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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 -> Application Chart -> Light Trucks & Vans
Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

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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 -> Delco-Moraine Single Piston Caliper -> Brake Pad Service -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1995 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Removal

  • Remove caliper assembly as outlined above.
  • Remove inboard pad with retainer spring. Dislodge outboard pad and position caliper on the front suspension so the brake hose will not support the weight of the caliper.
  • Remove two sleeves from inboard ears of the caliper.
  • Remove four rubber bushings from the grooves in each of the caliper ears.

Installation

  • Lubricate new sleeves, rubber bushings, bushing grooves and mounting bolt ends with Delco Silicone Lube or equivalent.
  • Install new bushings and sleeves in caliper ears. Position the sleeve so that the end toward the pad is flush ...

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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 Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines Except Equinox, Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Uplander & Vue (2004-06) & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer -> Returnless Fuel System
Vehicle: 1997 GMC C2500 Suburban 7.4 V8 GAS

Returnless Fuel System

On models equipped with fuel injected engines, relieve fuel system pressure as outlined under "Fuel System Pressure Relief."

On models equipped with metal collar quick disconnect connectors, GM tool No. J37088-A, or equivalent, will be required to disconnect the connector. Pri...

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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+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8 V8 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front wheel and underside panel.
  • Release fastening nut for drive shaft.
  • Push (press through) peg of drive shaft by approximately 3/4 to one inch into wheel hub with universal drive shaft/wheel hub extractor 87-1 or equivalent.
  • Fix top axle strut with tension jack VW 552 or equivalent. This involves tensioning axle strut slightly because top ball joint can otherwise get damaged. By doing this, tension jack is mounted into top opening of wheel house (double panel) and in axle strut.
  • Press out tie rod on wheel carrier with press-out tool T 1...

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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: 1991 Plymouth Voyager SE 2.5 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect all electrical connectors from starter motor.
  • Remove starter motor mountin...

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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 -> 2008-09 Caravan, Grand Caravan & Town & Country
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0 V6 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles.

  • Open the glove compartment door.
  • Push inward on both sides of the glove compartment, then lower the glove compartment door.
  • Carefully pivot the glove compartment downward.
  • Through the glove compartment opening, disengage the cabin air filter access door retainers from the HVAC housing, then remove the cover, Fig. .
  • Through the access door opening, remove the filter element, Fig. .
  • Carefully install the new cabin air filter element into position through ...

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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+.

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Low Oil Level Warning Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger 2.3 L4 GAS

This system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low the...

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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 Audi A5 Quattro 3.2 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing and remove hose.
  • 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
Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5 V6 FLEX

  • Lift or rotate tensioner using a 1/2 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+.

Under Vehicle On LH Side Of Transmission Diagram for 2005 BMW 325I  2.5 L6 GASUnder Vehicle On LH Side Of Transmission Diagram for 2005 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Y6550
  • Fuel Tank Ventilation Solenoid Valve Connector
  • Fuel Tank Ventilation Solenoid Valve
  • X6550
  • Trunk Lid Component Locations Diagram for 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E500  5.0 V8 GASTrunk Lid Component Locations Diagram for 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ E500 5.0 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Trunk Lid External Operation Switch
  • S88/8
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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.

    1997 BMW 328IC  2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 BMW 328IC 2.8 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Wiper/Washer Switch
  • Washer Pump
  • Wiper Motor
  • 1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1995 Acura Legend LS 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Door Switch
  • Drivers Door Latch Assembly
  • Drivers Power Seat Belt Presenter Relay 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: LABOR TIME GUIDE UPDATES
    Vehicle: 1995 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: REMANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE SOLENOID VALVE ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
    Vehicle: 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • 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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