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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 -> Single Piston Rear Disc Brake -> Adjustments -> Parking Brake
    Vehicle: 1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0 L4 GAS

    Parking Brake

    • Ensure parking brake lever is in OFF position, then tighten adjusting nut until levers on calipers just move off...

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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+.

    Mercedes-Benz -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except 2003-06 E320 & E500 Sedans Less 4 Matic & 2004-06 E Series w/Gasoline Engines -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
    Vehicle: 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ G500 5.0 V8 GAS

    Fuel System Pressure Relief

    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 fuel spray.

    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.

    • Ensure t...

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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
    Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3 V8 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel and tire assembly.
    • Remove drive axle center cap, if equipped.
    • Insert a drift or large screwdriver through brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent drive axle wheel drive shaft from turning.
    • Remove nut and washer from hub. Do not reuse nut. A new nut must be used when installing wheel drive shaft.
    • Using J 45859 or equivalent, press wheel drive shaft from hub.
    • Remove bolts securing wheel drive shaft ...

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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 Replacement -> BCM (Body Control Module) -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor Replacement -> TPMS Receiver
    Vehicle: 2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

    Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor Replacement

    Removal
    • Loosen the lug nuts.
    • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, then remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    • Prior to dismounting the tire from the wheel, note the following precautions:
      • Position the bead breaking fixture 90° from the valve stem when separating the tire bead from the wheel.
      • Place the mounting and dismounting head so that the tire iron or pry bar can be inserted slightly clockwise of the sensor body when prying the tire bead up and over the head.
      • Rotate the tire and wheel assembly clockwise using the tire changer whe...

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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 Ford Ranger Sport 3.0 V6 GAS

    Always disconnect the battery ground cable at the battery before disconnecting the starter motor battery terminal lead. If a tool is shorted at the starter motor battery terminal, the tool can quickly heat enough to cause a skin burn. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    • Position vehicle on lift.
    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove starter motor mounting bolts and lower starter motor.
    • Remove starter motor solenoid terminal cov...

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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 -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1997-2007 Expedition, F-150, Navigator, 2002 Blackwood & 2006-07 Mark LT
    Vehicle: 2003 Ford Expedition 4.6 V8 GAS

    On these models, the cabin air filter is an option.

    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.

    • From under passenger side of the instrument panel behind the glove compartment, remove the cabin air filter cover to the bottom of the heater plenu...

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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+.

    Toyota -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) ->
    Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8 L4 GAS

    On some models equipped with OBD II, the MIL will also illuminate if the fuel tank filler cap is not properly tightened. Tighten fuel tank filler cap until it clicks.

    The MIL should light when the ignition switch is placed in the On position without starting the engine. When the engine is started, the lamp should go out. If it remains lit, a fault has been detected by the diagnostic system and has logged a diagnostic trouble code. If the fault does not occur again within three trips, the lamp will go out but a diagnostic tro...

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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: 1993 Chevrolet Beretta 2.2 L4 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at engine using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from engine.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater core using hose clamp pliers.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to in...

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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: 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C32 AMG 3.2 V6 GAS

    • Open engine hood.
    • Remove front engine cover.
    • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt.
    • Lock tensioner in released position, using a suitable drift pin or punch.
    • Remove 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+.

    Under Center Console Diagram for 2005 BMW 330I  3.0 L6 GASUnder Center Console Diagram for 2005 BMW 330I 3.0 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • X0100
  • Interface Connector
  • Interface
  • IO1015
  • Transfer Case Harness Routing Diagram for 2002 GMC Sierra 1500  4.8 V8 GASTransfer Case Harness Routing Diagram for 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor Adapter
  • Crossmember
  • Fuel Line Bracket
  • Transfer Case Shift Control Switch Connector
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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.

    2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Symbol ID
  • 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Symbol ID
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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: EXTERIOR LAMP CONDENSATION AND REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES
    Vehicle: 1995 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Lighting, Horns, Turn Signals, Steering Column
  • Document: A/T OIL COOLER FLUSHING & FLOW CHECK PROCED - REV
    Vehicle: 1993 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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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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