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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 -> Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Accumulator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1999 Buick Regal 3.8 V6 GAS

    • Remove air cleaner and duct assembly.
    • On Impala models, remove cross-vehicle brace from strut towers.
    • On all models, recover refrigerant as outlined under .
    • Lo...

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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 -> Delco-Moraine Single Piston Caliper -> Brake Pad Service -> Installation -> Removal
    Vehicle: 1995 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    Removal

    • Remove caliper assembly as outlined above.
    • Remove inboard pad with retainer spring. Dislodge outboard pad and position caliper on the front suspension so the brake hose will not support the weight of the caliper.
    • Remove two sleeves from inboard ears of the caliper.
    • Remove four rubber bushings from the grooves in each of the caliper ears.

    Installation

    • Lubricate new sleeves, rubber bushings, bushing grooves and mounting bolt ends with Delco Silicone Lube or equivalent.
    • Install new bushings and sleeves in caliper ears. Position the sleeve so that the end toward the pad is flush ...

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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+.

    Honda -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1998-02 Accord -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
    Vehicle: 2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0 V6 GAS

    Fuel System Pressure Relief

    • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft protection code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable, if equipped.
    • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    • Remove the fuel fill cap to release fuel tank pressure.
    • Place a shop towel over the fuel pulsation damper located on top of fuel r...

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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: 1991 GMC K2500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS

    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+.

    Wiring Diagrams -> Wire Color Code Identification
    Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8 V6 GAS

    Refer to Fig. for wiring...

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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: 2008 Lexus IS350 3.5 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise vehicle on suitable lift.
    • Remove clips securing cool air intake duct seal.
    • Remove clips from engine cover then remove cover.
    • Remove bolts securing front floor brace then remove brace.
    • Disconnect heated oxygen sensor connector.
    • Remove bolts and exhaust pipe support bracket subassembly from automatic transaxle assembly.
    • Remove bolts from ground cable and remove cable.
    • Remove bolt and engine wiring bracket.
    • Remove bolt and nut and position engine relay block away to gain access to removing starter motor.
    • Disconnect oxygen sensor electrical connector.
    • Re...

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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 -> Chrysler LLC -> 2005-09 300, Magnum, 2006-09 Charger & 2008-09 Challenger
    Vehicle: 2009 Chrysler 300 Touring LWB 3.5 V6 GAS

    The cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

    • Open the hood.
    • Remove the passenger side air inlet grille from the cowl panel, Fig. .
    • Open the cabin air filter door.
    • Remove the cabin air filter from the filter housing...

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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. Trucks -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup 4.6 V8 GAS

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

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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 Dodge Daytona Iroc R/T 2.2 L4 GAS

    Do not attempt to remove radiator cap or service cooling system while engine is hot.

    • Disconnect battery ground cables.
    • Drain cooling system.
    • Remove hose clamps and hoses.
    • Remove coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube.
    • Disconnect fan electrical connector, then remove fan and fan support.
    • ...

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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 -> Alternator and Air Conditioning -> Power Steering
    Vehicle: 1991 Honda Prelude SI ALB 2.1 L4 GAS

    Alternator and Air Conditioning

    • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
    • Loosen alternator pivot bolt.
    • Loosen alternator adjusting nut.
    • Push alternator inward toward engine.
    • Remove alternator and air conditioning drive belt.
    • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the follow...

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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+.

    Behind LH Knee Bolster Diagram for 1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GASBehind LH Knee Bolster Diagram for 1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Traction Control Switch
  • Interior Lamp Control Module
  • Inside Air Temperature Sensor
  • Trunk Lid/Fuel Door Release Switch
  • LH Knee Bolster
  • Interior Component Locations Diagram for 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E55 AMG 5.5 V8 GASInterior Component Locations Diagram for 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E55 AMG 5.5 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • H4/54
  • Surround Loudspeaker
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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.

    2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Buick Century Limited 3.1 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • HVAC Control Module
  • Air Temp Actuator Left
  • Air Temp Actuator Right
  • 1999 Ford Windstar  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Ford Windstar 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • LH Door Lock Switch
  • RH Door Lock Switch
  • LH Door Lock Actuator
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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: CLUNKING NOISE UNDER HOOD AND CAN BE FELT IN STEERING WHEEL - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Auto Systems:
  • Steering, Suspension
  • Document: NEW LABOR OPERATION CODES FOR DEALER INSTALLED GM ACCESSORIES REPLACED DURING WARRANTY COVERAGE PERIOD - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1999 GMC K3500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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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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