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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+

Automatic Temperature Control Systems Diagnosis & Testing -> Sable & Taurus -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Electrostatic Discharge
Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming procedures.

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service, disconnect battery ground...

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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 -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Tracker & Uplander -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
Vehicle: 1991 GMC K2500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 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.

Engines Less Fuel Pressure ...

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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: 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.4 L4 GAS

Disassemble

  • Place match marks on flange yoke and shaft.
  • Using snap ring plier, remove 2 circlips.
  • Using special tool 09926-48010 or equivalent, push spider bearing race out 0.12 - 0.16 in. from shaft yoke race. Before pushing it out, apply penetrate lubricant between bearing race and yoke race.
  • Tapping yoke with a hammer, completely remove bearing race.
  • Take out bearing race on other side in same way as in Step 3 and 4.
  • Push out bearing race on flange yoke side as described in Step 2 and 3, and then, holding bearing race in a vise, tap flange yoke and take out race.
  • Remove ...

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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+.

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4 V6 GAS

Disconnect battery ground ca...

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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 -> Hyundai -> 2003-05 Accent
Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment, then remove the glove compartment stop and completely lower the glove compartment, Fig. .
  • Disconnect the control cable from the blower motor unit to access the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
  • Press on the cabin air filter cover tab, then remo...

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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+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Indicator Lamp -> Electronic Engine Controls Or Electronic Fuel Injection Except Tracker
Vehicle: 2006 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3 V8 FLEX

The Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on for 10 seconds or constantly after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a problem and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). After diagnosis and repair, the ECM/PCM memory can be cleared of codes either by using a scan tool (OBD II systems) or by disconnecting the battery ground ca...

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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+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from engine.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from engine.
  • Reposition hose clamp from degas bottle.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from degas bottle.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
  • R...

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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: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise vehicle on hoist.
  • Remove right front splash shield.
  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable too...

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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+.

Low Coolant Switch Diagram for 1990 Ford Escort Pony 1.9 L4 GASLow Coolant Switch Diagram for 1990 Ford Escort Pony 1.9 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Low Coolant Switch
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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.

    1987 Dodge D150 Pickup  5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1987 Dodge D150 Pickup 5.2 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vacuum Solenoid
  • Diagnostic Connector
  • Dual Vacuum Solenoid
  • Electronic Speed Switch
  • Electronic Spark Advance Engine Electronics
  • 2006 Mercury Milan  2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Mercury Milan 2.3 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Accessory Delay Relay
  • Door Lock Switch Driver Side
  • Door Lock Switch Passenger Side
  • Smart Junction Box
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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: WIRING TIPS - CONTINUITY TESTER/CONNECTOR TERMINALS
    Vehicle: 1987 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RELEASE OF DEXRON VI AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID (ATF) - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • 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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