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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 -> Excursion & F-Super Duty -> Heater Core, Replace -> Auxiliary -> Front
    Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup 6.8 V10 GAS

    Front

    • Drain coolant into suitable container.
    • Disconnect heater core hoses.
    • Disengage stops and lower glove compartment door.
    • Remove panel/floor door vacuum control motor. Do not attempt to bend any part of the panel/floor door lever, Lever is brittle and will break.
    • Disconnect vacuum line and remove mounting screws, then turn to disengage lever and remove panel/floor door vacuum control motor Do not bend any part of panel/floor door lever.
    • Disconnect electri...

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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 -> BRAKE SYSTEM BLEED -> Brake Lines -> Master Cylinder
    Vehicle: 1993 Toyota Pickup RN02 2.4 L4 GAS

    Master Cylinder

    • Fill reservoir with fluid.
    • Disconnect tubes from master cylinder. Then slowly depress brake pedal and hold.
    • Block off outlet holes with fingers, and release pedal. Repeat three or four times.

    Brake Lines

    Bleed wheel with longest brake line first, then work your way...

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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 Replacement -> Breeze, Cirrus, Sebring Convertible, Sebring Sedan & Stratus Sedan w/2.5L, 2000-05 2.0L, 2.4L & 2.7L Engines -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
    Vehicle: 2000 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5 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 it relearns its adaptive strategy.

    Fuel Sys...

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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, Replace
    Vehicle: 2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 1.8 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove rear section of exhaust system at clamp(s).
    • Pry off rear attachments of drive shaft heat shield.
    • Remove securing bolts for center bearing When removing securing bolts, support drive shaft by hand. Do not bend drive shaft.
    • Remove heat shield. Continue supporting drive shaft.
    • Screw in securing bolts for center bearing again hand-tight.
    • Remove drive shaft heat shield from transmission.
    • Check for a factory marking (colored dot) on drive shaft and on drive shaft flange on final drive at rear. If no colored dot is present, mark position of drive shaft fl...

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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 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5 V6 GAS

    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+.

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1991 Mitsubishi Galant GSX 2.0 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove air cleaner assembly.
    • On models equipped with electronically controlled suspension, remove ECS compressor ...

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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 -> 2002-09 PT Cruiser
    Vehicle: 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Trouing 2.4 L4 GAS

    The cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles.

    • Open the hood.
    • Remove the passenger side cowl grille screen.
    • Remove the three windshield washer reservoir to body attaching screws, then position the reservoir out of the way.
    • Lift the cabin air filter eleme...

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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 -> Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)/Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) System Warning Lamp -> 2001-09 Sequoia
    Vehicle: 2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 5.7 V8 GAS

    The anti-lock warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. The lamp will be lit during engine start-up, but should go out when the self-diagnostic system verifies proper anti-lock operation. If the lamp remains lit, a fault in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. After system diagnosis and repair are complete, the lamp can be reset using the following procedures:

    • Place ignition switch ...

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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 Lincoln Town CAR Jack Nicklaus 4.6 V8 GAS

    Inlet

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

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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+.

    Steering Wheel Diagram for 2006 Honda Civic GX 1.8 L4 CNGSteering Wheel Diagram for 2006 Honda Civic GX 1.8 L4 CNG

    Components on diagram:
  • Cable Reel Connector C
  • Cruise Control Combination Switch
  • In RH Rear Door RH B-Pillar Diagram for 1998 BMW 750IL  5.4 V12 GASIn RH Rear Door RH B-Pillar Diagram for 1998 BMW 750IL 5.4 V12 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Window Switch
  • S129
  • Power Window Switch Connector
  • X647
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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.

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Main Light Switch
  • Generic Electronic Module
  • Central Security Module
  • 1998 BMW 318I  1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 BMW 318I 1.9 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Interior Lights
  • Power Windows
  • Body Electronics Control Module
  • ZKE Door Lock Heating
  • ZKE Central Locking
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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: CROSS-LINE WARRANTY
    Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 1500 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: WINDSHIELD/REAR WINDOW WATER LEAKS - ADDITIONAL TIPS
    Vehicle: 1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2 L4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Glass, Doors, Hood, Decklid, Tailgate, Liftgate, Locks
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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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