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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+

Computer Relearn Procedures -> General Motors Corp. -> 1997-98 -> 1998-2000 -> 1998-99 -> 1999-2001 -> 1999-2002 -> 2.2L & 2.4L Engines -> 2000-02 -> 2000-04 -> 2001-02 -> 2001-04 -> 3.1L, 3.4L, 3800/3.8L, 4.0L & 4.6L Engines -> 3.5L Engine -> 5.7L Engine -> Achieva, Alero, Grand Am & Skylark -> Achieva, Cavalier, Skylark & Sunfire -> Alero & Grand Am -> Alero & Malibu -> Aurora -> Aurora, Bonneville, DeVille, LeSabre & Seville -> Aurora, Bonneville, Grand Prix, LeSabre & Park Avenue -> Auto Learn Passlock Procedure -> Body Control Module (BCM) -> Bonneville -> Bonneville, Eighty Eight, LeSabre, LSS & Park Avenue -> C & K Series w/Diesel Engine -> C & K Trucks w/Diesel Engine -> Camaro & Firebird -> Catera -> Cavalier & Sunfire -> Century -> Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Century, Impala, Intrigue, Monte Carlo & Regal -> Corvette -> Crankshaft Position System Variation Learn -> Cutlass & Malibu -> Dash Integration Module (DIM) -> DeVille -> DeVille, Eldorado & Seville -> EEPROM -> Eldorado -> Engine Control Module (ECM) -> Engine Performance -> Except Park Avenue -> Grand Am -> Grand Prix & Regal -> Impala & Monte Carlo -> Instrument Panel Integration Module (IPM) -> Intrigue -> LeSabre -> Less Tech 2 Or Techline Terminal -> Light Truck & Vans -> Park Avenue -> Passenger Cars -> Passkey Module -> Passlock Learn Procedure -> PCM -> Powertrain Control Module (PCM) -> Powertrain Control Module (PCM) & Vehicle Control Module (VCM) -> Rear Integration Module -> Riviera -> Seville -> T50/T60/T20+ -> TDC Offset Adjustment -> Theft Deterrent System Programming -> VCM -> With Tech 2 -> With Techline Terminal & Scan Tool
Vehicle: 1994 GMC K1500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

Computer Relearn ProceduresComputer Relearn Procedures General Motors Corp. Passenger Cars Body Control Module (BCM) Alero & Grand Am This procedure must be performed if the BCM, Passlock sensor or PCM is replaced. If BCM is not properly programmed, it will not control all the features properly. Ensure battery is fully charged and ignition switch is in the ON position. Connect a suitably programmed Tech II, or equivalent, scan tool to Data Link Connector (DLC). Access scan tool Special Functions menu and follow scan tool instructions to program BCM. If BCM fails to accept the pr...

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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+.

TOYOTA, POWER BRAKE UNITS -> BRAKE BOOSTER REPLACEMENT -> Cressida -> Except Cressida -> INSTALLATION -> REMOVAL
Vehicle: 1990 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0 V6 GAS

TOYOTA, POWER BRAKE UNITSTOYOTA, POWER BRAKE UNITSBRAKE BOOSTER REPLACEMENTREMOVALExcept CressidaOn models with airbag, disable airbag system as described under Airbag System Disarming.On models less airbag, disconnect battery ground cable.On all models, remove master cylinder as outlined under Master Cylinder, Replace in the Hydraulic Brake System section.On 1992 Camry and Celica models, push away charcoal vapor canister for better access.On Supra, remove cruise actuator.On Supra and 1992 Celica models, remove lower finish panel or lower pad as outlined in Dash Panel Service.Remove pedal return spring, clip, clevis pin and clevis locknut, Fi...

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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+.

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 Mustang
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus 3.0 V6 GAS

Ford Motor Co. Passenger CarsFuel Pressure ReliefExcept Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 MustangDo 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.When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the proper direction...

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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 -> Front, Bolted Inner Joint -> Front, Splined Inner Joint -> Rear
Vehicle: 2006 Audi A3 2.0 L4 GAS

Audi2006-08 A3 2.0LCV AXLE SHAFT, ReplaceFront, Bolted Inner JointRemove sound insulation.Remove drive axle bolts on wheel side.For axles with intermediate shaft, remove hex-combination bolt of drive axle threaded connection.For all axles, remove wheel.For axles with intermediate shaft, unbolt drive axle from intermediate flange.For axles without intermediate shaft, remove drive axle from transmission flange.For all axles, press CV joint out of wheel bearing unit using a brass drift (lightly tap if required).Remove drive axle.Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:Torque wheel lug nuts to 89 ft. lbs....

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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+.

Reset Procedures
Vehicle: 2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5 L4 ELECTRIC/GAS

Ford2009 Escape & Escape HybridReset ProceduresIf the system detects low tire pressure, CHECK TIRE PRESSURE lamp will illuminate. Inflating tire(s) to recommended pressure will clear the tire ...

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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: 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.8 L4 GAS

Toyota1997-2000 Corolla 1.8LAlternator, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable.Release tensioner by rotating clockwise and remove drive belt.Remove dust cap and nut, then wire harness.Disconnect e...

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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 -> Toyota -> 2003-07 Highlander & 2006-07 Highlander HV
Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3 V6 ELECTRIC/GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceToyota2003-07 Highlander & 2006-07 Highlander HVOn 2003 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 22,500 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter every 10,000 miles.On 2004-07 models, the cabin air filter should be cleaned every 18 months or 15,000 miles and replaced every 36 months or 30,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.Remove the screw retaining the eyelet clip, Fig. .Open the glove compartment door.Push inward at each side of the glove compartment door to disengage the retainers, then lower t...

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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 -> Electronic Throttle Control ->
Vehicle: 1996 Ford F-350 Pickup Super CAB 7.3 V8 DIESEL

Ford Motor Co. TrucksElectronic Throttle ControlElectronic throttle displays when the system has malfunctioned and the engine has defaulted to a limp-home operation. On vehicles equipped with ...

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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: 2003 Dodge Caravan 3.3 V6 FLEX

Dodge Truck2002-06 Caravan 3.3LRadiator, ReplaceRemove radiator upper crossmember support.Drain engine coolant into suitable container, then remove radiator fans.Disconnect coolant reserve/recovery hose.Remove vapor purge solenoid from mounting bracket, then discon...

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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: 2008 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 V6 GAS

Nissan2002-09 Maxima 3.5LSerpentine 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+.

LH Side Of Engine Compartment Diagram for 2003 BMW 325I 2.5 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Y6167
  • Individual Control Intake System Valve Connector
  • Individual Control Intake System Valve
  • X6167
RH Side Of Steering Column Diagram for 2001 BMW 330CI 3.0 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Connector Tail Light
  • X1218
  • Connector Nighttime Illumination
  • X908

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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.

2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defrost Relay
  • Rear Window Defrost Grid
  • Manual Climate Control Module
  • Battery Junction Box
  • Exterior Rear View Mirror Left Hand Side
2006 KIA Sedona LX 3.8 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Back Warning Buzzer
  • Left Back Warning Sensor
  • Right Back Warning Sensor
  • Right Center Back Warning Sensor
  • Back Warning 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: DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG - OBD
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Golf 1.9 L4 DIESEL

Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
Document: INFORMATION ON ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION GUIDELINES - REVISED
Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8 V6 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Gasoline Engines

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