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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+

    Land Rover -> Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Thermostat, Replace -> Discovery Series II -> Range Rover
    Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery 4.0 V8 GAS

    Discovery Series II

    • Drain cooling system into suitable container.
    • Remove fan using fan wrench tool Nos. LRT-12-093 and LRT-12-094, or equivalents.
    • Remove housing coolant hoses and thermostat.
    • Reverse procedure to in...

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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 -> Description -> Brake Distribution Valve & Switch -> Brake Warning Light Systems -> Combination Valve -> Description -> Failure Warning Switch -> Metering Valve -> Proportioner Or Pressure Control Valve -> Proportioning Valve & Switch -> Testing -> Testing Warning Light Systems
    Vehicle: 2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4.6 V8 GAS

    This system operates on the same principles as conventional front and rear split systems using primary and secondary master cylinders moving simultaneously to exert hydraulic pressure on their respective systems, Fig. .

    The hydraulic brake lines on this system, however, have been diagonally split front to rear (left front to right rear and right front to left rear) in place of separate lines to the front and rear wheels.

    In the event of a system failure this would cause the remaining good system to do all the braking on one front wheel and the opposite rear wheel, thus maintaining 50%...

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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+.

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 Mustang
    Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus 3.0 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.

    When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the proper direction...

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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 -> Install -> Remove
    Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4 V6 GAS

    Remove

    • Raise and support vehicle using a suitable lift.
    • Reference mark propeller shaft at transfer case flange.
    • Remove propeller shaft-to-transfer case flange bolts.
    • Reference mark propeller shaft at torque tube flange.
    • Remove propeller shaft-to-torque tube flange bolts.
    • Push propeller shaft toward rear of vehicle.
    • Remove propeller shaft.

    Install

    • Install rear of propeller shaft to torque tube flange.
    • Align reference marks on propeller shaft and torque tube flange. Thoroughly clean and apply threadlocker GM P/N United States 12345493 P/N Canada 10953488 or equiva...

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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+.

    Description
    Vehicle: 2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 L4 GAS

    The wheel electronics or sensors are mounted on each wheel. The wheel electronics regularly send data that is received by the central locking and anti-theft system antennas and directed to the tire pressure monito...

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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 GMC G15/G1500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove starter to engine brace and heat shields, if equipped.
    • Remove starter motor mounting bolts and lower ...

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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: 2002 Ford Expedition 5.4 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+.

    Acura -> Side Air Bag off Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 2004 Acura MDX 3.5 V6 GAS

    This indicator should light for a few seconds when the ignition switch placed in the on position and then go Off. The lamp is used a an alert that the passenger side air bag has been automatically shut off. The passenger side air bag w...

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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: 1992 Dodge Daytona Iroc R/T 2.2 L4 GAS

    Do not attempt to remove radiator cap or service cooling system while engine is hot.

    • Disconnect battery ground cables.
    • Drain cooling system.
    • Remove hose clamps and hoses.
    • Remove coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube.
    • Disconnect fan electrical connector, then remove fan and fan support.
    • ...

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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: 1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 3.2 L6 GAS

    • Remove viscous fan clutch.
    • Swivel tensioning pulley clockw...

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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+.

    Front Door Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS63 AMG  6.3 V8 GASFront Door Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS63 AMG 6.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Front Seat Adjustment Switch
  • S92/2
  • Rear Body Components Diagram for 2007 Dodge Caliber SE 1.8 L4 GASRear Body Components Diagram for 2007 Dodge Caliber SE 1.8 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • High Mounted Stop Lamp
  • Rear Wiper Motor
  • Electric Heated Backlite
  • Connector C310
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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.

    1994 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1994 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • High Beam Indicator
  • Headlamp Dimmer Switch
  • Headlight Switch Assembly
  • 1994 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup  5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1994 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • High Beam Indicator
  • Headlamp Dimmer Switch
  • Headlight Switch Assembly
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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: INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED TO AID IN OBTAINING ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS ON BOTH OEM AND GOODWRENCH ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSFER CASES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1985 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 5.0 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Diesel Engines
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Document: EXTERIOR LAMP CONDENSATION AND REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES
    Vehicle: 1997 GMC G25/G2500 VAN Cargo 6.5 V8 DIESEL

    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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