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

Compressor Service -> Harrison V5 Variable Displacement Compressor -> Compressor Clutch Service -> Clutch Coil, Replace -> Clutch Plate & Hub Assembly, Replace -> Clutch Rotor & Bearing, Replace -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Clutch Plate & Hub Assembly, Replace

Service procedures given are for compressor removed and mounted in suitable holding fixture. However, on most applications, compressor clutch components can be serviced without removing compressor or recovering refrigerant from system. If refrigerant recovery becomes necessary, refer to > for procedure.

To prevent serious internal compressor damage, when removing or installing clutch components, never apply pressure directly to the compressor shaft. Always use a suitable shaft protector.

Refer to Fig. when performing compressor servic...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> 1992-94 -> 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> 1993-96 Astro/Safari & 1995-96 S & T Series -> 1995-96 -> Automatic Apply Parking Brakes -> Bravada, 1992 Astro/Safari & 1992-94 S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Control Rod Adjustment -> Duo-Servo Brakes -> Except 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> G-Van & P Series -> Lever Type -> Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> Manual Parking Brake -> Non-Servo Brakes -> Optional Method -> Pedal Type -> Propeller Shaft Type -> Service Brake -> Standard Method -> Tracker
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Service Brake

Except 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that assure correct lining-to-drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the vehicle is moving rearward or when the car comes to an uphill stop.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary after the brake shoes have been relined or replaced, or when the length of the adjusting screw has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward ra...

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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 4.3 V6 GAS

Normal Service

R...

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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 4.3 V6 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

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 4.3 V6 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

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

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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+.

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
  • LH Side Of Front Dash Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GASLH Side Of Front Dash Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Clutch Pedal Position Switch
  • Connector C-203
  • Connector C-208
  • Splice S-213
  • Splice S-214
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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  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Control Module (VCM)
  • Cruise Control Module
  • Multi-Function Switch
  • Cruise Control Switch
  • Clutch Pedal Position and Cruise Control Shutoff Switch
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Backup Lamp Switch
  • LH Backup Lamp
  • RH Backup Lamp
  • Park/Neutral Position And Backup Lamp 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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