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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+

General Service Domestic Vehicles -> 1994-95 -> Leak Test -> Electronic Leak Detectors -> Flame-Type (Halide) Leak Detectors -> Fluid Leak Detectors
Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8 V6 GAS

General Service Domestic Vehicles1994-95 Leak Test Testing the refrigerant system for leaks is one of the most important phases of troubleshooting. One or more of the methods outlined will prove useful in detecting leaks or checking connections if service work is performed. Before beginning any leak test, attach a manifold gauge set and note pressure. If little or no pressure is indicated, a partial charge must be installed. Check all connections, compressor head gasket, oil filler plug and compressor shaft seal for leaks. R-12 leak detectors will not detect R-134a leaks. For R-134a system an electronic type leak detecto...

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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 -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Brake System Bleed -> System Priming -> Wheel Bleeding Sequence
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6 V8 CNG

Disc BrakesRear Disc Brakes & Parking BrakesBrake System BleedPressure bleeding is recommended for all hydraulic disc brake systems.The disc brake hydraulic system can be bled manually or with pressure bleeding equipment. The brake pedal will require more pumping and frequent inspecting of fluid level in master cylinder during bleeding operation.Do not use brake fluid drained from the hydraulic system when bleeding the brakes. Be sure the disc brake pistons are returned to their normal positions and the shoe and lining assemblies are properly seated. Before driving the vehicle, inspect brake operation to be sure a firm pedal has been ob...

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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 -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & Storm -> Engine Fuel Pressure Service Port -> Engines Less Fuel Pressure Service Port
Vehicle: 1990 Buick Century Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

General Motors Corp./Saturn Passenger CarsFuel Pressure ReliefExcept Aveo, LaCrosse, LeMans (1988-93), Malibu & Malibu Maxx (2004-05), Metro, Nova, Prizm, Spectrum & StormDo 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 spray of fuel.After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strateg...

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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 U-JOINT, Replace -> Assemble -> Disassemble
Vehicle: 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.4 L4 GAS

Suzuki2009 Grand Vitara 2.4LDRIVESHAFT U-JOINT, ReplaceDisassemblePlace match marks on flange yoke and shaft.Using snap ring plier, remove 2 circlips.Using special tool 09926-48010 or equivalent, push spider bearing race out 0.12 - 0.16 in. from shaft yoke race. Before pushing it out, apply penetrate lubricant between bearing race and yoke race.Tapping yoke with a hammer, completely remove bearing race.Take out bearing race on other side in same way as in Step 3 and 4.Push out bearing race on flange yoke side as described in Step 2 and 3, and then, holding bearing race in a vise, tap flange yoke and take out race.Remove ...

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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: 2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1 V6 GAS

Buick1999-04 Regal & 1999-05 CenturyDescriptionThe TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) warns the driver when a large change in the air pressure of one tire is present while the vehicle is being driven. The TPMS uses the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module), BCM (Body Control Module), ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) wheel speed sensor inputs, instrument panel fuse block Reset button and the instrument panel cluster to perform the functions of the system.The software used to calculate the relative tire pressure differences is contained in the EBCM. This software requires approximately 30 minutes of straight line driving in each of ...

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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: 1995 Volkswagen Jetta III GLS 2.0 L4 GAS

Volkswagen1995-97 Jetta 2.0LAlternator, ReplaceObtain audio coded anti-theft code.Disconnect wiring connectors from alternator.Remove serpentine drive belt, using a suitable removal tool.Remove alternator mounting bolts, then the alternator.Remove serpentine b...

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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 -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1999-2007 Silverado, Sierra, 2000-07 Denali, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, 2001-07 Escalade & 2002-07 Avalanche
Vehicle: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4.8 V8 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceGeneral Motors Corp./Saturn1999-2007 Silverado, Sierra, 2000-07 Denali, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL, 2001-07 Escalade & 2002-07 AvalancheUnder 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

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

Infiniti -> Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 2006 Infiniti FX35 3.5 V6 GAS

InfinitiFour Wheel Drive (4WD) Warning LampWhen the ignition switch is placed in the on position, the 4WD warning lamp will light as a bulb check but should go off soon after the engine is started. If a malfunction in the 4WD ...

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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: 1992 Buick Skylark Gran Sport 3.3 V6 GAS

Buick1992-93 Skylark 3.3LRadiator, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable.Drain cooling system.Remove air intake duct assembly.Disconnect upper transaxle cooler line.Disconnect upper radiator hose.Lower transaxle cooler line.Disconnect cooling fan electrical connector, then remove cooling fan mounting bolts.Remove cool...

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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: 2004 Toyota Tacoma 2.7 L4 GAS

Toyota1995-2009 Tacoma 2.7LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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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+.

Underbody Components Diagram for 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 V6 FLEX

Components on diagram:
  • Connector C-331
Communications Network Diagram for 2002 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
  • Engine Control Module
  • Generic Electronic Module
  • Voice Activated Control Module

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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 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Data Link Connector
  • Combination Meter
  • Left Front Seat Assembly
  • Occupant Classification ECU
  • Can Transceiver Circuit
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • SRS ECU
  • A/C ECU
  • Hands Free Module
  • Satellite Radio Unit
  • Wireless 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: TOOL - SNAP RING REMOVER/INSTALLER (THM 700-R4)
Vehicle: 1988 Chevrolet R20 Suburban 7.4 V8 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Tools, Equipment
Document: SIR - WARRANTY RETURN OF LIVE INFLATOR MODULES
Vehicle: 1991 GMC K3500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.7 V8 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags

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