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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

Compressor Service -> Harrison V5 Variable Displacement Compressor -> Precautions -> Battery Ground Cable -> Product Compatibility
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Product Compatibility

Before replenishing refrigerant oil, ensure product compatibility with the system being servic...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Bendix Brake Boosters -> General Service
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Certain general service procedures apply, regardless of whether the brakes are vacuum or hydraulically assisted. Only top quality, clean brake fluid should be used. More seals and valves are used with power brake systems than with ordinary brakes, so an inferior brake fluid will do much more damage. For the same reason, be sure all dirt is kept out of the system. Additionally, care must be taken not to mix the fluids of the booster hydraulic system and brake hydraulic system as the fluids are not compatible.

If the power unit fails, the brakes will still operate, as the conventio...

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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

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Upon removal of starter, note if any shims are used. If shims are used, they should be installed in their original locations. After installation, if starter is noisy during cranking, remove one .015 inch double shim or add one .015 inch single shim to outer bolt. If starter makes a high pitched whine after firing, add .015 inch double shims until noise ceases.

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support front of vehicle.
  • Raise vehicle half way to gain access to starter motor.
  • Re...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

This lamp should light for approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the warn...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Remove air cleaner.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove heater hose support clamp bolt.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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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+.

I/P Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASI/P Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • RH Courtesy Lamp
  • Splice S-202
  • Splice S-203
  • Splice S-205
  • Splice S-206
  • Chassis Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GASChassis Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Arming Sensor
  • Splice S-407
  • Splice S-408
  • Splice S-409
  • Splice S-406
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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:
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • LH Backup Lamp
  • RH Backup Lamp
  • Park/Neutral Position And Backup Lamp Switch
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • Ignition Switch
  • Daytime Running Lamp Control Module
  • Brake Warning Lamp
  • Park Brake Warning Switch
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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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