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1996 GMC Sonoma CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT GMC REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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    A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Adjustments -> A/C -> C & K Series -> Control Cables -> G Series -> Less A/C -> Mode/Temperature/Recirculation Actuators -> S/T Series
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Control Cables
    G Series
    Less A/C
    • Attach inner cable and sheath to dash panel control.
    • Move temperature cable to Cold then attach loop on inner cable to temperature door on heater case.
    • Attach cable sheath to heater case, then move temperature lever to full Heat. This will require force to slide inner cable clip to its proper position.
    • Move temperature adjusting lever quickly from Cold to Hot. Door should be heard seating at stops.
    A/C

    The temperature door cable is self-adjusting. Quickly move temperature lever from...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Disc Brakes -> Delco-Moraine Single Piston Caliper -> Rotor Replacement -> 2WD Models -> 4WD Models
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    2WD Models

    • Raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove tire and wheel assembly.
    • Remove caliper as outlined under "Caliper Service."
    • Remove grease cap from hub/rotor.
    • Remove cotter pin, nut and washer.
    • Remove hub/rotor from spindle, being careful not to damage spindle threads or outer bearing.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Apply high-temperature wheel bearing grease to inner and outer wheel bearings.
      • Torque nut to 12 ft. lbs. while turning wheel assembly forward by hand, back...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    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: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 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.

    Engines Less Fuel Pressure ...

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    DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Install -> Remove
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Remove

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Unlock steering column, then raise and support vehicle.
    • Remove wheel assembly, then axle nut and washer.
    • Support lower control arm, then remove lower shock absorber nut and bolt.
    • Scribe all revolving driveshaft components in relation to connecting component to ensure correct balance upon assembly.
    • Insert drift through opening in top of caliper into rotor cooler vanes to keep axle from turn...

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    STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Alternator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    • Disconnect battery ground cable.
    • Remove alternator drive belt.
    • Remove alternator mounting bolts.
    • Remove output terminal nut.
    • Disconnect electrical connector.
    • Remove alternator from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting t...

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    MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Service Throttle Soon Indicator Lamp ->
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    A "Service Throttle Soon" indicator lamp is mounted in the lower righthand instrument cluster corner on these models. It lights when the ignition is turned On, but should go out approximately 1-5 seconds after the engine starts.

    Traditional throttle cables are no longer used on these models. The PCM receives signals from an electron...

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    RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Radiator, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    • Drain coolant from radiator into a suitable container, then disconnect upper coolant reservoir hose.
    • Remove upper fan shroud bolts, then the shroud.
    • Disconnect and plug transmission fluid cooler lines...

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    SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    • Remove belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt...

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    COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    Component location diagrams for most 1996 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

    Engine Compartment Components Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASEngine Compartment Components Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • Data Link Connector
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor
  • Rear Of Engine Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GASRear Of Engine Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Idle Air Control Valve Motor
  • Splice S-101
  • Splice S-107
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Headlamp Dimmer Switch
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Safety Belt Retractor Switch
  • Inflatable Restraint Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Module Coil
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 GMC Sonoma 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 1996 GMC Sonoma 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 1996 GMC Sonoma 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 1996 GMC Sonoma 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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