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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+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Compressor, Replace -> 3.0L DOHC Engine -> 3.0L Overhead Valve Engine -> 3.8L Engine -> 4.6L Engine -> Continental -> Cougar -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort -> Focus -> LS & Thunderbird -> Mustang -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0 L4 GAS

Continental
  • Remove radiator upper sight shield.
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Relieve tension by loosening idler pulley and remove drive belt.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove pin-type retainers, mounting screws and radiator air deflector.
  • Disconnect pressure transducer electrical connector.
  • Loosen mounting bolt, then remove manifold and tube. Cap or plug lines and openings.
  • Disconnect compressor electrical connector.
  • Remove mounting bolts and compressor.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
  • ...

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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, GENERAL MOTORS -> Drum Brake Service -> Removal -> 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES -> EXCEPT TRACKER & 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES -> TRACKER
Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet G30 VAN 7.4 V8 GAS

EXCEPT TRACKER & 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove brake drum. If brake lining is dragging on brake drum, back off brake adjustment by rotating adjustment screw. Refer to individual truck chapter for procedure. If brake drum is rusted or corroded to axle flange and cannot be removed, lightly tap flange to drum mounting surface with a suitable hammer.
  • Using brake spring pliers or equivalent, unhook primary and secondary return springs, Figs. through . Observe location of brake parts being removed to aid during ins...

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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+.

Nissan/Datsun -> Component Locations -> 2003-06 Murano & 350Z, 2002-06 Altima, 2000-06 Maxima & Sentra
Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5 L4 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+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove drain plug and drain transaxle fluid in suitable container.
  • Remove engine under cover.
  • Remove split pin and driveshaft nut from front hub.
  • Loosen lower arm ball joint nut but do not remove it.
  • Disconnect ball joint from lower arm using suitable tool.
  • Disconnect tie rod end ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Insert suitable tool between transaxle case and driveshaft assembly, then separate driveshaft from transaxle assembly. Always use...

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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: 2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a large change in the air pressure of one tire is present while the vehicle is being driven. The TPMS uses the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module), BCM (Body Control Module), ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) wheel speed sensor inputs, instrument panel fuse block Reset button and the instrument panel cluster to perform the functions of the system.

The software used to calculate the relative tire pressure differences is contained in the EBCM. This software requires approximately 30 minutes of straight line driving in each of ...

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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 Caravan SE 3.3 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Loosen but do not remove nut on alternator support bracket at exhaust manifold.
  • Remove alternator and tensioner and power steering bracket bolt, then tensioner stud nut and tensioner.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts, then power steering reservoir from alternator mounting bracket and position aside. Do not remove power steerin...

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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 -> 1998-2005 Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & 2002-03 Rendezvous
Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4 V6 GAS

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.

  • Open the instrument panel compartment door.
  • Remove the door located at the rear of the instrument panel compartment.
  • Open the A/C and heater module access door, Fig. .
  • Remove the first cabin air filter through the A/C and heater module access...

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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+.

Honda -> Automatic Transmission D, D4 Or D5 Indicator Lamp -> 1998-2002 Accord
Vehicle: 1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3 L4 GAS

When the PCM detects an abnormal automatic transmission input or output signal the D lamp will usually blink and or the MIL will be illuminated. After completing diagnosis and repairs, reset the D or MIL as follows:

  • Obtain the ra...

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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: 1992 Ford Tempo LX 2.3 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at water supply tube using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from water supply tube.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater core using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to instal...

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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: 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SLE 6.6 V8 DIESEL

  • Remove upper radiator fan shroud.
  • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise to release tension using a 1/2 inch breaker bar inserted into tensioner opening , then remove belt.
  • Slowly release tension on belt tensioner.
  • Inspect drive belt for excessive cracking or any visible damage and r...

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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+.

Top Rear Center Of Engine Diagram for 1996 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8 V6 GASTop Rear Center Of Engine Diagram for 1996 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Intake Manifold
  • Connector E-lectrical
  • Interior Connector Locations Diagram for 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 V6 GASInterior Connector Locations Diagram for 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Connector E-01
  • Connector E-05
  • Connector E-06
  • Connector E-09
  • Connector E-11
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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.

    1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Master Window Door Lock Control Switch
  • RH Window Door Lock Control Switch
  • 2000 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 Buick Lesabre Custom 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • LH Heated Seat Module
  • Rear Integration 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: DELAYED WARRANTY START PROCESS
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC K1500 Suburban 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: DEX-COOL ENGINE COOLANT INFORMATION - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1985 Buick Skylark Limited 2.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Cooling, Water Pump, Drive Belts, Pulleys
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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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