed...

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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 -> 2005-09 300, Magnum, 2006-09 Charger & 2008-09 Challenger
    Vehicle: 2009 Chrysler 300 Touring LWB 3.5 V6 GAS

    The cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

    • Open the hood.
    • Remove the passenger side air inlet grille from the cowl panel, Fig. .
    • Open the cabin air filter door.
    • Remove the cabin air filter from the filter housing...

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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+.

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0 V6 GAS

    The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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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: 1990 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0 V6 GAS

    Lower

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
    • Remove hose from radiator.
    • Reposition hose clamp at water inlet.
    • Remove hose from water inlet.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to inst...

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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 -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler 300 2.7 V6 GAS

    Removal

    • Rotate belt tensioner counterclockwise until it contacts a stop.
    • Remove belt and slowly rotate tensioner into freearm position. Do not let tensioner arm snap back to freearm position.

    Installation

    • Route belt around all pulleys except idler pulley.
    • Rotate tensioner arm until it contacts i...

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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+.

    Combination Meter Diagram for 2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0 V6 GASCombination Meter Diagram for 2004 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat Belt Buckle Switch
  • Light Failure Sensor
  • Neutral Position Switch
  • Park Position Switch
  • Door Courtesy Switch
  • Battery Diagram for 2006 Chevrolet Express 3500  6.0 V8 GASBattery Diagram for 2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Battery Cable
  • G106
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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 Cadillac DTS  4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Auxiliary Power Outlet
  • 2007 Buick Lacrosse CX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 Buick Lacrosse CX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Electronic Compass Module
  • Engine Control Module
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
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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: NUMBER OF REAR DISC BRAKE SHIMS REDUCED - SERVICE MANUAL REVISION
    Vehicle: 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: DISTORTION IN OUTER SURFACE OF VEHICLE GLASS
    Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet K3500 Pickup 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    Auto Systems:
  • Glass, Doors, Hood, Decklid, Tailgate, Liftgate, Locks
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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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