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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 -> Component Replacement -> CCRM/IRCM -> Continental -> Cooling Fan Motor -> Mustang -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0 L4 GAS

CCRM/IRCM

Continental

Refer to "Cooling Fan Motor."

Mustang
  • On models equipped with 3.8L engine, remove right inner fender splash shield.
  • On all models, disconnect CCRM and remove CCRM mounting nuts.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • On models equipped with 3.8L engine, torque CCRM mounting nuts to 12-17 inch lbs.
    • On models equipped with 4.6L engine, torque CCRM mounting nuts to 36 inch lbs.
Sable & Taurus
  • Disconnect engine control sensor wiring from module con...

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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+.

Anti-lock Brakes -> Precautions -> Audio Coded Anti-Theft System -> Battery Ground Cable -> Brake Fluid
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Eurovan 2.8 V6 GAS

Battery Ground Cable

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

Audio Coded Anti-Theft System

Some models are equipped with a radio anti-theft system that will disable the system when battery power is interrupted. Unless the system is reset the radio will not operate.

  • Turn radio On. SAFE and 1000 should be displayed.
  • Enter radio code using first four program station buttons. Security code will appear on display.
  • Depress and hold righthand side of rad...

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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 Passenger Cars -> Component Locations -> Aveo, GTO, G6, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Solstice, Vibe & 2004-06 Malibu & Malibu Maxx
Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6 L4 GAS

On Aveo, GTO, G6, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Solstic...

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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: 1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove tire and wheel assembly.
  • Remove brake caliper from steering knuckle and suspend caliper assembly.
  • Remove four bolts holding hub/bearing assembly to knuckle.
  • On vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), remove ABS sensor mounting bolt, then position sensor aside to avoid damage.
  • On vehicles equipped with 125C and HM-282 transaxles and right shaft of vehicles with 440-T4 transaxles, separate drive axle from transaxle using axle shaft remover tool No....

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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+.

Description
Vehicle: 2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6 V8 FLEX

The TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) monitors the air pressure of all 4 road tires. The wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors transmit via radio frequency signals, to the DDM (Driver Door Module). TPMS functionality is integral to the DDM. These transmissions are sent approximately every 60 seconds when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph. The TPMS functi...

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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: 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera S 3.3 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air inlet duct.
  • Remove heater hose brace bolt from rear of alternator.
  • Disconnect alternator electrical connectors.
  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Remove alternator...

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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 -> Hyundai -> 2006-09 Sonata
Vehicle: 2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

On 2006-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

On 2008-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 10,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Remove the passenger side instrument panel end cap.
  • Disconnect the glove compartment damper rod, Fig. .
  • Open the glove compartment door.
  • Remove the two glove compartment stop...

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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 -> Air Cleaner Restriction Indicator ->
Vehicle: 2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6 V8 DIESEL

An air cleaner restriction indicator, Fig. , is located in the intake duct between the MAF sensor and the air cleaner assembly.

If the window shows green, no service is required at this time. However, if...

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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: 2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Remove air cleaner assembly, then drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Remove engine strut upper brace bolts from upper tie bar and rotate strut and brace rearward.
  • Disconnect upper radiator mounting panel bolts and clamps.
  • Disconnect cooling fan elect...

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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: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Raise vehicle on hoist.
  • Remove right front splash shield.
  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable too...

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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+.

Underside Of Driver's Seat Diagram for 2002 BMW 325XI Sport Wagon 2.5 L6 GASUnderside Of Driver's Seat Diagram for 2002 BMW 325XI Sport Wagon 2.5 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • M51
  • Driver Seat Forward Adjustment Motor
  • Driver Seat Backward Adjustment Motor
  • Driver Seat Backward Adjustment Motor Connector
  • X1469
  • Control Module Locations Diagram for 2001 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup  3.9 V6 GASControl Module Locations Diagram for 2001 Dodge RAM 1500 Pickup 3.9 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Engine Control Module
  • Fuel Transfer Pump
  • Mounting Bolt
  • 50-Way Connector
  • Hex Headed Bolt
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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.

    2006 Saab 9-2X 2.5I 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram2006 Saab 9-2X 2.5I 2.5 H4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Washer Switch
  • Combination Switch
  • Front Washer Motor
  • Front Wiper Motor
  • Front Wiper Switch
  • 1997 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case Switch
  • Vehicle Control Module
  • Transfer Case Relay
  • Convenience Center
  • Front Axle Switch
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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: DEX-COOL ENGINE COOLANT INFORMATION - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet C3500 Pickup 7.4 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Cooling, Water Pump, Drive Belts, Pulleys
  • Document: FUEL STARVATION/ENG HESITATION - HARD ACCEL OR TURNS
    Vehicle: 1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6 L6 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
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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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