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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc & Parking Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Marauder & Town Car -> Five Hundred, Freestyle, Fusion Milan, MKZ, Montego, Mustang, Sable, Taurus & Zephyr -> Installation -> LS & Thunderbird -> Removal
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Fusion S 2.3 L4 GAS

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake system power booster must be depressurized before disconnecting any hydraulic lines or fittings. Depressurize the system by pumping the brake pedal at least 25 times with the ignition in the Off position.

After performing any service work, obtain a firm brake pedal before moving the vehicle.

Five Hundred, Freestyle, Fusion Milan, MKZ, Montego, Mustang, Sable, Taurus & Zephyr

Removal
  • On models equipped with air suspension, turn service switch Off position.
  • On all models, raise and support rear of vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly...

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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 Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> 1993-06 Grand Cherokee & 1993 Grand Wagoneer, 1988-01 Cherokee, Comanche, Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, Wrangler -> Models Less Fuel Pressure Test Port -> Models w/Fuel Pressure Test Port
Vehicle: 1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0 L6 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 strategy...

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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 -> Single Cardan, Flange Yoke -> Single Cardan, Slip Yoke
Vehicle: 1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Super Wagon 5.4 V8 GAS

Single Cardan, Slip Yoke

Disassemble

Do not, under any circumstance, clamp the shaft in the jaws of a vise or similar holding fixture. Denting or localizing fracture can result, causing shaft failure during vehicle operation. Place the shaft on a suitable workbench. Do not damage the tube. If components are not marked and installed incorrectly, driveline imbalance can occur.

  • Index-mark the shaft components.
  • Remove and discard all four snap rings.
  • Clamp bearing cup removal tool No. 205-086 or equivalent in a vise.
  • If necessary, use a pair of pliers to remove a bearing cup t...

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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 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0 V6 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+.

Alternator, Replace -> With Air Conditioning -> Without Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 1999 Toyota Celica 2.2 L4 GAS

With Air Conditioning

  • Disconnect wire from clamp on rear end cover.
  • Disconnect alternator connector.
  • Remove rubber cap and nut, and disconnect alternator wire.
  • Loosen adjusting lock bolt and pivot bolt.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Remove adjusting lock bolt and pivot bolt.
  • Remove alternator from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs.
    • Torque adjusting lock bolt or adjusting bolt to 14 ft. lbs.
    • Torque B+ terminal nut to 87 inch lbs.
    • Torque battery negative cable nut to...

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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 -> Porsche -> 1997-2004 Boxster & 1999-2004 911
Vehicle: 2002 Porsche Boxster 2.7 H6 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Remove the heater/AC system cover.
  • Pull the cabin air filte...

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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+.

Audi -> Auto-Check Indicator System ->
Vehicle: 2008 Audi A8 Quattro L 6.0 W12 GAS

The auto-check system will monitor certain vehicle systems when the ignition switch is placed in the On position and vehicle is operated. When all monitored systems are functioning properly, the system display will indicate "OK" for a few seconds after the ignition switch is placed in the On position.

This system monitors brake fluid level and hydraulic pressure, engine oil pressure, coolant temperature and level, brake pad wear, headlamps and tail lamps, battery voltage, washer fluid level and fuel level.

When the auto-check yellow or r...

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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 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet.
  • Remove hose from water outlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure ...

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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 -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 2000 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 V8 GAS

Removal

  • Remove upper fan cowl.
  • Relieve drive belt tension by turning belt tensioner clockwise.
  • Remove belt from alternator pulley, then release tensioner pulley.
  • Remove drive belt. If reusing belt, mark direction of rotation on belt.

Installation

  • Clean drive belt pu...

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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+.

Underbody, Front of Transmission Housing Diagram for 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S500  5.0 V8 GASUnderbody, Front of Transmission Housing Diagram for 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 5.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • 4-5 Shift Solenoid Valve
  • 1-2 Shift Solenoid Valve
  • Y3/6
  • Y3/6y1
  • Y3/6y5
  • Engine Mount System Diagram for 2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5 V6 GASEngine Mount System Diagram for 2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Engine Mount
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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.

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500  6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Auxiliary Power Outlet - Front
  • Auxiliary Power Outlet - Console
  • 2008 Lincoln Navigator L 5.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Lincoln Navigator L 5.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Starter Relay
  • Ignition Switch
  • Starter Motor
  • Powertrain Control Module
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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 PASSENGER OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM CONCERNS WITH CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY, ACCESSORY SEAT HEATERS OR OTHER COMFORT ENHANCING DEVICES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic SLE 5.3 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
  • Document: EXTERIOR LAMP CONDENSATION AND REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Sunbird SE 3.1 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Lighting, Horns, Turn Signals, Steering Column
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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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