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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 -> 1992-93 -> Oil Charge -> 1992 Colt & Summit -> 1992 Colt Vista & Summit Wagon Compressor -> 1993 Colt & Summit -> 1993 Probe -> Abrupt Loss Of Refrigerant -> Capri -> Cherokee, Comanche & Wrangler -> Chrysler Corp. -> Concorde, Intrepid & Vision -> D/W 150-350 & Ramcharger -> Dakota & Rear Wheel Drive Van -> Except Capri, Festiva & 1993 Probe -> Except Colt, Colt Vista, Concorde, Intrepid, Laser, Monaco, Premier, Stealth, Summit, Summit Wagon, Talon & Vision -> Festiva -> Ford FX-15 Axial 10 Cylinder Compressor -> Ford Motor Company -> Front Wheel Drive Van -> General Motors Corp. -> Grand Cherokee -> Laser & Talon -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Monaco & Premier -> Nippondenso 10P13 Compressor -> Nippondenso 10P15 Series Compressors -> Nippondenso 6P148 Compressors -> Non Leak Condition -> Passenger Cars -> Ram 50 -> Saturn -> Stealth
Vehicle: 1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 L6 GAS

General Motors Corp.

Passenger Cars
Non Leak Condition
  • Discharge system, then measure amount of oil collected in discharge container. If more than 1/2 ounce of oil is collected when discharging system, an equal amount of new refrigeration oil must be added to the system.
  • Remove defective components. Drain and measure oil remaining in compressor or accumulator, if removed.
  • Add the proper amount of oil to each replacement component as follows:
    • On HR-6, HR100T/HR110T, R-4, V5 and Prizm compressors, drain oil from old compresso...

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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+.

DaimlerChrysler/AMC/Eagle Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible, Sebring Sedan & Stratus Sedan w/2.5L, 2000-05 2.0L, 2.4L & 2.7L Engines -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 2000 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5 V6 GAS

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 fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

Fuel Sys...

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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, Bolted Inner Joint -> Front, Splined Inner Joint -> Rear
Vehicle: 2006 Audi A3 2.0 L4 GAS

Front, Bolted Inner Joint

  • Remove sound insulation.
  • Remove drive axle bolts on wheel side.
  • For axles with intermediate shaft, remove hex-combination bolt of drive axle threaded connection.
  • For all axles, remove wheel.
  • For axles with intermediate shaft, unbolt drive axle from intermediate flange.
  • For axles without intermediate shaft, remove drive axle from transmission flange.
  • For all axles, press CV joint out of wheel bearing unit using a brass drift (lightly tap if required).
  • Remove drive axle.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque wheel lug nuts to 89 ft. lbs.
    • ...

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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 Identification
Vehicle: 2009 Acura RL 3.7 V6 GAS

If the TPMS indicator begins to flash for approximately one minute and then stays On, a problem in the TPMS system is indicated. A CHECK TPMS SYSTEM message will also appear in the multi-information display.

Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes

Connect a suitably programmed scan tool to ...

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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: 1991 Mitsubishi Galant GSX 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly.
  • On models equipped with electronically controlled suspension, remove ECS compressor ...

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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+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Traction Control System (TCS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1 V6 GAS

This lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If t...

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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: 1997 GEO Prizm LSI 1.6 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump housing using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump housing and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Upper

  • Drain cooli...

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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 GMC R2500 Suburban 6.2 V8 DIESEL

  • Rotate tensioner to release belt tension, using a 1/2 inch breaker bar with a 5/8 inch socket placed on tensioner pulley.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Route b...

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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+.

Power Window Switch Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK280  3.0 V6 GASPower Window Switch Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK280 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Power Window Switch
  • Right Rear Wheelhouse Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ S430  4.3 V8 GASRight Rear Wheelhouse Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ S430 4.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Solenoid Valve
  • Y54y1
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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.

    1991 BMW 325I  2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram1991 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Wiper Washer Switch
  • Washer Pump
  • Wiper Motor
  • Wiper Control Unit
  • 1993 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1993 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • TP Sensor
  • Oxygen Sensor
  • MAP Sensor
  • Knock Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
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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: BAT DRAIN/CNTRL MODULE - CONNECTION OF AMPMETER REV
    Vehicle: 1989 GMC P25/P2500 VAN 4.8 L6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Low, Dead Battery
  • Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: A/C - V5 COMPRESSORS/REFRIGERANT SYS DIAGNOSTIC PROC
    Vehicle: 1985 Buick Electra T-TYPE 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Heating, A/C, Ventilation, Defogger
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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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