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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 -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Product Compatibility
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Windstar 3.8 V6 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming procedures.

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service, disconnect battery ground cable ...

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Brake System Bleed -> System Priming -> Wheel Bleeding Sequence
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6 V8 CNG

Pressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic disc brake systems.

The disc brake hydraulic system can be bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment. The brake pedal will require more pumping and frequent inspecting of fluid level in master cylinder during bleeding operation.

Do not use brake fluid drained from the hydraulic system when bleeding the brakes. Be sure the disc brake pistons are returned to their normal positions and the shoe and lining assemblies are properly seated. Before driving the vehicle, inspect brake operation to be sure a firm pedal has been ob...

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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 Shutoff Switch Location -> 2000-06 Focus
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0 L4 GAS

The switch is located on...

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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
Vehicle: 2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3 V8 FLEX

Never clamp propeller shaft tubing in a vise. Clamping could dent or deform the tube causing an imbalance or unsafe condition. Always clamp on one of the yokes and support the shaft horizontally. Avoid damaging the slip yoke sealing surface. Nicks may damage the bushing or cut the lip seal.

Disassemble

  • Support propeller shaft in a line horizontal with table of a press.
  • Mark propeller shaft in order to show which end connects to transmission and which end goes to rear axle.
  • On models equipped with external snap ring retainers, proceed as follows:
    • Disassemble snap rings by ...

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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+.

Component Locations
Vehicle: 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0 V6 DIESEL

Refer to Figs. ...

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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: 1992 GMC G25/G2500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect terminal plug and battery lead from rear of alternator.
  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts.
  • Separate alternator from mount...

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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 -> Honda -> 1998-2004 Odyssey & 2003-08 Pilot
Vehicle: 2003 Honda Pilot 3.5 V6 GAS

On 1998-2004 Odyssey models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. If the vehicle is operated primarily in urban areas with high concentrations of soot and diesel powered vehicles, replace the filter every 15,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2003-05 Pilot models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2006-08 Pilot models, the cabin air filter should be replaced at ...

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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+.

Chrysler LLC Trucks -> Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Indicator -> 2001-09 Town & Country -> Relearn -> Reset
Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3 V6 GAS

Reset

The Low Tire Pressure indicator lamp will flash slowly and sound a single tone when tire pressure is low. If tire pressure drops lower, the indicator lamp will flash rapidly and the tone will be continuous. When the tire is inflated to the proper pressure the lamp and tone will turn Off. The vehicle may need to be driven at a speed above 15 MPH for up to 10 minutes for the TPMS to receive this information. If the lamp remains On, a problem in the low tire warning system is present and the low tire warning system must b...

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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+.

Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0 L4 GASFuel Pressure Regulator Valve Diagram for 2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pressure Regulator Valve
  • N276
  • Underbody, Right Side Of Transmission Housing Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ S430  4.3 V8 GASUnderbody, Right Side Of Transmission Housing Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ S430 4.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • G3/10x1
  • O2 Sensor Connector
  • G3/9x1
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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.

    1990 Chevrolet R3500 Pickup  7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Chevrolet R3500 Pickup 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Trailer Tow
  • 2007 Chevrolet Express 2500  6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Panel Cluster
  • Traction Control Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • Headlamp and Panel Dimmer Switch
  • Inflatable Restraint Instrument Panel Module Disable Switch
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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: Negative Impact of Dealer-Installed Cloth/Vinyl Roofs on XM Radio and/or OnStarA® Systems
    Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
  • Document: CONSULT-II NATS SOFTWARE UPDATE (AEN00A)
    Vehicle: 1992 Nissan Stanza 2.4 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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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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