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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

Air Bag System Precautions -> General Motors Corp. -> Arming -> Light Trucks & Vans -> Passenger Cars
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

Reverse disarming procedures to arm the Supplemental Restraint System, noting the following:

  • Ensure all disconnected SRS electrical connectors are securely connected and routed.
  • Install all removed fuses in proper locations.
  • From a safe position at sides of or below air bag module, Turn ignition switch to ON position and observe Air Bag or SRS warning lamp.
  • On all models except Prizm and 1990 Corvette, warning lamp should flash seven to nine times, then go off.
  • On Prizm models, warning lamp should light for six seconds,...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

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

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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

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Install -> Remove
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Remove

  • Unlock steering column so that steering linkage is free to move.
  • Raise the vehicle. Support vehicle with suitable safety stands.
  • Remove front tire and wheel assemblies.
  • In order to prevent drive axle from turning, insert a drift through brake caliper and into one of the rotor vanes.
  • Remove axle nut and washer.
  • Remove drift from brake rotor.
  • Remove front brake rotors and support caliper with piece of wire in order to prevent damage to brake hose.
  • Remove brackets from upper control arm holding both ABS wire and brake hose.
  • Remove ABS bracket located on top of upper control ar...

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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 -> Check Engine Oil Level ->
Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

This system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low the...

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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+.

Front Of Dash Harness Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASFront Of Dash Harness Diagram for 1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Splice S-223
  • Splice S-228
  • Splice S-229
  • Splice S-230
  • Splice S-231
  • 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:
  • Park Brake Warning Switch
  • TCC/Stop Lamp Switch
  • Splice S-211
  • Splice S-212
  • Splice S-227
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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:
  • Battery
  • Brake Pressure Warning Switch
  • Brake Pressure Modulator (BPM) Valve
  • Inflatable Restraint Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module (DERM)
  • Inflatable Restraint Sensor LH
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Radio
  • Underhood Lamp
  • Panel Dimmer 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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