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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 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 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Anti-lock Brakes -> Delphi DBC 7 -> System Service -> Alero & Grand Am -> Alero, Cavalier, Century, Grand Am, Impala, Monte Carlo, Regal & Sunbird -> Alero, Cavalier, Grand Am & Sunfire -> Automated Bleed -> BPMV Bracket -> Brake Pressure Modulator Valve (BPMV) -> Brake System Bleed -> Cavalier & Sunfire -> Century, Impala, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Component Replacement -> CTS -> Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) -> Front -> Hydraulic System Flush -> Malibu -> Manual Bleed -> Manual Flush -> Pressure Flush -> Rear -> Wheel Speed Sensor
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

Brake System Bleed

In most circumstances a manual brake bleed is all that is required. Automated ABS bleeding is required under the following conditions: when manual bleeding does not achieve desired pedal height or feel; brake pressure modulator valve (BPMV) replacement; extreme loss of brake fluid; air ingestion is suspected.

Manual Bleed

Use suitable container to catch fluid.

  • Clean reservoir cover and surrounding area.
  • Remove cover, fill fluid reservoir and install cover.
  • Attach one end of a clear plastic hose to rear hydraulic modulator bleeder valve, then submerge other end of hos...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & Storm -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 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 strateg...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise and suitably support vehicle.
  • Remove wheel and tire.
  • Remove stabilizer shaft link.
  • Remove front wheel drive shaft nut. Insert a drift or a flat-bladed tool into caliper and rotor to prevent rotor from turning.
  • Disconnect outer tie rod assembly from steering knuckle.
  • Separate ball joint from steering knuckle. Do not attempt to move vehicle with drive axle(s) removed from wheel bearing. Wheel(s) could fall off, dropping vehicle to ground and causing personal injury or damage to vehicle.
  • Separate front wheel drive axle from front wheel drive shaft bearing using a suitable pu...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Description
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) alerts the driver when a large change in the pressure of one tire exists. The system detects a tire pressure condition while the vehicle is in motion, once a tire pressure condition is detected, the system alerts the driver whenever the ignition is turned On.

The software used to calculate the relative tire pressure differences is contained in the EBCM. This software requires approximately 30 minutes of straight line driving in each of three speed ranges to complete the calibration cycle in order to have full capability for detecting the tire p...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove torque converter cover mounting bolts, then cover.
  • Remove starter moto...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1997-2005 Century, Regal, 1998-2002 Intrigue & 2000-05 Impala & Monte Carlo
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Place the windshield wipers in the up position by turning the ignition switch Off when the wipers reach the desired position.
  • Open the hood.
  • Lift the righthand side of the rear hood seal from the flange in the area of the rig...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Cars -> Reduce Engine Power Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

The Reduce Engine Power indicator lamp should light for a approximately 3 seconds when the ignition is turned on as a bulb check. If the warning lamp turns on during vehicle operation, a vehicl...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect negative battery cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump.
  • Remove lower radiator air deflector.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to in...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner clockwise using a b...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Right Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GASRight Side of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Grommet P-100
  • Fusible Links
  • Steering Wheel Controls Diagram for 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GASSteering Wheel Controls Diagram for 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Steering Wheel
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module
  • Turn Signal/Malfunction Switch
  • Connector C-2
  • Inflatable Restraint Steering Wheel Module Coil Connector
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Assembly
  • Knock Sensor
  • Engine Oil Level Indicator Switch
  • 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Ignition Switch
  • Body Control Module
  • Ignition Key Alarm Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
  • Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 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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