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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+

    General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1994-95 -> Precautions -> Cleanliness -> General Service -> Product Compatibility -> R-12 Systems -> R-134a Systems -> Safety
    Vehicle: 1994 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

    Product Compatibility

    Before replenishing refrigerant oil, ensure product compatibility with the system being serviced. Refer to "A/C Data" for specifications.

    Safety
    R-12 Systems

    The Freon refrigerant used in car air conditioners is also known as R-12. It is colorless and odorless both as a gas and a liquid. Since it boils (vaporizes) at -21.7°F, it will usually be in a vapor state when being handled in a repair shop. But if a portion of the liquid coolant should come in contact with the hands or face, note that its temperature momentarily will be at least...

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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+.

    Drum Brakes -> Tightening Specifications
    Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD 6.0 V8 GAS

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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+.

    DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
    Vehicle: 1991 Dodge B150 VAN 5.2 V8 GAS

    The following procedure is described for a propeller shaft equipped with only a cardan joint in the tube yoke. If the propeller shaft is equipped with a companion yoke, simply repeat the following steps to remove the cardan joint from the companion yoke after removing the cardan joint from the tube yoke. Individual components of cardan universal joints are not serviceable. If worn or leaking, they must be replaced as an assembly.

    Disassemble

    • Remove propeller shaft.
    • Using a soft drift, tap outside of bearing cap assembly to loosen snap ring.
    • Remove snap rings from both si...

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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 Interpretation -> Less Scan Tool -> With Scan Tool
    Vehicle: 2009 Nissan Versa S 1.8 L4 GAS

    Less Scan Tool

    Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    To start the self-diagnostics, place the ignition switch in the On position, then ground terminal of the tire pressure warning check connector. The fault location is indicated by the blinking of the low tire pressure warning lamp, Fig. . If the low tire pressure warning lamp is blinking repeatedly at 5 Hz, there is no fault occurring in the system.

    Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation
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    Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

    In order to make it easier to find the cause of hard to duplicate malfunctions, the malfunction information is s...

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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: 2005 Buick Rendezvous 3.4 V6 GAS

    • Loosen intake air duct clamps from MAF sensor and throttle body.
    • Remove IAT sensor from duct.
    • Disconnect vent tube from air intake duct.
    • Disconnect MAF sensor electrical connector.
    • Remove air intake duct and air cleaner cover.
    • Separate air intake duct from MAF sensor.
    • Set park brake and shift transaxle into Neutral.
    • Remove engine mount strut bolts and swing engine mount struts aside.
    • Install a suitable engine tilt strap tool.
    • Pull on engine in order to rotate engine forward.
    • Tighten engine tilt strap.
    • Remove alternator B+ terminal nut and lead.
    • Disconnect alternator electrical connector...

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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 -> 2003-07 Ion, 2005-09 Cobalt & 2007-09 G5
    Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0 L4 GAS

    On 2003 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 18,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    On 2004-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 15,000 miles or at Maintenance II as indicated on the DIC (Driver Information Center). In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • Open the glove compartment.
    • Push inward at each side of the g...

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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. Trucks -> Diesel Engine Air Filter Restriction Warning System -> E-Series
    Vehicle: 2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0 V8 DIESEL

    These models have an air filter restriction gauge located on the clean air side of the air cleaner upper housing. It has a colored indicator which alerts the operator ...

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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: 1996 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 V8 GAS

    • Turn lower fan shroud in upper fan shroud to allow clearance for fan shroud removal.
    • Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector at righthand side of fan shroud.
    • Remove radiator upper sight shield.
    • Loosen fan shroud from its radiator mounting, then remove lower radiator hose from supports on fan shroud.
    • Lift fan shroud and electric cooling fan assembly out of vehicle.
    • Disconnect transmission oil co...

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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: 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise to remove the dri...

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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 Components Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500  4.3 V6 GASInstrument Panel Components Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Door Lock Relay
  • Audio Amplifier
  • I/P Harness
  • Connector C-210
  • Connector C-231
  • Instrument Panel Components Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500  4.3 V6 GASInstrument Panel Components Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Convenience Center
  • Connector C-205
  • Connector C-210
  • Connector C-218
  • Connector C-221
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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.

    1999 Plymouth Voyager  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Name Brand Speaker Relay
  • Radio
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Right Door Speaker
  • 1999 Plymouth Voyager  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Right Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Speaker
  • Left Rear Pillar Speaker
  • Right Rear Pillar Speaker
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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: WARRANTY - CHANGES TO PAINT CLAIM SUBMISSION PROCESS - PAINT MIX TIME MUST BE ENTERED ON EACH LINE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1992 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 CNG

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: ABS/4WAL - REV DIAGN CHART - LIGHT TRUCKS - S/M REV
    Vehicle: 1993 GMC Sonoma 2.5 L4 GAS

    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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