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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+

    Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Compressor, Replace -> 3.0L DOHC Engine -> 3.0L Overhead Valve Engine -> 3.8L Engine -> 4.6L Engine -> Continental -> Cougar -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort -> Focus -> LS & Thunderbird -> Mustang -> Sable & Taurus
    Vehicle: 2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0 L4 GAS

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    • Remove radiator upper sight shield.
    • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
    • Relieve tension by loosening idler pulley and remove drive belt.
    • Raise and support vehicle, then remove pin-type retainers, mounting screws and radiator air deflector.
    • Disconnect pressure transducer electrical connector.
    • Loosen mounting bolt, then remove manifold and tube. Cap or plug lines and openings.
    • Disconnect compressor electrical connector.
    • Remove mounting bolts and compressor.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • ...

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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+.

    Power Brake Units -> Description -> Operation -> System
    Vehicle: 2000 Chrysler Sebring JXI 2.5 V6 GAS

    System

    These units are of the vacuum suspended type. Some units are of the single diaphragm type, while others are of the tandem diaphragm type, both single piston and double piston or split system type master cylinders are used.

    The vacuum suspended diaphragm type units utilize engine manifold vacuum and atmospheric pressure for its power. It consists of three basic elements combined into a single power unit. The three basic elements of the single diaphragm type are:

    • A vacuum power section which includes a front and rear shell, a power diaphragm, a return spring and a pushrod.
    • A contro...

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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 Dodge B2500 VAN Sportsman 5.2 V8 GAS

    Remove

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Shift transmission to Neutral position.
    • Using a suitable marker, mark a line across axle pinion yoke, or companion flange, and propeller shaft, or companion yoke for installation reference.
    • On models with Dana axle, remove bolts holding universal joint clamps to pinion yoke.
    • On models with Corporate axle, remove bolts holding companion yoke to companion flange.
    • Slide slip yoke off of transmission, or transfer case, ou...

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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+.

    Reset Procedures
    Vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4 V6 GAS

    The Low Tire Pressure warning lamp and/or the DIC (Driver Information Center) Low Tire Pressure message can be cl...

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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: 2003 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1 V8 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Disconnect starter battery positive cable and wiring harness.
    • Remove starter motor mounting bolts, washers, shims, starter and heat shield from vehicle.
    • Rever...

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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 -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 2003-07 Ion, 2005-09 Cobalt & 2007-09 G5
    Vehicle: 2003 Saturn ION 2.2 L4 GAS

    On 2003 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 18,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    On 2004-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 15,000 miles or at Maintenance II as indicated on the DIC (Driver Information Center). In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

    • Open the glove compartment.
    • Push inward at each side of the g...

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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+.

    Honda -> Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) System Warning Lamp -> 2005-09 Pilot
    Vehicle: 2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5 V6 GAS

    The VSA warning lamp is used to warn of a system fault. The lamp monitors the condition of the anti-lock brake system. It will be lit during engine start-up, but should go off when the self-diagnostic system determines that the system is operating properly. If the lamp remains lit, a fault in the anti-lock brake system is indicated. Even though the system is operating properly, the activation indicator may come on if the VSA switch has been manually turn...

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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: 2003 Dodge Caravan 3.3 V6 FLEX

    • Remove radiator upper crossmember support.
    • Drain engine coolant into suitable container, then remove radiator fans.
    • Disconnect coolant reserve/recovery hose.
    • Remove vapor purge solenoid from mounting bracket, then discon...

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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: 2009 Mazda Tribute I 2.5 L4 GAS

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove pin-type retainer, five mounting bolts, and right splash shield.
    • Rotate hex feature on tensioner clockwise, using ...

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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 Body Components Diagram for 2005 Mini Cooper  1.6 L4 GASFront Body Components Diagram for 2005 Mini Cooper 1.6 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Horn
  • Horn Connector
  • H3
  • X133
  • Fuel Pump Relay   Diagram for 1989 Chevrolet G30 VAN Sportvan 6.2 V8 DIESELFuel Pump Relay Diagram for 1989 Chevrolet G30 VAN Sportvan 6.2 V8 DIESEL

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Pump Relay
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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 Chevrolet Silverado 1500  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Air Conditioning Low Pressure Switch
  • Engine Control Module
  • Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch
  • Air Conditioning Compressor Clutch Relay
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser  2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Seat belt Indicator
  • Airbag Control Module
  • Airbag Warning Indicator
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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 HARNESS INSTALL - SHIFT QUADRANT LIGHT (A/T)
    Vehicle: 1986 Peugeot 505 GL 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED TO AID IN OBTAINING ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS ON BOTH OEM AND GOODWRENCH ENGINES, TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSFER CASES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Drive Axles, Shafts, U-Joints, CV-Joints
  • Manual Trans, Clutches, Linkage, MTX
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Diesel Engines
  • Gasoline Engines
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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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