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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+

    Compressor Service -> Model FX105VL & FX105VS Compressors -> COMPRESSOR OVERHAUL -> Assemble -> Disassemble
    Vehicle: 1993 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3 V6 GAS

    Disassemble

    • Remove compressor.
    • Disassemble compressor in numbered sequence as outlined in Fig. noting the following:
      • Use Spanner tool No. MB991386, or equivalent to hold crankshaft from turning during armature nut removal.
    • Inspect surfaces of armature and clutch area for scoring, cracks, scratches and deformation.

    Assemble

    • Install clutch coil by aligning pin...

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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 SYSTEM, GENERAL MOTORS -> MASTER CYLINDER SERVICE -> Assembly -> CAST IRON TYPE -> COMPOSITE TYPE -> CORVETTE -> Disassembly -> EXCEPT CORVETTE -> Inspection
    Vehicle: 1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

    COMPOSITE TYPE

    Refer toFigs. and when performing the following procedures.

    EXCEPT CORVETTE
    Disassembly
    • Remove master cylinder from vehicle as follows:
      • Disconnect and plug hydraulic lines.
      • Remove two master cylinder attaching nuts, then the master cylinder.
    • Remove reservoir cover and diaphragm. Discard old brake fluid in reservoir.
    • Inspect cover and diaphragm. Replace if cut, cracked or deformed.
    • Remove fluid level switch, if equipped.
    • On models with compact master cylinder, remove proportioner valve assembly,Fig. .
    • Depress primary piston and remove lock ring.
    • Plug primary fluid ou...

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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 Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> Late 1986-06 Chevrolet & GMC G Series w/Gasoline Engines
    Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet G10 VAN 5.0 V8 GAS

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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 -> Front -> Front, All Except NP8 Axle -> Front, NP8 Axle -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Three Piece Driveshaft -> Two Piece Driveshaft
    Vehicle: 1991 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

    Front

    Front, All Except NP8 Axle
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove front differential carrier shield, if used.
    • Reference mark relationship of propeller shaft to front axle and transfer case flange.
    • Remove bolts and retainers from front axle.
    • Remove bolts and retainers from transfer case.
    • Remove propeller shaft. When removing propeller shaft, do not attempt to remove shaft by pounding on yoke ears or using a tool between yoke and universal joint. If propeller shaft is removed by using such means, injection joints may fracture and lead to premature failure of joint.
    • Compress propeller...

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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: 2009 Mazda Tribute I 2.5 L4 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+.

    Starter, Replace
    Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3 V6 GAS

    • Remove battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove nut and lockwasher securing starter motor to mounting stud on manual transmission clutch housing or automatic transmission torque converter housing.
    • While supporting starter with one hand, remove upper mounting screw from starter.
    • On models equipped with automatic transmission,slide transmission cooler tube bracket forward on tubes far enough for starter motor flange to be removed from lower mounting stud.
    • On all models, move starter motor towards front of vehicle...

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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 -> 2000-07 Caravan, Grand Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town & Country, Voyager & 2004-08 Pacifica
    Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3 V6 FLEX

    On 2000-03 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles.

    On 2004-08 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

    • The cabin air filter is located under the passenger side of the instrument panel behind a cabin air filter access door on the lower evaporator housing.
    • Slide the cabin air filter access door latch rearward until the latch engages the open stop, Fig. .
    • Remove the cabin air filter acc...

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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 -> Automatic Transmission Oil Temperature Warning Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2001 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6 GAS

    This lamp will be illuminated when automatic transmission or transfer case fluid temperature exceeds 302°F. If the lamp lights, allow vehicle to operate at idle speed until fluid temperature falls below 248°F; t...

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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: 2009 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5 V6 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove engine under cover and drain radiator coolant into suitable container.
    • Disconnect upper and lower radiator hoses, Fig. .
    • ...

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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+.

    Exterior, Rear Center Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320  3.2 V6 GASExterior, Rear Center Diagram for 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 3.2 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • X58
  • Trailer Hitch Socket
  • RH Side of Engine near E-Box Diagram for 1998 BMW 750IL  5.4 V12 GASRH Side of Engine near E-Box Diagram for 1998 BMW 750IL 5.4 V12 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • X6236
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Connector
  • B6236
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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.

    2003 Acura NSX  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Acura NSX 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Gauge Assembly
  • Ceiling Light
  • Driver's Door Courtesy Light
  • Driver's Door Latch
  • 2003 Acura NSX  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Acura NSX 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Trunk Latch Switch
  • Trunk Light
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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: INFORMATION ON PROPER TIRE PRESSURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV 6.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: FRONT FLOOR CARPET WET
    Vehicle: 2005 Isuzu Ascender S 4.2 L6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Leaks
  • Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
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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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