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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+

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Passenger Cars -> System Diagnosis & Testing -> A/C System Performance Test -> Alero, Grand Am & Malibu -> Bonneville & LeSabre -> Camaro & Firebird -> Cavalier & Sunfire -> Century & Regal -> Corvette -> Diagnostic Tests -> Grand Prix -> Impala & Monte Carlo -> Intrigue -> L-Series -> Lumina -> Metro -> Prizm -> S-Series -> Saturn
Vehicle: 2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1 V6 GAS

On models equipped with a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Vehicle Control Module (VCM) controlled A/C system, connect a suitable Scan Tool to the Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC), normally located under the lefthand side of the instrument panel, near the steering column.

A/C System Performance Test

  • Test must be performed with vehicle in a shaded area.
  • Open windows to ventilate interior, then connect suitable A/C service gauge set.
  • Determine relative humidity and ambient temperature and record.
  • Close hood, windows and doors, ensure...

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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+.

NISSAN, POWER BRAKE UNITS -> TROUBLESHOOTING
Vehicle: 1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 V6 GAS

  • With engine off, depress brake pedal several times. There should be no change in pedal stroke.
  • With brake pedal depressed, start engine. Pedal should go down slightly.
  • Run engine for two minutes, then turn engine off. Depress brake pedal slowly several times.
  • Pe...

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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+.

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1980-98 Mustang & 1980-86 Capri -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 GAS

Normal Service

Ser...

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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
Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 1.8 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove rear section of exhaust system at clamp(s).
  • Pry off rear attachments of drive shaft heat shield.
  • Remove securing bolts for center bearing When removing securing bolts, support drive shaft by hand. Do not bend drive shaft.
  • Remove heat shield. Continue supporting drive shaft.
  • Screw in securing bolts for center bearing again hand-tight.
  • Remove drive shaft heat shield from transmission.
  • Check for a factory marking (colored dot) on drive shaft and on drive shaft flange on final drive at rear. If no colored dot is present, mark position of drive shaft fl...

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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+.

Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
Vehicle: 2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.6 V8 DIESEL

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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: 2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6 V8 DIESEL

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove righthand front tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove righthand front fender wheelhouse inner panel.
  • Remove starter motor battery positive cable, then solenoid wires.
  • Remove star...

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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+.

Volvo -> Service Indicator Lamp -> 2002-09 XC70
Vehicle: 2006 Volvo XC70 2.5 L5 GAS

  • Turn ignition Off.
  • Depress trip odometer Reset button, then place the ignition switch in the On position within 2 seconds.
  • Hold the reset button for the trip odometer pressed in until the original value has been reset .
  • On 2003-09 models, a general yellow lamp will light when the reset button must be released.
  • ...

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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 -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Xterra 3.3 V6 GAS

Inlet

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

Outlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heate...

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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: 1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8 V6 GAS

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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+.

Engine Compartment Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 Sport 2.5 V6 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ C230 Sport 2.5 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • BAS Brake Booster
  • A7/7
  • Right Rear Door Diagram for 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S600  5.5 V12 GASRight Rear Door Diagram for 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S600 5.5 V12 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Door Inside Handle Illumination Connector
  • E17/14x1
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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.

    1994 Eagle Summit DL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1994 Eagle Summit DL 1.8 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Defogger Relay
  • Rheostat
  • Defogger Switch
  • Defogger
  • 2006 Hyundai Santa FE GL 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Hyundai Santa FE GL 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Sunroof Switch
  • Sunroof Motor
  • ETACM
  • Sunroof Controller
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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: RECALL - FRONT HUB AND BEARING UNITS
    Vehicle: 2006 Dodge RAM 1500 TRX4 4.7 V8 FLEX

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: CANCELLATION OF 43/0017 - A/T DIAGNOSIS AND CHECK LIST
    Vehicle: 1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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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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