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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Blazer, Jimmy, Sonoma & S10 -> Evaporator Core, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

  • Remove grille.
  • Remove front hood bumper by turning it out counterclockwise, then side hood bumper by sliding it rearward and pulling up.
  • Open and support hood.
  • Remove mounting bolts, then the lefthand and righthand vent grille end panels.
  • Disconnect in hood lamp electrical connector.
  • Disconnect washer hose from nozzle, then compress bottom tabs and remove nozzle.
  • Remove hinge mounting bolts and nuts, then the hood.
  • Remove antenna mast and base.
  • Remove nut, hold-down and battery.
  • Move retention bar and retainer aside, then rem...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Delco Brake Booster -> Troubleshooting -> Brakes Grab -> Hard Pedal -> Slow Or No Release
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Hard Pedal

  • Internal vacuum leak.
  • Faulty control valve.
  • Broken or damaged hydraulic brake lines.
  • Collapsed or damaged vacuum hose.
  • Plugged or loose vacuum fitting.
  • Bad stud welds on front or rear housing on power head.
  • Faulty booster diaphragm.
  • Restricted air filter element.
  • Worn or distorted reaction plate or levers.
  • Cracked or broken pow...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Tracker & Uplander -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 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 strategy.

Engines Less Fuel Pressure ...

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

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 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 2.2 L4 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.

  • Disconne...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Service Throttle Soon Indicator Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

A "Service Throttle Soon" indicator lamp is mounted in the lower righthand instrument cluster corner on these models. It lights when the ignition is turned On, but should go out approximately 1-5 seconds after the engine starts.

Traditional throttle cables are no longer used on these models. The PCM receives signals from an electron...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition radiator outlet hose clamp at radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water pump.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water pump and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Upper

  • Drain cooling syst...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 GMC Sonoma AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

  • Remove belt tensioner pulley retaining bolt...

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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 Jamb Switch,I/P Compartment Lamp Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASDoor Jamb Switch,I/P Compartment Lamp Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • I/P Compartment Lamp
  • Door Jamb Switch
  • Inflatable Restraint I/P Module
  • Inflatable Restraint I/P Module Connector
  • Liftglass Release Actuator Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma  4.3 V6 GASLiftglass Release Actuator Diagram for 2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Liftglass Release Actuator
  • Endgate Cover
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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  4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 GMC Sonoma 4.3 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Ambient Air Temperature Sensor
  • Driver Information Center
  • 2003 GMC Sonoma  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 GMC Sonoma 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Seat belt Indicator
  • Body Control Module (BCM)
  • Seat Belt Switch-LF
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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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