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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES

Air Conditioner and Heater Service Includes module configuration procedures, general service, maintenance, automatic temperature control, compressor services, electric cooling fans, vacuum diagrams, specifications, and manual air conditioning and heater diagnostics and replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Product Compatibility
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Windstar 3.8 V6 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming procedures.

Battery Ground Cable

Prior to service, disconnect battery ground cable ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> 1992-94 -> 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> 1993-96 Astro/Safari & 1995-96 S & T Series -> 1995-96 -> Automatic Apply Parking Brakes -> Bravada, 1992 Astro/Safari & 1992-94 S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Control Rod Adjustment -> Duo-Servo Brakes -> Except 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> G-Van & P Series -> Lever Type -> Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> Manual Parking Brake -> Non-Servo Brakes -> Optional Method -> Pedal Type -> Propeller Shaft Type -> Service Brake -> Standard Method -> Tracker
Vehicle: 1993 GMC G15/G1500 VAN Vandura 5.0 V8 GAS

Service Brake

Except 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport

These brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that assure correct lining-to-drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the vehicle is moving rearward or when the car comes to an uphill stop.

Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary after the brake shoes have been relined or replaced, or when the length of the adjusting screw has been changed during some other service operation.

Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward ra...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines Except Equinox, Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Uplander & Vue (2004-06) & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer -> Returnless Fuel System
Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet G30 VAN Sportvan 7.4 V8 GAS

Returnless Fuel System

On models equipped with fuel injected engines, relieve fuel system pressure as outlined under "Fuel System Pressure Relief."

On models equipped with metal collar quick disconnect connectors, GM tool No. J37088-A, or equivalent, will be required to disconnect the connector. Pri...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes CV axle, universal joint, and driveline replacement, for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • Remove drain plug and drain transaxle fluid in suitable container.
  • Remove engine under cover.
  • Remove split pin and driveshaft nut from front hub.
  • Loosen lower arm ball joint nut but do not remove it.
  • Disconnect ball joint from lower arm using suitable tool.
  • Disconnect tie rod end ball joint from steering knuckle using suitable tool.
  • Insert suitable tool between transaxle case and driveshaft assembly, then separate driveshaft from transaxle assembly. Always use...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES

Description, component locations, reset procedures, relearn procedures, diagnosis and testing, wiring diagrams, component replacement, and identification of vehicles equipped and not equipped with tire pressure monitoring system for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Relearn Procedures
Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3 V8 FLEX

  • Place the ignition switch in the Accy position.
  • Press the keyless entry transmitters lock and unlock buttons at the same time until a horn chirp sounds or use the scan tool and select Special Functions/Sensor Learn Mode Enable/Enable soft key. A horn chirp will sound indicating the mode has been enabled.
  • The horn should chirp twice and the low tire pressure warning indicator should begin to flash indicating the system is in the learn mode.
  • Using GM tool No. J-46079 or equivalent, starting with the left front tire, hold...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes starter and alternator replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Alternator, Replace -> With Air Conditioning -> Without Air Conditioning
Vehicle: 1999 Toyota Celica 2.2 L4 GAS

With Air Conditioning

  • Disconnect wire from clamp on rear end cover.
  • Disconnect alternator connector.
  • Remove rubber cap and nut, and disconnect alternator wire.
  • Loosen adjusting lock bolt and pivot bolt.
  • Remove drive belt.
  • Remove adjusting lock bolt and pivot bolt.
  • Remove alternator from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque pivot bolt to 40 ft. lbs.
    • Torque adjusting lock bolt or adjusting bolt to 14 ft. lbs.
    • Torque B+ terminal nut to 87 inch lbs.
    • Torque battery negative cable nut to...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Honda -> 1998-2004 Odyssey & 2003-08 Pilot
Vehicle: 2003 Honda Pilot 3.5 V6 GAS

On 1998-2004 Odyssey models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. If the vehicle is operated primarily in urban areas with high concentrations of soot and diesel powered vehicles, replace the filter every 15,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2003-05 Pilot models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles or 24 months. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

On 2006-08 Pilot models, the cabin air filter should be replaced at ...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Volvo -> Service Indicator Lamp -> 2002-09 XC70
Vehicle: 2006 Volvo XC70 2.5 L5 GAS

  • Turn ignition Off.
  • Depress trip odometer Reset button, then place the ignition switch in the On position within 2 seconds.
  • Hold the reset button for the trip odometer pressed in until the original value has been reset .
  • On 2003-09 models, a general yellow lamp will light when the reset button must be released.
  • ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported cars and light trucks from 1990+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Audi A5 Quattro 3.2 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.
  • Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 3.2 L6 GAS

  • Remove viscous fan clutch.
  • Swivel tensioning pulley clockw...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS

Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Pedal Assembly Diagram for 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5 V6 GASPedal Assembly Diagram for 2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor
  • Brake Pedal Position Sensor
  • In Luggage Compartment Diagram for 2005 BMW X5 3.0I 3.0 L6 GASIn Luggage Compartment Diagram for 2005 BMW X5 3.0I 3.0 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • G1
  • X6406
  • Cable Shoe Battery
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1986+ domestic and 1990+ imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1991 Chrysler Lebaron  3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1991 Chrysler Lebaron 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • License Lamp
  • Right Side Marker Lamp
  • Left Side Marker Lamp
  • Right Back-Up Lamp
  • Left Back-Up Lamp
  • 1990 Ford F-350 Pickup  5.8 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Ford F-350 Pickup 5.8 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Starter Relay
  • Alternator
  • Regulator
  • AMP Indicator
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS

    OEM TSB listings for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: WARRANTY - ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE PROGRAM CHANGES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1987 Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2.8 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: REQUIRED SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2002 Acura CL S 3.2 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS

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