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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+.

Disc Brakes -> Caliper Service -> 1997 -> 1999-2001 -> Aerostar -> Assemble -> Cleaning & Inspection -> Disassemble -> E-150 -> Escape -> Expedition, Navigator, E-250, E-350, F-250HD, F-350, F-Super Duty, F-150 & F-250LD -> Expedition, Navigator, E-Series, F-150 & F-250LD -> Explorer, Mountaineer & Ranger -> F-250HD, F-350, E-Super Duty & F-Super Duty Series -> Front -> Inspection -> Overhaul -> Rear -> Replacement -> Villager -> Villager & Windstar -> Windstar
Vehicle: 2001 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8 GAS

Replacement

Aerostar
  • Remove and discard a portion of brake fluid from master cylinder.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Use an eight inch c-clamp to move piston back into its bore as follows:
    • Place head of c-clamp against caliper and screw end of c-clamp against outer pad below spring clip.
    • Tighten c-clamp until torque buttons just clear caliper (approximately 1/8 inch). Remove c-clamp.
  • Clean excess dirt from around pin tabs, then use caliper pin remover tool No. D89T-2196-A, or equivalent, and light hammer to drive caliper pin from caliper as follows:
    • Po...

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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+.

Volkswagen -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1999-06 Golf, Jetta, 1998-06 New Beetle & 1997 Passat w/Diesel Engines -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9 L4 DIESEL

Norma...

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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: 1990 Plymouth Colt GT 1.5 L4 GAS

  • Remove center cap and drive axle nut.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheel.
  • Disconnect lower arm ball joint and knuckle coupling, then remove strut bar and stabilizer bar from lower arm.
  • lefthand driveshaft only, remove center bearing snap ring from bearing bracket.
  • Lightly tap double offset joint outer race with a wooden hammer and disconnect drive axle from cardan joint assembly.
  • Disconnect drive axle from bearing bracket.
  • Both driveshafts, press drive axle from hub using axle shaft puller tool No. MB990241 or equivalent. When pressing drive axle from hub, use c...

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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 -> Installation -> Removal -> TPMS Sensor -> TPMS Sensor Strap & Cradle
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 5.4 V8 GAS

TPMS Sensor

Removal

Tire pressure sensors are manufactured in multiple colors based on their application. When installing a new sensor, make sure the color of the sensor being installed matches the color of the sensor that was removed. The different colored sensors are not interchangeable, Fig. .

  • Loosen the wheel and tire assembly lug nuts.
  • Raise and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  • Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  • Position the wheel and tire assembly on a suitable tire changing machine as follows:
    • On a paddle type tire machine, position the valve step at 12 o'clock or 6 ...

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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: 1995 GEO Tracker 1.6 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove battery cable retaining nut and cable from starter solenoid.
  • Remove starter solenoid electrical connector.
  • Remove starter motor upper mounting nut and bolt, then battery cable from st...

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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 -> Audi -> 1998-2004 A6, Allroad, RS6, S6 & 2000-06 TT
Vehicle: 2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8 L4 GAS

On 1998-2000 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles.

On 2001-03 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 20,000 miles.

On 2004-07 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced at 15,000 miles, then every 20,000 miles.

  • Open the hood.
  • Remove the plenum chamber cover.
  • Release the cabin air filter retaining tab ca...

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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 -> Check Engine Oil Level ->
Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet P30 VAN 6.2 V8 DIESEL

This system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low 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+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0 V6 ELECTRIC/GAS

Lower

  • Drain engine coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp and remove hose from thermostat side of water passage.
  • Reposition hose clamp and remove hose from radiator outlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reve...

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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: 1990 Oldsmobile 98 Regency 3.8 V6 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner counterclockwise, using a suitable tool to re...

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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+.

Rear Door Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ S63 AMG  6.3 V8 GASRear Door Diagram for 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ S63 AMG 6.3 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • N69/4s9
  • Seat Adjustment Changeover Switch
  • RH Side Of Luggage Compartment Diagram for 2003 BMW 325I  2.5 L6 GASRH Side Of Luggage Compartment Diagram for 2003 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Filler Flap Central Locking Drive Connector
  • M16
  • X312
  • Fuel Filler Flap Central Locking Drive
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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.

    2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Power Supply Relay
  • Generator
  • Vehicle Electrical System Control Module
  • Wiper Motor Control Module
  • 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Load Reduction Relay
  • Climatronic Control Module
  • AC Control Module
  • Instrument Cluster Control Module
  • Vehicle Electrical System 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: WARRANTY ADMIN - GUIDELINES FOR CLAIMING C0034 - WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT - REVISED
    Vehicle: 2009 GMC Canyon SLT 3.7 L5 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: 4T60 - ERRATIC REVERSE GEAR OPER - REPLACE ATX CASE
    Vehicle: 1988 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5 V8 GAS

    Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
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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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