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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

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 GMC cars and light trucks from 1990+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> Thermostat, Replace -> 1.6L Engine -> 2.0L Engine -> 2.2L Engine -> 2.5L Engine -> 3.0L Engine -> 4.8L, 5.3L & 6.0L Engines -> 8.1L Engine -> Astro & Safari -> Aztek -> Bravada, S & T Series -> C & K Series -> G Series -> Montana, Silhouette & Venture -> Rendezvous -> Tracker -> Vue
Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0 V8 GAS

Astro & Safari
  • Drain coolant into suitable container, to a level below thermostat.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly.
  • Disconnect ground lead from coolant outlet.
  • Remove bolt/stud and bolt on coolant outlet.
  • Remove coolant outlet.
  • Remove thermostat.
  • Reverse procedure to install.
Aztek
  • Remove air cleaner and duct assembly.
  • Drain cooling system into suitable container until level is below thermostat.
  • Remove crossover exhaust pipe.
  • Remove radiator hose from thermostat housing.
  • Remove thermostat housing an...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Includes anti-lock brakes, disc, drum, power and hydraulic brake services diagnostics and procedures for domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks from 1990+.

Disc Brakes -> Delco Dual Piston Sliding Caliper -> Precautions -> Brake Disc Service -> Brake Lines & Linings -> Brake Roughness -> General
Vehicle: 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 HD 6.0 V8 GAS

Brake Lines & Linings

Remove one of the front wheels and inspect the brake disc, caliper and linings.

Do not allow any oil or grease on the linings. It is recommended that linings be replaced in sets when worn or damaged.

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

Brake Roughness

The most common cause of brake chatter on disc brakes is a variation in thickness of the disc. If roughness or vibration is encountered during highway operation or if pedal pumping is experienced at low speeds, the disc may have excessive thickness v...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Fuel filter replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. for 1980+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines Except Equinox, Montana SV6, Relay, Rendezvous w/3.6L Engine, Terraza, Uplander & Vue (2004-06) & 2004-06 Envoy, Rainier & TrailBlazer -> Returnless Fuel System
Vehicle: 1996 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

Returnless Fuel System

On models equipped with fuel injected engines, relieve fuel system pressure as outlined under "Fuel System Pressure Relief."

On models equipped with metal collar quick disconnect connectors, GM tool No. J37088-A, or equivalent, will be required to disconnect the connector. Pri...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

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

DRIVESHAFT, Replace -> Front -> Front, All Except NP8 Axle -> Front, NP8 Axle -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Three Piece Driveshaft -> Two Piece Driveshaft
Vehicle: 1997 GMC K2500 Pickup Sierra 5.7 V8 GAS

Front

Front, All Except NP8 Axle
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove front differential carrier shield, if used.
  • Reference mark relationship of propeller shaft to front axle and transfer case flange.
  • Remove bolts and retainers from front axle.
  • Remove bolts and retainers from transfer case.
  • Remove propeller shaft. When removing propeller shaft, do not attempt to remove shaft by pounding on yoke ears or using a tool between yoke and universal joint. If propeller shaft is removed by using such means, injection joints may fracture and lead to premature failure of joint.
  • Compress propeller...

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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

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 GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from mid 1990's+.

Component Replacement -> Installation -> Removal -> Tire Pressure Sensor
Vehicle: 2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6 V6 GAS

Tire Pressure Sensor

Each tire pressure sensor has an internal power supply which has a service life of 10 years.

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.
    • R...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

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

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 GMC C1500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air inlet duct, if required.
  • Disconnect terminal plug and battery lead connections from back of alternator.
  • Remove upper fan shroud mounting bolts and fan shroud.
  • Remove accessory drive belt using suitable 3/8 i...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Cabin air filter locations and replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. as equipped to the current model year.

Cabin Air Filter Service -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1999-2007 Silverado, Sierra, 2000-07 Denali, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, 2001-07 Escalade & 2002-07 Avalanche
Vehicle: 2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic SL 4.8 V8 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.

  • Remove the righthand instrument panel hush panel.
  • Remove the A/C and heater modul...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Maintenance lamp reset procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 5.7 V8 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. I...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Includes radiator, cooling and heater hose replacement procedures for domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks from 1990+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1994 GMC G25/G2500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Remove air cleaner.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove heater hose support clamp bolt.
  • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at engine.
  • Remove hose from engine.
  • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
  • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Remove air cleaner.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Remove heater hose support clamp bolt.
  • Reposition heater hose...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine belt replacement procedures with corresponding images for most domestic and imported GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3 V8 GAS

  • Rotate tensioner clockwise to release belt tension using suitable wrench, then remove belt.
  • Route belt over pulleys excep...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Typical Manual Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC C3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GASTypical Manual Transmission Diagram for 1997 GMC C3500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Transfer Case Switch
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Transfer Case
  • Engine Harness
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor Connectors
  • Outside Air Temperature Sensor Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500  5.3 V8 GASOutside Air Temperature Sensor Diagram for 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Forward Lamp Harness
  • Radiator Support
  • Ambient Light Sensor Connector
  • Front Bumper Filler
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2001 GMC Savana 3500  8.1 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2001 GMC Savana 3500 8.1 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • 2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SL 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SL 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Transmission Control Module
  • Right Backup Lamp
  • Left Backup Lamp
  • Body Control Module
  • Engine Control Module
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most GMC cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: I/M EMISSIONS DIAGNOSTIC MANUAL AVAILABLE
    Vehicle: 1995 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: CONTAMINATED R134A REFRIGERANT FOUND ON MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
    Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 3500 7.4 V8 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chemicals, Antifreeze, Additives
  • Heating, A/C, Ventilation, Defogger
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR GMC AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most GMC 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 GMC 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 GMC 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 GMC 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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