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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 -> Application Chart -> Light Trucks & Vans
Vehicle: 1999 GMC Savana 1500 4.3 V6 GAS

Compressor ServiceApplication ChartLight Tru...

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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 -> Dakota & Durango -> Brake Pad Service -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 V8 GAS

Disc BrakesDakota & DurangoBrake Pad ServiceRemovalClean master cylinder reservoir and filler caps, then remove caps and drain approximately 1/4 of fluid from reservoir using a suitable suction tool.Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheel.Using a large c-clamp positioned over caliper body and outboard brake pad, bottom caliper piston by threading clamp screw inward upon outboard pad.Remove caliper slide pins, then the caliper with brake pads attached.Remove outboard brake pad by prying one end of retainer spring,. Fig. , away from caliper, then tilt pad upward and rotate out of caliper.Remove inboard pad by t...

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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+.

Volkswagen -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Gasoline Engines -> Models w/Fitting Or Union Bolt Connection -> Models w/Fuel Hose Connection
Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen Passat 2.8 V6 GAS

VolkswagenFuel Filter ReplacementGasoline EnginesModels w/Fuel Hose ConnectionDo 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.After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveabilty symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy.Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft protection code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable.Disconnect the battery ground cable.On models equipped with underbody moun...

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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
Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet K2500 Pickup 5.7 V8 GAS

Chevrolet Truck1992-96 K2500 Pickup 5.7LCV AXLE SHAFT, ReplaceRaise and support vehicle.Remove wheel and tire assembly.Remove drive axle center cap, if equipped.Insert a drift or large screwdriver through brake caliper into one of the brake rotor vanes in order to prevent drive axle wheel drive shaft from turning.Remove nut and washer from hub. Do not reuse nut. A new nut must be used when installing wheel drive shaft.Using axle remover tool No. J 45859 or equivalent, press wheel drive shaft from hub.Remove bolts securing wheel dr...

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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: 2008 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 V6 GAS

Nissan2007-08 AltimaDescriptionThe TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) is controlled by the Body Control Module (BCM). The BCM receives its tire pressure signal from the tire pressure receiver. The tire pressure receiver receives its t...

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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 -> 2003-07 Ion, 2005-09 Cobalt & 2007-09 G5
Vehicle: 2003 Saturn ION 2.2 L4 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceGeneral Motors Corp./Saturn2003-07 Ion, 2005-09 Cobalt & 2007-09 G5On 2003 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 24 months or 18,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.On 2004-09 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 15,000 miles or at Maintenance II as indicated on the DIC (Driver Information Center). In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.Open the glove compartment.Push inward at each side of the g...

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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 Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1990 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 4.3 V6 GAS

General Motors Corp./Saturn TrucksCheck Fuel Cap LampThe Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. I...

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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: 2000 Lexus SC300 3.0 L6 GAS

Lexus1997-2000 SC300 3.0LHeater Hose, ReplaceInletDisconnect battery ground cable.Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.Reposition hose clamp at heater core.Remove hose from heater core.Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing.Remove hose from thermostat housing.Remove hose from vehicle.Reverse procedure t...

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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: 1996 Toyota Camry XLE 2.2 L4 GAS

Toyota1992-2001 Camry 2.2LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceLoosen pivot bolt and adjusting lock bolt on alternator.Loosen drive belt tension by adjusting bolt on alternato...

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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 Transmission Diagram for 1989 GMC S15 Jimmy 4.3 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Speed Sensor
  • Back-Up Lamp Switch
  • Connector C157
  • Connector C163
  • Connector C164
Control Module with Indicator Unit Diagram for 2006 Audi A6 3.2 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Control Module
  • Indicator Unit
  • Instrument Panel Insert
  • J285

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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.

1997 Chevrolet K3500 Pickup 7.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • LH License Lamp
  • RH License Lamp
  • LH Rear Stop Lamp
  • RH Rear Stop Lamp
  • LH Rear Turn Lamp
1991 Chevrolet V3500 Pickup 6.2 V8 DIESEL Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Starter Motor
  • Auxiliary Battery Relay

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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: PRE-DELIVERY SERVICE - REV
Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
Document: REMOTE CONTROL KEY INOPERATIVE - REVISED
Vehicle: 2002 Audi A4 3.0 V6 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
  • Glass, Doors, Hood, Decklid, Tailgate, Liftgate, Locks

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