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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+.

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> HYDRAULIC CONTROLS APPLICATIONS
Vehicle: 1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0 L4 GAS

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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+.

Mercedes-Benz -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except 2003-06 E320 & E500 Sedans Less 4 Matic & 2004-06 E Series w/Gasoline Engines -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ G500 5.0 V8 GAS

Fuel System Pressure Relief

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 fuel spray.

After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while it relearns its adaptive strategy.

  • Ensure t...

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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, Replace
Vehicle: 2005 BMW X5 4.4I 4.4 V8 GAS

Do not move vehicle with engine power once driveline shaft has been removed.

  • Remove complete exhaust system bolts and nuts.
  • Remove rear heat shield.
  • Remove bolts from transmission companion flange.
  • Remove driveshaft rear axle nuts.
  • Press constant velocity joint off drive flange using suitable tool. Do not let driveline shaft fall into joints. Joints and rubber sleeve can be damaged on constant velocity joint.
  • Grip driveline shaft at center b...

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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 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 L4 GAS

The wheel electronics or sensors are mounted on each wheel. The wheel electronics regularly send data that is received by the central locking and anti-theft system antennas and directed to the tire pressure monito...

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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: 1992 GMC G25/G2500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Disconnect terminal plug and battery lead from rear of alternator.
  • Remove accessory drive belt.
  • Remove alternator mounting bolts.
  • Separate alternator from mount...

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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 -> 2003-05 Accent
Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6 L4 GAS

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.

  • Open the glove compartment, then remove the glove compartment stop and completely lower the glove compartment, Fig. .
  • Disconnect the control cable from the blower motor unit to access the cabin air filter cover, Fig. .
  • Press on the cabin air filter cover tab, then remo...

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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 Cars -> Check Engine Or Service Now Soon Engine Indicator Lamps (Gasoline Engines w/Electronic Engine Controls Or EFI) -> Except LeMans, Metro, Prizm, Storm & Vibe
Vehicle: 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7 V8 GAS

The Check Engine lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on for 10 seconds or constantly after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a fault condition and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). After diagnosis and repair, the ECM memory can be cleared of codes as follows:

On models except Cadillac with DEFI, remove the ECM/PCM fuse or disconnect the battery ground cable for approximately 30...

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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 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0 V8 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove air cleaner outlet duct.
  • Remove air cleaner housing.
  • Reposition hose clamp from engine.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from engine.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to inst...

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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: 1991 Toyota Cressida 3.0 L6 GAS

  • Loosen alternator pivot bolt.
  • Loosen alternator lock bolt.
  • Loosen a...

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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+.

On Front Door Diagram for 2002 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 4matic 3.2 V6 GASOn Front Door Diagram for 2002 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 4matic 3.2 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Memory Button Switch
  • S92/2s9
  • Engine Compartment Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550 4matic 5.5 V8 GASEngine Compartment Diagram for 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ S550 4matic 5.5 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • X92
  • Rear Window Defroster Connector
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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.

    1990 Mazda MX-6  2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1990 Mazda MX-6 2.2 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Window Main Switch
  • Right Front Power Door Lock Motor
  • Left Rear Power Window Switch
  • Right Rear Power Window Switch
  • Right Front Power Window Switch
  • 1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Convenience Center
  • Rear Defogger Switch
  • Rear Window Defogger Grid
  • Heater
  • Heater and A/C Control Module
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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: INFORMATION ON CURB PARK ASSIST AND MEMORY RELATED ISSUES ON OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS
    Vehicle: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD WT 6.6 V8 DIESEL

    Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors
  • Document: ACDELCO REPLACEMENT BATTERY WARRANTY PROCEDURES - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1985 Buick Century Estate Wagon 2.8 V6 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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