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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+

    Compressor Service -> Application Chart -> Light Trucks & Vans
    Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

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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+.

    Anti-Lock Brakes -> Bosch ABS/EBD/TCS/VSES -> Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Code -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Connector Pin Identification -> Diagnostic Tests -> Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation -> Intermittents & Poor Connections -> Symptom Tests
    Vehicle: 2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT 6.0 V8 GAS

    Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Code

    Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC) and follow manufacturers instructions.

    Diagnostic Trouble Code Interpretation

    Refer to "Diagnostic Tests" for trouble code interpretation.

    Connector Pin Identification

    Refer to Figs. through for connector pin identifications.

    Diagnostic Tests

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    Symptom Tests

    Refer to Figs. and for symptom diagnosis.

    Intermittents & Poor Connections

    Most Intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring, although a...

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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+.

    Isuzu -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1988-04 Amigo, Axiom, Pickup, Rodeo, Trooper & VehiCROSS -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5 V6 GAS

    Normal Service

    Service interval n...

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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: 2008 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0 V6 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+.

    Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
    Vehicle: 2009 Lexus RX350 3.5 V6 GAS

    Refer toFig. for wiring...

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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 -> Chrysler LLC -> 2000-07 Caravan, Grand Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town & Country, Voyager & 2004-08 Pacifica
    Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8 V6 GAS

    On 2000-03 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles.

    On 2004-08 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

    • The cabin air filter is located under the passenger side of the instrument panel behind a cabin air filter access door on the lower evaporator housing.
    • Slide the cabin air filter access door latch rearward until the latch engages the open stop, Fig. .
    • Remove the cabin air filter acc...

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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/Service Engine Soon Indicator Lamp -> Diesel Electronic Control System
    Vehicle: 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6 V8 DIESEL

    The Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a problem and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (...

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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: 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0 V8 GAS

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Remove air cleaner outlet duct.
    • Remove air cleaner housing.
    • Reposition hose clamp from engine.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from engine.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and 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 -> Alternator and Air Conditioning -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 1991 Honda Prelude SI ALB 2.1 L4 GAS

    Alternator and Air Conditioning

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Loosen alternator pivot bolt.
    • Loosen alternator adjusting nut.
    • Push alternator inward toward engine.
    • Remove alternator and air conditioning drive belt.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the follow...

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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+.

    Telephone System Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro  2.0 L4 GASTelephone System Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Antenna
  • Radio Antenna
  • Telephone Antenna
  • Telephone Microphone
  • Telephone Transceiver
  • Inside Loudspeaker Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro  2.0 L4 GASInside Loudspeaker Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Inside Loudspeaker
  • R70
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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 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Clock
  • Smart Junction Box
  • 1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Convenience Center
  • Endgate Window Release Switch
  • Liftgate Release Motor
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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: LEFT OR RIGHT OUTSIDE MIRROR GLASS SHAKE / FLUTTER - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 6.0 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Vibration
  • Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors
  • Document: USE OF SILICONE FOR WEATHERSTRIP MAINTENANCE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1986 Chevrolet C20 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seals, Gaskets, Sealants
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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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