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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+

    Cooling System Capacities -> General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> 1992-2002 Buick Regal, Chevrolet Lumina & Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme & Pontiac Grand Prix
    Vehicle: 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8 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+.

    Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Troubleshooting -> CHECKING FOR FLUID LEAKAGE -> ROAD TESTING
    Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7 V8 GAS

    When troubleshooting the hydraulic brake system, perform the following checks and inspections as outlined below. If problem still exists within system, refer to Fig. first, then to Figs. and as necessary.

    CHECKING FOR FLUID LEAKAGE

    Start engine and depress the brake pedal. If the pedal gradually falls under constant pressure, the hydraulic system may be leaking. Raise the vehicle on a lift and check all tubing lines and backing plates for signs of leakage. It may be necessary to lift or 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+.

    DaimlerChrysler/AMC/Eagle Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1989-94 Champ & Colt -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
    Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Colt 2.4 L4 GAS

    Normal Service

    Service a...

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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: 1999 Ford E Super Duty 6.8 V10 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+.

    Component Locations
    Vehicle: 2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0 V6 GAS

    Refer to F...

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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: 1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2 H4 GAS

    • Disconnect ground cable from battery.
    • Disconnect connector and terminal from alternator.
    • Remove V-belt covers.
    • Remove V-belts.
    • Remove bolts which ...

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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 -> 2003-09 Element
    Vehicle: 2008 Honda Element LX 2.4 L4 GAS

    On 2003-06 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 or if the vehicle is operated primarily in urban areas with high concentrations of soot and diesel powered vehicles.

    On 2007-09 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced at Maintenance Minder Indicator Symbol 2. 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 fl...

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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+.

    Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Traction Control System Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 FLEX

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

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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: 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5 L5 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
    • Reposition hose clamp at heater core and remove hose.
    • Reposition hose clamp at coolant connection and remove hose.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedur...

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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: 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS63 AMG 6.3 V8 GAS

    • Open engine hood.
    • Remove front engine cover.
    • Rotate belt tensioner arm counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt...

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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+.

    Dashboard, Part Of Instrument Cluster Diagram for 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ S500  5.0 V8 GASDashboard, Part Of Instrument Cluster Diagram for 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • A1h2
  • Audible Turn Signal Indicator
  • Vehicle Underbody, Right Front Diagram for 2001 BMW 325I  2.5 L6 GASVehicle Underbody, Right Front Diagram for 2001 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor
  • X62202
  • B62102
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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 Chevrolet G20 VAN  6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1996 Chevrolet G20 VAN 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • Water In Fuel Sensor
  • Air Bag
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Glow Plug Controller
  • 1996 Chevrolet G20 VAN  6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram1996 Chevrolet G20 VAN 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Engine Coolant Level Indicator Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Level Indicator Module
  • Fuel Pump and Sender
  • Fuel Tank Level Sender
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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: REVISED ONSTAR ANTENNA COUPLING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES
    Vehicle: 2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.5 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Document: DIAGN HINTS FOR ROLLING CODE RFA SYSTEMS
    Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
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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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