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Plano Auto Repair Do It Yourself provides automotive consumers and do it yourselfers; the most comprehensive repair information about car and truck repair procedures including engine diagrams, wiring diagrams, repair work estimating measures, technical service bulletins, auto body work guidance, starter & alternator replacement procedures, serpentine belt replacement procedures, radiator & hose replacement procedures, tune-up & drivability specifications, quick lube illustrations, preventive maintenance guide, engine light reset instructions, parts removal and install procedures, fuel filter replacement directions, component location diagrams, air filter locations & replacement instructions, a/c system specifications, and general auto service procedures. You don't have to be a car mechanic or technician to know how to fix your automobile. Try the Automotix DIY solution today!

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 -> Evaporator Core, Replace -> 2.3L, 3.0L & 4.0L Engines -> 5.0L Engine -> Aerostar -> Auxiliary Evaporator -> Bronco & 1996 F-Series -> Econoline -> Expedition & 1997 F-Series -> Explorer, Mountaineer & Ranger -> Front -> Rear -> Standard Evaporator -> Villager -> Windstar
Vehicle: 1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Super 5.4 V8 GAS

Component Replacement & AdjustmentLight Duty Trucks & Vans Evaporator Core, ReplaceEconoline Standard Evaporator Recover refrigerant as outlined under . Disconnect and remove auxiliary battery, if equipped. Disconnect electrical connector and vacuum hoses from manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor. Disconnect evaporator outlet line from suction accumulator/drier. Remove screw attaching condenser to evaporator tube, then disconnect condenser to evaporator tube from inlet. Remove support bracket by removing bolt from fender apron extension and two screws from evaporator case. Remove evaporator co...

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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+.

POWER BRAKE UNITS -> ADJUSTMENTS -> Brake Pedal Height & Freeplay
Vehicle: 1995 Toyota MR2 2.0 L4 GAS

POWER BRAKE UNITSPOWER BRAKE UNITSADJUSTMENTSBrake Pedal Height & FreeplayRefer to Fig. for pedal height and freeplay references.Loosen stop light switch, then the clevis locknut.Adjust pedal height by turning pushrod.Tighten locknut an...

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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+.

Isuzu -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1988-04 Amigo, Axiom, Pickup, Rodeo, Trooper & VehiCROSS -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5 V6 GAS

IsuzuFuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance1988-04 Amigo, Axiom, Pickup, Rodeo, Trooper & VehiCROSSNormal ServiceService interval n...

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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 -> Front -> Front, All Except NP8 Axle -> Front, NP8 Axle -> One Piece Driveshaft -> Rear -> Three Piece Driveshaft -> Two Piece Driveshaft
Vehicle: 1991 GMC C1500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

GMC1990-91 C1500 4.3LDRIVESHAFT, ReplaceFrontFront, All Except NP8 AxleRaise 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

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

Ford2009 Crown VictoriaDescriptionThe 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+.

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3 V8 DIESEL

Ford Truck1997-2001 E-350 Econoline 7.3LStarter, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable.Raise and support vehicle.Disconnect starter motor electrical connectors.Remove B+ and S nuts.Remove battery cable.Remove starter solenoid wire.Remove starter motor ground cable nut and starter motor ground cable....

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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 -> Porsche -> 2005-09 Boxster, Cayman & 911
Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6 H6 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServicePorsche2005-09 Boxster, Cayman & 911On 2005-07 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 20,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.On 2008-09 models, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 36,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.Open the luggage compartment lid.Remove the battery cover.Remove the right plenum chamber cover.Loosen the telephone antenna at the two top retaining screws and remove the two bottom retaining screws, then...

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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+.

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Diesel Engine Air Filter Restriction Warning System -> E-Series
Vehicle: 2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0 V8 DIESEL

Ford Motor Co. TrucksDiesel Engine Air Filter Restriction Warning SystemE-SeriesThese models have an air filter restriction gauge located on the clean air side of the air cleaner upper housing. It has a colored indicator which alerts the operator ...

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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

Honda2006-07 Accord 3.0LCoolant Hose, ReplaceLowerDrain 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 -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 2000 Land Rover Range Rover 4.6 V8 GAS

Land Rover1996-2002 Range Rover 4.6LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRemovalRemove upper fan cowl.Relieve drive belt tension by turning belt tensioner clockwise.Remove belt from alternator pulley, then release tensioner pulley.Remove drive belt. If reusing belt, mark direction of rotation on belt.InstallationClean drive belt pu...

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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+.

LH Front Door & A-Pillar Diagram for 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Ground G-200
  • Door Lock Switch
  • Ground G-201
  • LH Front Door Lock Motor
  • LH Front Power Window Motor
Rear Body Components Diagram for 2005 BMW 760I 6.0 V12 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • B35
  • B36
  • E81
  • B37
  • E43

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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 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Brake Pedal Position Switch
  • Floor Shifter
1994 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • Convenience Center
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Dome Lamp
  • Headlight 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: IAC - REV CODE 35/CHART C-2 - SUPERIOR TESTING W/KIT
Vehicle: 1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7 V8 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Fuel Sys, Driveability, Filters (Air & Fuel)
Document: DOOR HANDLES - WIND NOISE/COLD AIR - NEW SEAL ASSY'S
Vehicle: 1985 GMC C15/C1500 Pickup 6.2 V8 DIESEL

Symptoms:
  • Noise

Auto Systems:
  • Glass, Doors, Hood, Decklid, Tailgate, Liftgate, Locks

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