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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+

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0 V8 BI-FUEL

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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 -> Description
Vehicle: 2000 Infiniti G20 2.0 L4 GAS

The vacuum assist diaphragm assembly multiplies the force exerted on the master cylinder piston in order to increase the hydraulic pressure delivered to the wheel calipers while decreasing the effort necessary to obtain acceptable stopping performance.

Vacuum assist units get their energy by opposing engine vacuum to atmospheric pressure. A piston, cylinder and f...

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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+.

Mitsubishi -> Component Locations -> 1989-97 Galant & 1992-96 Diamante
Vehicle: 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 V6 GAS

Ref...

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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 U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble -> Single Cardan, Flange Yoke -> Single Cardan, Slip Yoke
Vehicle: 1999 Ford E Super Duty 6.8 V10 GAS

Single Cardan, Slip Yoke

Disassemble

Do not, under any circumstance, clamp the shaft in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing shaft failure during vehicle operation. Place the shaft on a suitable workbench. Do not damage the tube. If components are not marked and installed incorrectly, driveline imbalance can occur.

  • Index-mark the shaft components.
  • Remove and discard all four snap rings.
  • Clamp bearing cup removal tool No. 205-086 or equivalent in a vise.
  • If necessary, use a pair of pliers to remove a bearing cup t...

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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+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 Acura RL 3.7 V6 GAS

If the TPMS indicator begins to flash for approximately one minute and then stays On, a problem in the TPMS system is indicated. A CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message will also appear in the multi-information display.

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to ...

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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 Dodge B1500 VAN 3.9 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Attach a suitable socket and wrench to automatic tensioner pulley mounting bolt.
  • Rotate tensioner assembly clockwise until belt tension is relieved, then remove belt from idler pulley.
  • Remove belt, then the lower alternator mounting bolt and nut from vehicle.
  • Remove upper alternator mounting bolt, then...

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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 -> Porsche -> 2005-09 Boxster, Cayman & 911
Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7 H6 GAS

On 2005-07 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 20,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2008-09 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 36,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Open the luggage compartment lid.
  • Remove the battery cover.
  • Remove the right plenum chamber cover.
  • Loosen the telephone antenna at the two top retaining screws and remove the two bottom retaining screws, then...

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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+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 Pickup 5.4 V8 CNG

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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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: 1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 GAS

Removal

  • Attach a suitable wrench to automatic tensioner pulley mounting bolt
  • Rotate tensioner assembly clockwise until tension has been relieved.
  • Remove belt from idler puller, then from vehicle.

Installation

Serpentine belt must be routed correctly. If routed incorrectly water pump will rotate...

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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+.

Fuel Composition Sensor Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe  5.3 V8 GASFuel Composition Sensor Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Composition Sensor
  • Body Components Diagram for 2003 Chrysler Sebring  2.4 L4 GASBody Components Diagram for 2003 Chrysler Sebring 2.4 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector C-301
  • Ground G-300
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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.

    1991 Dodge W250 Pickup  5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1991 Dodge W250 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Rear Window
  • Heated Rear Window Defogger Switch
  • 2005 Volvo S40 I 2.4 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Volvo S40 I 2.4 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • LH Rear Combination Lamp
  • RH Rear Combination Lamp
  • Brake Lamp
  • Central Electronic 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: INFORMATION ON 2-3 UPSHIFT OR 3-2 DOWNSHIFT CLUNK NOISE 4L60E OR 4L65E - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 5.3 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION (PI) TEXT AVAILABLE IN SERVICE INFORMATION (SI)
    Vehicle: 1990 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.2 V8 DIESEL

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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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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