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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+

Compressor Service -> Compressor Clutch Service -> 10P13 & FS-10 -> Clutch Field Coil, Replace -> Clutch Hub & Pulley, Replace -> FS-10 & 10P13 -> Installation -> Panasonic -> Removal -> SD-7H15
Vehicle: 1996 Mercury Tracer LTS 1.8 L4 GAS

Compressor ServiceCompressor Service Compressor Clutch Service Clutch Hub & Pulley, Replace 10P13 & FS-10 Removal Holding clutch plate with a suitable spanner wrench, Figs. and , remove clutch hub retaining nut or bolt, Figs. and . On models where clutch plate is retained with a nut, remove clutch hub and shims from compressor shaft using hub remover tool No. T80L-19703-B, or equivalent, Fig. . On models where clutch plate is retained by a bolt, lift assembly and shims from compressor. If necessary, thread a suitable bolt into clutch plate hub to break hub free of shaft, Fig. . ...

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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 -> Girling/Lucas Single Piston w/Dual Mounting Bolts, Front -> Brake Pad Service
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Beetle 1.9 L4 DIESEL

Disc BrakesGirling/Lucas Single Piston w/Dual Mounting Bolts, FrontBrake Pad ServiceAlways remove some brake fluid from master cylinder reservoir prior to installing new pads. When caliper piston is pushed back, fluid is forced out of caliper and into reservoir. After pads are installed and seated, fill reservoir to MAX mark.Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheels.Using open end wrench to hold guide pin head, Fig. , remove lower caliper mounting bolt.Swing caliper upward, then remove brake pads.Pu...

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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+.

Toyota -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1986-06 Models -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1995 Toyota Paseo 1.5 L4 GAS

ToyotaFuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance1986-06 ModelsNormal ServiceService as r...

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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 -> Left Side -> Right Side
Vehicle: 2006 Volvo XC70 2.5 L5 GAS

Volvo2004-07 XC70 2.5LCV AXLE SHAFT, ReplaceLeft SideRaise and support vehicle on lift.Remove hub cap.Remove front wheel lug nuts.Remove bolt for wheel hub driveshaft.Tap end of drive shaft approximately 15-20mm into wheel hub.Remove anti-roll bar strut from spring strut.Counterhold ball joint pinion so that ball joint boot cannot turn.Detach brake hose from its mounting lug in spring strut.Detach ABS line from its mounting lug in wheel arch.Slacken off nut for ball joint for control arm. Before removing the nuts from the ball joints, clean the exposed threads of rust. Lubricate using rust solvent before removing t...

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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+.

Relearn Procedures
Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6 H6 GAS

Porsche2005-08 911Relearn ProceduresTo relearn tire pressure monitor system, select tire type and size under instrument cluste...

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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: 1996 Buick Skylark Custom 2.4 L4 GAS

Buick1996-98 Skylark 2.4LStarter, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable.Remove air induction tube as required.Disconnect coolant fan connector and remove coolant fan.Remove oil filter and intake manifold brace.Remove starter 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 -> Hyundai -> 2006-09 Sonata
Vehicle: 2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3 V6 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceHyundai2006-09 SonataOn 2006-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.On 2008-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 10,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.Remove the passenger side instrument panel end cap.Disconnect the glove compartment damper rod, Fig. .Open the glove compartment door.Remove the two glove compartment stop...

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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+.

General Motors Corp./Saturn Trucks -> Check Engine Oil Level ->
Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet P30 VAN 6.2 V8 DIESEL

General Motors Corp./Saturn TrucksCheck Engine Oil LevelThis system is used to indicate a low engine oil level condition. The lamp should light during engine starting. If oil level is sufficient, the lamp should go off when engine is operating. If oil level is low the...

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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: 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5 L5 GAS

Volkswagen2006-08 Rabbit 2.5LHeater Hose, ReplaceInletDrain coolant into a suitable container.Reposition hose clamp at heater core and remove hose.Reposition hose clamp at coolant connection and remove hose.Remove hose from vehicle.Reverse procedur...

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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: 1997 Toyota 4runner Limited 3.4 V6 GAS

Toyota1996-2002 4Runner 3.4LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRaise and support vehicle.Remove power steering pump drive belt.Remove engine under cover.Loosen idle pulley lock nut.Loosen drive belt tensi...

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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+.

Lower LH Side Of Engine Diagram for 2006 BMW 330XI 3.0 L6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • X2027
  • X2026
  • Cable Shoe Starter
Engine Compartment Splices Diagram for 1991 Dodge Caravan 3.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Splice Z-1
  • Splice Z-13
  • Splice X-2
  • Splice A21-4

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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.

2004 BMW X5 4.8IS 4.8 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Starter
  • Engine Control Module
  • Electronic Immobilizer Control Unit
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Liftglass Ajar Switch
  • Rear Window Wiper Module
  • Liftgate Ajar Switch- Left
  • Liftgate Ajar Switch- Right

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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: GLOW PLUG SYSTEM - DIAGNOSIS (6.2L DSL) - *85-56/06
Vehicle: 1987 Chevrolet V30 Pickup 6.2 V8 DIESEL

Auto Systems:
  • Ignition, Electronic Ignition
Document: IMPORTANCE OF CHASSIS LUBRICATION
Vehicle: 1993 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.4 V6 GAS

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

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