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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+

BMW -> Wiring Diagrams -> Air Flap Motor
Vehicle: 1997 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8 L6 GAS

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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Front Disc Brakes -> INSPECTION
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 V6 GAS

Remove wheels and inspect brake disc, caliper and linings. The wheel bearings should be inspected at this time and repacked if necessary. Do not get any grease on the linings.

If the caliper is cracked or fluid leakage through the casting is evident, it must be replaced as a unit.

Should it become necessary to remove the caliper when installing new parts, clean all parts in alcohol, then wipe dry using lint-free cloths. Using an air hose, blow out drilled passages and bores. Check dust boots for punctures or tears. If punctures or tears are evident, install new boots during assembly.

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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 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: 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6 V8 DIESEL

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

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

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1991 Nissan Sentra 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Remove wheel bearing lock nut. Tie rod does not need to be disconnected from steering knuckle. Suspend steering knuckle with wire so as not to stretch brake hose. Do not pull or twist brake hose.
  • Remove clip and separate brake hose from strut.
  • Remove strut lower mounting bolts.
  • Separate drive shaft from steering knuckle by lightly tapping it. If it is hard to remove, use a puller. When removing drive shaft, cover boots with shop towel to prevent damage to them.
  • Remove right drive shaf...

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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+.

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5 L4 ELECTRIC/GAS

If the system detects low tire pressure, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE lamp will illuminate. Inflating tire(s) to recommended pressure will clear the tire ...

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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
Vehicle: 1993 Honda Civic SI 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable, then disconnect positive cable.
  • Disconnect 4-P connector from alternator.
  • Remove terminal nut and BLK (WHT) wire from B terminal.
  • Remove upper mount bracket nut and engine wire harness.
  • Remove through bolt nut a...

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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 -> Infiniti -> 1999-2002 G20
Vehicle: 2001 Infiniti G20 2.0 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Remove the glove compartment.
  • Remove the instrument reinforcement from instrument panel.
  • Remove the cabin air filter cover retainer clip, then the cover, Fig. .
  • Remove the lower cabin air filter element, then the upper e...

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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+.

Mazda -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) -> 1993-95 MX-5 Miata
Vehicle: 1995 Mazda Miata 1.8 L4 GAS

The MIL is located in the instrument panel. If the engine/emission control module detects a monitored device malfunction, the MIL will stay on with the engine running. This lamp indicates a pr...

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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: 2003 Dodge Caravan 3.3 V6 FLEX

  • Remove radiator upper crossmember support.
  • Drain engine coolant into suitable container, then remove radiator fans.
  • Disconnect coolant reserve/recovery hose.
  • Remove vapor purge solenoid from mounting bracket, then discon...

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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: 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ C32 AMG 3.2 V6 GAS

  • Open engine hood.
  • Remove front engine cover.
  • Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt.
  • Lock tensioner in released position, using a suitable drift pin or punch.
  • Remove drive belt ...

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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+.

Radiator Support Diagram for 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6 V8 DIESELRadiator Support Diagram for 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6 V8 DIESEL

Components on diagram:
  • Inflatable Restraint Front End Discriminating Sensor
  • Radiator Support
  • Front Body Components Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG  6.0 V12 GASFront Body Components Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG 6.0 V12 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fog Lamp
  • E5/2
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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.

    2004 Acura MDX  3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Acura MDX 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Fuel Gauge
  • 2004 Acura MDX  3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2004 Acura MDX 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Washer Fluid Level Switch
  • Low Fuel Indicator
  • Seat belt Indicator
  • Beeper
  • Washer Fluid Level 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: STARTING - HOT RESTART PROCEDURE (I-6 ENG 4.0L)
    Vehicle: 1987 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 L6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Starting Problems
  • Auto Systems:
  • Starting, Charging, Battery
  • Document: SPAC CASE ESCALATION PROCESS
    Vehicle: 1987 GMC R3500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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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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