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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+

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 1992 GMC K1500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.0 V8 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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Troubleshooting -> CHECKING FOR FLUID LEAKAGE -> ROAD TESTING
Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7 V8 GAS

When troubleshooting the hydraulic brake system, perform the following checks and inspections as outlined below. If problem still exists within system, refer to Fig. first, then to Figs. and as necessary.

CHECKING FOR FLUID LEAKAGE

Start engine and depress the brake pedal. If the pedal gradually falls under constant pressure, the hydraulic system may be leaking. Raise the vehicle on a lift and check all tubing lines and backing plates for signs of leakage. It may be necessary to lift or re...

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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 Filter Replacement -> Rampage, Scamp, 1984-2000 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
Vehicle: 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3 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.

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.

On models equipped with fuel injected engines, r...

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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 GMC Canyon SLT 5.3 V8 GAS

Never clamp propeller shaft tubing in a vise. Clamping could dent or deform the tube causing an imbalance or unsafe condition. Always clamp on one of the yokes and support the shaft horizontally. Avoid damaging the slip yoke sealing surface. Nicks may damage the bushing or cut the lip seal.

Disassemble

  • Support propeller shaft in a line horizontal with table of a press.
  • Mark propeller shaft in order to show which end connects to transmission and which end goes to rear axle.
  • On models equipped with external snap ring retainers, proceed as follows:
    • Disassemble snap rings by ...

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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+.

Relearn Procedures -> TPMS Sensor Activation -> TPMS Sensor Training
Vehicle: 2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 5.4 V8 GAS

TPMS Sensor Activation

To conserve battery power, the TPMS sensors will go into a sleep mode after approximately 30 minutes of inactivity. The sensors will not transmit tire pressure information while in sleep mode. The sensors must be activated to transmit the latest tire pressure information.

  • Place the ignition switch in the On position.
  • Position Ford TPMS activation tool, or equivalent, against the LF tire side wall 180° from the valve stem.
  • The TPMS activation tool will flash a green light and sound a beep for each successful response from a TPMS sensor.
  • Press the TPMS activat...

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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: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect wiring connectors from alternator.
  • Remove serpentine drive belt.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts, then the alternator.
  • Remove serpentine belt pulle...

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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: 2003 Ford Expedition 4.6 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+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Change Oil, Change Oil Now Or Change Oil Soon Lamp & Messages -> 2007-09 Sierra & Silverado -> Less Driver Information Center (DIC) -> With Driver Information Center (DIC)
Vehicle: 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SLE 6.6 V8 DIESEL

Less Driver Information Center (DIC)

  • Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.
  • Fully depress and release accelerator pedal three times within five seconds.
  • Place the ignition switch in the Off position.
  • If the Change Oil Soon Message comes back On when starting the vehicle, the Engine Oil Life system has not reset. Repeat the procedure to reset the Engine Oil Life system

With Driver Information Center (DIC)

  • Turn ig...

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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 Isuzu Rodeo Sport 2.2 L4 GAS

  • Drain coolant from radiator, then disconnect upper coolant reservoir hose.
  • Remove upper fan shroud bolts, then the shroud.
  • On models equipped with automatic transmission,disconnect and plug transmission fluid cooler li...

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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+.

Instrument Panel Components Diagram for 2000 Ford Ranger  L  ELECTRICInstrument Panel Components Diagram for 2000 Ford Ranger L ELECTRIC

Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Transmission Control Switch
  • Ignition Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Blend Door Actuator
  • Instrument Panel Components Diagram for 2000 Ford Ranger  L  ELECTRICInstrument Panel Components Diagram for 2000 Ford Ranger L ELECTRIC

    Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Rear Anti-Lock Brake System Module
  • Radio
  • Cigar Lighter
  • Park Brake 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.

    2008 Nissan Armada LE 5.6 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram2008 Nissan Armada LE 5.6 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Door Mirror Remote Control Switch
  • LH Door Mirror
  • RH Door Mirror
  • 2008 Nissan Armada LE 5.6 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram2008 Nissan Armada LE 5.6 V8 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Mirror Switch
  • Fuse Block
  • LH Power Mirror
  • RH Power Mirror
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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: VIN PLATE REPLACEMENT
    Vehicle: 1988 Cadillac Fleetwood D'elegance 4.5 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Identification, Models, Labels, Etc.
  • Document: NAVIGATION RADIO DIAGNOSTIC QUESTIONNAIRES FOR WARRANTY EXCHANGES THROUGH PQC PARTS RESTRICTION PROCESS - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet SSR 5.3 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Aux Equip, Phone, Jacks, Trailer Hitches, Towing
  • Entertainment: Stereo, Radio, Cassettes
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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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