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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+

Electric Cooling Fans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Fan Service
Vehicle: 1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4 V8 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming procedures.

Battery Ground Cable

Refer to when battery power to the computer has been interrupted.

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

Fan Service

Do not operate engine until fan has first been inspected for crack...

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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+.

POWER BRAKE UNITS -> ADJUSTMENTS -> Brake Pedal Height & Freeplay
Vehicle: 1995 Toyota MR2 2.0 L4 GAS

Brake Pedal Height & Freeplay

Refer to Fig. for pedal height and freeplay references.

  • Loosen stop light switch, then the clevis locknut.
  • Adjust pedal height by turning pushrod.
  • Tighten locknut an...

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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+.

Volkswagen -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines -> Models w/Fitting Or Union Bolt Connection -> Models w/Fuel Hose Connection
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat 2.8 V6 GAS

Models w/Fuel Hose Connection

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveabilty symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy.

  • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft protection code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • On models equipped with underbody moun...

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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, Replace -> Install -> Remove
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge B2500 VAN Sportsman 5.2 V8 GAS

Remove

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Shift transmission to Neutral position.
  • Using a suitable marker, mark a line across axle pinion yoke, or companion flange, and propeller shaft, or companion yoke for installation reference.
  • On models with Dana axle, remove bolts holding universal joint clamps to pinion yoke.
  • On models with Corporate axle, remove bolts holding companion yoke to companion flange.
  • Slide slip yoke off of transmission, or transfer case, ou...

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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 -> Tire Pressure Sensor Initiation -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2007 KIA Sorento EX 3.8 V6 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor Initiation

  • Using Kia TPMS exciter tool, or equivalent, read the four tire pressure sensor IDs starting with sensor 1 the LH front wheel.
  • Read the remaining sensors in the following order:
    • Sensor 2, RH front wheel.
    • Sensor 3, LH rear wheel.
    • Sensor 4, RH rear wheel.
  • Connect the Kia exciter tool, or equivalent, to the DLC (Data Link Connector) located under the LH side of the instrument panel.
  • Using the tool, register the four sensor IDs to the TPMS receiver.
  • Disconnect the tool from the DLC.
  • Place the ignition switch in the Off position for 3 minutes, then turn the i...

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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: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4 V6 GAS

Disconnect battery ground ca...

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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 -> Honda -> 2006-09 Civic & Civic Hybrid
Vehicle: 2006 Honda Civic GX 1.8 L4 CNG

The cabin air filter should be replaced at Maintenance Minder Indicator Symbol 2. If the vehicle is operated primarily in urban areas with high concentrations of soot and diesel powered vehicles, replace the filter every 15,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Open the glove compartment.
  • Push in on the glove compartment stops located at each side of the glove compartment ...

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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 Trucks -> Check Engine Oil Level ->
Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet P30 VAN 6.2 V8 DIESEL

This system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low the...

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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: 2001 Infiniti I30 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 thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from thermostat housing.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse pr...

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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+.

On Front Door Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E320  3.2 V6 GASOn Front Door Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 3.2 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Lower Switch
  • Raise Switch
  • S92s3
  • Engine Components Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ ML500  5.0 V8 GASEngine Components Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ ML500 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • B6/6
  • Left Exhaust Camshaft Hall Sensor
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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.

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Clutch Pedal Position Switch
  • Starting Interlock Relay
  • 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Speedometer Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Engine Control Module
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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: EGR VACUUM CHECK REVISED - S/M CORRECTION
    Vehicle: 1988 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Emission Controls, Vacuum Hoses
  • Document: MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS
    Vehicle: 1986 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
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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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