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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 -> Dakota, Durango, Full Size Pickup, Full Size Van, Grand Cherokee, Liberty & Wrangler -> Heat/Defrost & Panel/Defrost Door Motor, Replace -> Grand Cherokee
    Vehicle: 2004 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4 L4 GAS

    Grand Cherokee

    This motor is used only on models equipped with ATC.

    • Remove two bolts securing center instrument panel support bracket to left side of floor panel transmission tunnel.
    • Remove two bolts secu...

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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+.

    TOYOTA, POWER BRAKE UNITS -> BRAKE BOOSTER REPLACEMENT -> Cressida -> Except Cressida -> INSTALLATION -> REMOVAL
    Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0 V6 GAS

    REMOVAL

    Except Cressida
    • On models with airbag, disable airbag system as described under "Airbag System Disarming."
    • On models less airbag, disconnect battery ground cable.
    • On all models, remove master cylinder as outlined under "Master Cylinder, Replace" in the "Hydraulic Brake System" section.
    • On 1992 Camry and Celica models, push away charcoal vapor canister for better access.
    • On Supra, remove cruise actuator.
    • On Supra and 1992 Celica models, remove lower finish panel or lower pad as outlined in "Dash Panel Service."
    • Remove pedal return spring, clip, clevis pin and clevis locknut, Fi...

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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+.

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & Storm -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
    Vehicle: 2004 Buick Park Avenue 3.8 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 the vehicle relearns its adaptive strateg...

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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: 2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0 V6 GAS

    Disassemble

    This procedure describes a driveline equipped with cardan joint in tube yoke. Driveline equipped with companion/slip yoke repeat steps to remove remaining cardan joint.

    • Place driveshaft on suitable workbench. Do not damage driveshaft when servicing on workbench. Ensure driveline and components are reference marked to prevent driveline imbalance. Do not tighten driveshaft too tightly in a vise because this will cause driveline to become out of balance and result in driveline vibration.
    • Tap outside of bearing cap with a drift to loosen snap ring.
    • Remove snap ri...

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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+.

    Reset Procedures
    Vehicle: 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0 V6 GAS

    This warning lamp will illuminate when tire pressure falls below a specified psi. When the warning lamp illuminates, check the air...

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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: 2005 Buick Rendezvous 3.4 V6 GAS

    • Loosen intake air duct clamps from MAF sensor and throttle body.
    • Remove IAT sensor from duct.
    • Disconnect vent tube from air intake duct.
    • Disconnect MAF sensor electrical connector.
    • Remove air intake duct and air cleaner cover.
    • Separate air intake duct from MAF sensor.
    • Set park brake and shift transaxle into Neutral.
    • Remove engine mount strut bolts and swing engine mount struts aside.
    • Install a suitable engine tilt strap tool.
    • Pull on engine in order to rotate engine forward.
    • Tighten engine tilt strap.
    • Remove alternator B+ terminal nut and lead.
    • Disconnect alternator electrical connector...

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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 -> Jaguar -> 1998-2003 XJ8
    Vehicle: 1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0 V8 GAS

    Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 20,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • Open the hood.
    • Note position of the windshield wiper blades on the windshield.
    • Disconnect the windshield washer hose from the plenum cover connector.
    • Remove the windshield wiper arm nut covers.
    • Loosen the windshield wiper arm retaining nuts.
    • Release the wiper arm from the spindle using a suitable windshield arm puller.
    • Remove the wiper arm retaining nut, then the wiper arm.
    • Remove the plenum cover screw covers.
    • Remove the plenum cover screws a...

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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+.

    Lexus -> Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)/VSA System Warning Lamp -> 1990-2006
    Vehicle: 2006 Lexus IS350 3.5 V6 GAS

    The anti-lock warning lamp is used to warn of an anti-lock brake system fault. The lamp will be lit during engine start-up, but should go out when the self-diagnostic system determines that the anti-lock system is functioning properly. If the lamp remains lit, an anti-lock fault is indicated. After diagnosis and repair are complete, the lamp may be reset as follows:

    • Place ignition switch in On position.
    • On models except GX470, 2002-03 ES300, IS300, LS430, LX470, SC430 and 2004-06 ES330 and RX330 models, connect jumper tool No. 09843-18020, or equivalent, betwe...

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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+

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1992 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.3 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Drain cooling system.
    • Remove air intake duct assembly.
    • Disconnect upper transaxle cooler line.
    • Disconnect upper radiator hose.
    • Lower transaxle cooler line.
    • Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector, then remove cooling fan mounting bolts.
    • Remove cool...

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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 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 3.0 L6 GAS

    • Remove fan and fan shroud.
    • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise using suitable tool to remove drive belt.
    • Remove drive belt.
    • Clean and i...

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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+.

    LH Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2002 BMW 525I  2.5 L6 GASLH Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2002 BMW 525I 2.5 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Precharge Pump
  • M118
  • Precharge Pump Connector
  • X1656
  • Console Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ G55 AMG  5.5 V8 GASConsole Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ G55 AMG 5.5 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • X39/48
  • Breakdown Assistance/Info Button Plug Distributor
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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.

    1998 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • A/C Compressor Clutch Relay
  • Auxiliary Cooling Fan Relay
  • Auxiliary Cooling Fan Motor
  • Heater-A/C Control Module
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • A/C Compressor Clutch
  • A/C Compressor
  • A/C Compressor Relay
  • A/C Refrigerant Temperature Switch
  • A/C ECU
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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: GLOBAL POSITION SENSOR (GPS) PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Insufficient Performance
  • Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Document: WHEEL HUB CHANGES - GEN III VS. GEN II - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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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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