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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+

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code Identification -> Electrical Symbol Identification -> Domestic Vehicles
Vehicle: 1992 GMC K1500 Pickup Sierra XC 5.0 V8 GAS

Electrical Symbol & Wire Color Code IdentificationElectrical Symbol Identification Domestic V...

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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, GENERAL MOTORS -> Bendix Brake Boosters -> POWER BRAKE UNIT, Replace -> 1990-91 C & K SERIES -> ASTRO VAN & SAFARI VAN -> CABALLERO & EL CAMINO -> FULL SIZE EXCEPT 1990-91 C & K SERIES
Vehicle: 1991 GMC G35/G3500 VAN Vandura 7.4 V8 GAS

POWER BRAKE UNITS, GENERAL MOTORSBendix Brake BoostersPOWER BRAKE UNIT, ReplaceCABALLERO & EL CAMINOPump brake pedal several times with engine off to deplete accumulator of fluid.Remove two nuts attaching master cylinder to booster, then move master cylinder away from booster with brake lines attached.Remove three hydraulic lines from booster. Plug and cap all lines and outlets.Remove retainer and washer securing booster pushrod to brake pedal arm.Remove four nuts attaching booster unit to dash panel.From engine compartment, loosen booster from dash panel and move booster pushrod inboard until it disconnects from brake pedal arm. Remove spring wa...

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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 Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> C/K, G & R/V Series w/6.2L, 6.5L & 6.6L Diesel Engines
Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet G3500 VAN 6.5 V8 DIESEL

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & VansComponent LocationsC/K, G & R/V Series w/6.2L, 6.5L & 6.6L Diesel...

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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
Vehicle: 2005 BMW X5 4.4I 4.4 V8 GAS

BMW2004-06 X5 4.4LDRIVESHAFT, ReplaceDo not move vehicle with engine power once driveline shaft has been removed.Remove complete exhaust system bolts and nuts.Remove rear heat shield.Remove bolts from transmission companion flange.Remove driveshaft rear axle nuts.Press constant velocity joint off drive flange using suitable tool. Do not let driveline shaft fall into joints. Joints and rubber sleeve can be damaged on constant velocity joint. Grip driveline shaft at center b...

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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+.

Diagnosis & Testing -> Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes -> Intermittent & Poor Connections -> Intermittents -> Poor Connections
Vehicle: 2008 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS63 AMG 6.3 V8 GAS

Mercedes-BenzC, CL, CLK & CLS-SeriesDiagnosis & TestingAccessing Diagnostic Trouble CodesConnect a suitably programmed STAR DIAGNOSIS scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector) and follow manufacturer's instructions.Clearing Diagnostic Trouble CodesConnect a suitably programmed STAR DIAGNOSIS scan tool to DLC (Data Link Connector), and follow manufacturer's instructions.Intermittent & Poor ConnectionsIntermittentsMost intermittents are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following:Wiring broken inside insulation.Poor connection between male and female terminal at connector.Poor terminal to wire connect...

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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: 1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 L4 GAS

Volkswagen1999-2000 Golf 2.0LAlternator, ReplaceDisconnect wiring connectors from alternator.Remove serpentine drive belt.Remove alternator mounting bolts, then the alternator.Remove serpentine belt pulle...

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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 Silverado 2500 HD 8.1 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+.

Mazda -> Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) -> 1993-95 MX-5 Miata
Vehicle: 1995 Mazda Miata 1.8 L4 GAS

MazdaMalfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)1993-95 MX-5 MiataThe MIL is located in the instrument panel. If the engine/emission control module detects a monitored device malfunction, the MIL will stay on with the engine running. This lamp indicates a pr...

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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+

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup 5.4 V8 GAS

Ford Truck2002-06 F-250 Pickup 5.4LHeater Hose, ReplaceInletDrain cooling system into a suitable container.Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at heater inlet tube.Remove hose from heater inlet tube.Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.Remove hose from vehicle.Reverse procedure to ins...

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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: 1994 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 3.2 L6 GAS

Mercedes Benz1994-2005 E320 3.2LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRemove viscous fan clutch.Swivel tensioning pulley clockw...

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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 2007 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK350 3.5 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Wheel Speed Sensor
  • L6/3
Precharge Pump Diagram for 2006 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Brake Pressure Differential Switch
  • Frame
  • Precharge Pump Connector
  • Master Cylinder Fluid Reservoir
  • Brake Pressure Differential Switch Connector

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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.

2003 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 4.0 W8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Rear Window Defogger Switch
  • Heated Rear Window
  • Heated Rear Windshield Indicator Lamp
  • Rear Window Defogger Switch Lamp
2001 Volvo S60 2.4 L5 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • A/C Relay
  • Engine Control Module
  • A/C Pressure Sensor

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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: HDM A/T - EVALUATING PEENED SPACER PLATES
Vehicle: 1991 GMC G15/G1500 VAN Vandura 4.3 V6 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
Document: LABOR OPERATION ASSIGNMENTS FOR ALL CONTROL MODULE REPROGRAMMING - REVISED
Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 5.3 V8 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids

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