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2003 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 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 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 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Description -> Hydraulic Control Valves -> Master Cylinder
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Master Cylinder

Some vehicles use a conventional tandem master cylinder with two hydraulic pistons operating in-line. The primary piston controls the front brake system and the secondary piston controls the rear brake system.

Other models use a master cylinder that operates the same as the conventional master cylinder, but also incorporates a quick take-up feature in the rear chamber to reduce excessive pedal travel which may result from increased fluid displacement required to move the low drag caliper piston out against the rotor.

The quick take-up uses a spring-loaded ball check val...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 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: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Normal Service

R...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

  • 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 arm ball...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 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 the outer bolt. If starter makes a high pitched whine after firing, add .015 inch double shims until noise ceases.

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise an...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Low Coolant Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

This lamp should light when engine coolant level in the radiator drops below a predetermined le...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 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 shroud.
  • Disconnect and plug transmission fluid cooler lines.
  • D...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Door, Speaker Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GASDoor, Speaker Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Door
  • Speaker
  • Grommet G-105 and Splice S-152 Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASGrommet G-105 and Splice S-152 Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Ground G-105
  • Splice S-152
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Park Lamp Relay
  • Body Control Module (BCM)
  • 2003 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Dome Lamp
  • Center High Mounted Stop Lamp
  • Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Vanity Mirror Lamp-Right
  • Vanity Mirror Lamp-Left
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 GMC Sonoma cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: Revised General Motors New Vehicle Tire Warranty Program
    Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 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 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

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