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

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1 V6 GAS

Passenger Cars

The Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM) can maintain enough voltage to cause air bag deployment for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned Off and the battery is disconnected. Servicing the Supplemental air bag (SIR) system during this period may result in accidental deployment and personal injury.

Achieva & Skylark
1994-96
  • Ensure front wheels are in straight-ahead position.
  • Turn ignition switch to LOCK position.
  • Remove AIR BAG fuse from fuse block.
  • On 1995 models, remove lefthand sound insulator panel to ac...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1994 -> 1995-96 -> AC-Delco Single Diaphragm Type -> AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Assemble -> BCIA Single Diaphragm Type -> BCIA Tandem Diaphragm Type -> Disassemble -> Overhaul -> Toyota/GM Single Diaphragm Type
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

AC-Delco Tandem Diaphragm Type
1994
Disassemble
  • Remove pedal pushrod boot, silencer, check valve, vacuum switch and grommets, as equipped, then the front housing seal.
  • Scribe matching marks between front and rear housing sections, then mount booster assembly in suitable holding fixture with rear housing facing up.
  • Apply pressure to housing with holding fixture forcing screw and rotate rear housing counterclockwise to unlock housing halves.
  • Slowly release spring tension, then remove booster assembly from holding fixture. Do not allow spring tension to release suddenly, as dama...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except Aveo, Chevette 1.8L Diesel, Corvette, GTO, LaCrosse, Malibu (2004-06) & Malibu Maxx, Vibe, XLR, 2004-05 Corvette & 1998-2002 Metro & Prizm
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 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 v...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Install a brass drift or a screwdriver to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Remove axle nut and washer.
  • Remove ball joint pinch bolt, then using a suitable pry bar, separate ball joint from knuckle.
  • Remove drive axle from hub and bearing assembly using front hub spindle remover t...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

Upon removal of starter, note if any shims are required. If shims are required, they should be reinstalled in their original location during 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 in...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Low Washer Fluid Indicator ->
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

The windshield washer solvent tank has a switch that closes when the wash...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove right side electric cooling fan.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump housing using hose clamp pliers.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump housing and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure t...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1 V6 GAS

  • Apply counterclockwise force to tensioner pulley bolt, raise pulle...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

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

Behind LH Center Of I/P Diagram for 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1 V6 GASBehind LH Center Of I/P Diagram for 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Diagnostic Energy Reserve Module
  • Behind RH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GASBehind RH Side Of I/P Diagram for 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Splice S500
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

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

    1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Cruise Control Module
  • CRUISE Indicator Lamp
  • Stepper Motor
  • Stoplamp/TCC Switch
  • Cruise Control Release Switch
  • 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Tank Unit
  • License Lamp
  • RH Rear Side Marker Lamp
  • LH Rear Side Marker Lamp
  • LH Backup Lamp
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera AUTOMOBILES

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

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 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 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 2.2 L4 GAS

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

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 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 Oldsmobile Ciera 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 Oldsmobile Ciera 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 Oldsmobile Ciera 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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