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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+

Electric Cooling Fans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Fan Service
Vehicle: 1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4 V8 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

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

Battery Ground Cable

Refer to when battery power to the computer has been interrupted.

Prior to service, disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

Fan Service

Do not operate engine until fan has first been inspected for crack...

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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, GENERAL MOTORS -> Drum Brake Service -> Removal -> 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES -> EXCEPT TRACKER & 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES -> TRACKER
Vehicle: 1990 Chevrolet G30 VAN 7.4 V8 GAS

EXCEPT TRACKER & 1990-91 C & K SERIES w/NON-SERVO BRAKES

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove brake drum. If brake lining is dragging on brake drum, back off brake adjustment by rotating adjustment screw. Refer to individual truck chapter for procedure. If brake drum is rusted or corroded to axle flange and cannot be removed, lightly tap flange to drum mounting surface with a suitable hammer.
  • Using brake spring pliers or equivalent, unhook primary and secondary return springs, Figs. through . Observe location of brake parts being removed to aid during ins...

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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 -> Component Locations -> Late 1986-06 Chevrolet & GMC G Series w/Gasoline Engines
Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet G10 VAN 5.0 V8 GAS

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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+.

DRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.4 L4 GAS

Disassemble

  • Place match marks on flange yoke and shaft.
  • Using snap ring plier, remove 2 circlips.
  • Using special tool 09926-48010 or equivalent, push spider bearing race out 0.12 - 0.16 in. from shaft yoke race. Before pushing it out, apply penetrate lubricant between bearing race and yoke race.
  • Tapping yoke with a hammer, completely remove bearing race.
  • Take out bearing race on other side in same way as in Step 3 and 4.
  • Push out bearing race on flange yoke side as described in Step 2 and 3, and then, holding bearing race in a vise, tap flange yoke and take out race.
  • Remove ...

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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+.

Component Replacement -> BCM (Body Control Module) -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor Replacement -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0 L4 GAS

Tire Pressure Indicator Sensor Replacement

Removal
  • Loosen the lug nuts.
  • Raise and support vehicle with jack stands, then remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Prior to dismounting the tire from the wheel, note the following precautions:
    • Position the bead breaking fixture 90° from the valve stem when separating the tire bead from the wheel.
    • Place the mounting and dismounting head so that the tire iron or pry bar can be inserted slightly clockwise of the sensor body when prying the tire bead up and over the head.
    • Rotate the tire and wheel assembly clockwise using the tire changer whe...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

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

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery cables, then remove battery sheet and battery tray.
  • Disconnect connection on transaxle side of speed...

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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 -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1998-2005 Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & 2002-03 Rendezvous
Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana 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.

  • Open the instrument panel compartment door.
  • Remove the door located at the rear of the instrument panel compartment.
  • Open the A/C and heater module access door, Fig. .
  • Remove the first cabin air filter through the A/C and heater module access...

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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+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Service Four Wheel Drive (4WD) System Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1991 GMC K1500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

This lamp should light for approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the ...

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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+

Radiator, Replace
Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Recover A/C refrigerant.
  • Open hood, then remove headlamp retaining screws.
  • Pull headlamps forward unsnapping it from retaining clips.
  • Disconnect electrical connector and remove headlamps.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove fascia air dam to radiator closure panel.
  • Remove front fascia to splash shield screws, then fascia to front fenders retaining screws.
  • Disconnect fog lamps electrical connectors, then lower vehicle.
  • Remove push pins attaching upper appearance panel to upper crossmember.
  • Remove push pins attaching upper grille support to headlamp mounting panel at each side of gri...

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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 -> Air Conditioning -> Alternator -> Power Steering
Vehicle: 2007 KIA RIO5 SX 1.6 L4 GAS

Alternator

  • Disconnect battery ground cable from battery.
  • Loosen alternator upper locknut.
  • Loosen lower mounting nut.
  • Push alternator inward toward engine.
  • Remove alternator drive belt.
  • Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • Torque alternator mounting nut and bolt to 18 ft. lbs.
    • Torque alternator adjustment lockbolt to 11 ft. lbs.
    • Torque alternator brace mounting bolt to 17 ft. lbs.

Air Conditi...

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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+.

Variable Effort Steering Diagram for 2001 Chevrolet C3500 Pickup HD Chassis CAB 6.5 V8 DIESELVariable Effort Steering Diagram for 2001 Chevrolet C3500 Pickup HD Chassis CAB 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Components on diagram:
  • EVO/Passlock Module
  • DRL Diode
  • IP Harness
  • Daytime Running Lamps Diode Connector
  • EVO/Passlock Module Connector
  • Liftgate Component Location Views Diagram for 2002 Ford Explorer  4.6 V8 GASLiftgate Component Location Views Diagram for 2002 Ford Explorer 4.6 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • High Mounted Stoplamp
  • Connector C-475
  • Connector C-494
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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.

    2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2002 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Outside Rearview Mirror Switch
  • Outside Rearview Mirror- Driver
  • Outside Rearview Mirror- Passenger
  • 2003 BMW 325CI  2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 BMW 325CI 2.5 L6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Radio Control Unit
  • Navigation Computer
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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: CLUNK FROM REAR SUSPENSION
    Vehicle: 1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6 L4 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Noise
  • Auto Systems:
  • Steering, Suspension
  • Document: INFORMATION ON PROPER TIRE PRESSURE - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Wheels, Tires, Wheel Bearings, Seals, Hubs
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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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