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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

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Bendix Single Piston Sliding Caliper -> Description
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

The Bendix single piston sliding caliper disc brake is standard equipment on some truck applications, while on other trucks it is used only in Hydro-Boost power brake applications with both front disc brakes and 4 wheel disc brakes. On 4 wheel disc brakes, the front and rear systems are identical.

T...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1992-05 S/T Series Blazer, Bravada, Jimmy & Pickup -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Normal Service

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

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Install -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Remove -> Two Piece Driveshaft
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Front

Remove
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Mark the front U-joint to the pinion yoke on the front differential.
  • Mark the relationship of the rear U-joint to the transfer case drive flange.
  • Remove the retaining nuts and bolts from the drive flange.
  • Remove the clamps and retaining bolts from the front drive axle pinion flange.
  • Remove the front propeller shaft from the vehicle.
  • Using tape and or a rubber band, wrap the front U-joint bearing caps to ensure the caps do not separate from the U-joint.
Install
  • Remove the tape or rubber band from the front U-joint
  • Install the front propeller shaf...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 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 -> Air Cleaner Restriction Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

An air cleaner restriction indicator, Fig. , is located in the intake duct between the MAF sensor and the air cleaner assembly.

If the window shows green, no service is required at this time. However, if...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from coolant pump inlet.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from coolant pump inlet and from vehicle.
  • Reverse pro...

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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

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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+.

Remote Keyless Entry & Interior Lamp Control Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASRemote Keyless Entry & Interior Lamp Control Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Remote Keyless Entry Module
  • Interior Lamps Control Module
  • Splice S-255
  • Splice S-256
  • Splice S-257
  • Front Chassis Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GASFront Chassis Wiring Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • RH Discriminating Sensor
  • LH Discriminating Sensor
  • Ground G-103
  • Connector C-177
  • Ground G-110
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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:
  • LH Power Seat Actuator Assembly
  • LH Power Seat Back Lumber Support Switch
  • LH Power Seat Back Lumber Support Motor
  • RH Power Seat Back Lumber Support Switch
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Windshield Wiper Pulse Control Module
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Windshield Washer Pump
  • Wiper Control 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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