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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+

    Volkswagen -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Adjustments -> Control Cables
    Vehicle: 1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 L4 GAS

    Control Cables

    Refer to "Control Cab... "

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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 -> Power Brake Unit Service -> Overhaul -> Pushrod Adjustment -> Replacement
    Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 L4 GAS

    Replacement

    • Remove master cylinder as outlined in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
    • Disconnect vacuum hose from power brake booster.
    • Remove pin connecting power brake rod with pedal.
    • Remove booster attaching nuts and re...

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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 -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1990-97 Eclipse w/Gasoline Engine -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
    Vehicle: 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 1.8 L4 GAS

    Fuel System Pressure Relief

    • Remove the lefthand instrument panel side cover.
    • Disconnect the fuel pump relay.
    • Start the engine and let run until is stalls.
    • Place the ignition switch in Off position.
    • Connect fuel pump relay.
    • Install the lefthand instrument panel side cover.

    Removal & Installation

    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.

    Prior to disconnecting ...

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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 -> Front -> Front, All Except NP8 Axle -> Front, NP8 Axle -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Three Piece Driveshaft -> Two Piece Driveshaft
    Vehicle: 1991 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

    Front

    Front, All Except NP8 Axle
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove front differential carrier shield, if used.
    • Reference mark relationship of propeller shaft to front axle and transfer case flange.
    • Remove bolts and retainers from front axle.
    • Remove bolts and retainers from transfer case.
    • Remove propeller shaft. When removing propeller shaft, do not attempt to remove shaft by pounding on yoke ears or using a tool between yoke and universal joint. If propeller shaft is removed by using such means, injection joints may fracture and lead to premature failure of joint.
    • Compress propeller...

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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+.

    Description
    Vehicle: 2009 Cadillac SRX 3.6 V6 GAS

    The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a significant loss, or gain of tire pressure occurs in any of the four tires and allows the driver to display the individual tire pressures and the locations on the DIC (Driver Information Center) display. The system consists of the BCM (Body Control Module), DIC), instrument panel cluster (IPC, RCDLR (Remote Control Door Lock Receiver), a RF (Radio Frequency) transmitting tire pressure sensor in each wheel and the serial data circuit. Each tire pressure sensor has an internal power supply with a 10 year service life.

    Whe...

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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 -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1997-2007 Expedition, F-150, Navigator, 2002 Blackwood & 2006-07 Mark LT
    Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4 V8 GAS

    On these models, the cabin air filter is an option.

    Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • From under passenger side of the instrument panel behind the glove compartment, remove the cabin air filter cover to the bottom of the heater plenu...

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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+.

    Nissan -> Automatic Transmission Oil Temperature Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima SE 2.4 L4 GAS

    This lamp will be illuminated when the automatic transmission fluid temperature is excessive. When...

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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: 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3 V8 FLEX

    Lower

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Remove air cleaner outlet duct clamps at throttle body and mass air flow (MAF)/intake air temperature (IAT) sensor.
    • Remove radiator inlet hose clip from outlet hose.
    • Remove air cleaner outlet duct.
    • Reposition hose clamp from water pump housing.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump housing.
    • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
    • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Upper

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable ...

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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: 1991 Toyota Cressida 3.0 L6 GAS

    • Loosen alternator pivot bolt.
    • Loosen alternator lock bolt.
    • Loosen a...

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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+.

    Interior, Front Footwell Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550  5.5 V8 GASInterior, Front Footwell Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550 5.5 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ground W28/1
  • Component Parts And Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5 V6 GASComponent Parts And Harness Connector Locations Diagram for 2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Body Control Module
  • A/C Control Module
  • ABS Control Unit
  • Electronic Control Module
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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.

    1992 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra 6.2 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1992 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra 6.2 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Light Switch
  • 1998 GMC K1500 Suburban  6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1998 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Convenience Center
  • Auxiliary HVAC Control Module Rear
  • Auxiliary HVAC Control Module Front
  • Auxiliary HVAC Control Logic 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: BATTERY AND CHARGING SYSTEM ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSTICS - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: DIAGNOSTIC TIPS FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DTC P0756, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH GEAR START - 4L60-E, 4L65-E, OR 4L70-E - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1988 Pontiac 6000 SE 2.8 V6 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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