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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+

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> A/C SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS & TESTING -> 1992 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT -> 1993 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT -> 3.1L Engine Less Rear A/C -> 3800 Engine & 3.1L Engine w/Rear A/C -> ASTRO/SAFARI, C, G, K & P SERIES; S & T SERIES w/2.8L & 4.3L ENGINES -> S SERIES w/2.5L ENGINE -> TRACKER
Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet G30 VAN 6.2 V8 DIESEL

Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & TestingLight Duty Trucks & Vans A/C SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS & TESTING ASTRO/SAFARI, C, G, K & P SERIES; S & T SERIES w/2.8L & 4.3L ENGINES Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis. S SERIES w/2.5L ENGINE Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis. TRACKER Refer to Fig. , for A/C system performance diagnosis. 1992 LUMINA APV, SILHOUETTE & TRANS SPORT 3.1L Engine Less Rear A/C Refe...

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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+.

NISSAN, POWER BRAKE UNITS -> TROUBLESHOOTING
Vehicle: 1990 Nissan 300ZX 3.0 V6 GAS

NISSAN, POWER BRAKE UNITSNISSAN, POWER BRAKE UNITSTROUBLESHOOTINGWith engine off, depress brake pedal several times. There should be no change in pedal stroke.With brake pedal depressed, start engine. Pedal should go down slightly.Run engine for two minutes, then turn engine off. Depress brake pedal slowly several times.Pe...

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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 -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1988-95 C/K, G & R/V Series w/Gasoline Engine -> Heavy Duty Emissions -> Light Duty Emissions -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1992 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra 7.4 V8 GAS

General Motors Corp./Saturn Light Trucks, SUVs & VansFuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance1988-95 C/K, G & R/V Series w/Gasoline EngineLight Duty EmissionsNormal ServiceReplace every 60,000 milesSevere ServiceRep...

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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: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3 V8 GAS

Chevrolet Truck2007-08 Silverado 1500 5.3LCV 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 drive s...

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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: 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.8 V6 GAS

Mitsubishi2006-08 Eclipse 3.8LAlternator, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable.Raise vehicle on suitable lift.Remove bolts and plug securing lefthand engine undercover.Rotate or lift belt tensioner arm clockwise, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from drive belt.Remove drive belt.Remove alternator electrical connectors from back of alternator.Remove bolt securing wiring harness bracket then set bracket aside.Remove A/C compressor bolts from A/C bracket. Do...

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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 -> 2003-09 CTS
Vehicle: 2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6 V6 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceGeneral Motors Corp./Saturn2003-09 CTSOn 2003-07 models, under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 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 25,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.Open the hood.Remove the rear hood seal from flange on the passenger side air inlet grille panel.Remove the four screws retaining the passenger side air inlet grille panel to the cowl panel.Lift the passenger side air inlet grille panel and pull inward to...

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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/Service Engine Soon Indicator Lamp -> Diesel Electronic Control System
Vehicle: 2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6 V8 DIESEL

General Motors Corp./Saturn TrucksCheck Engine/Service Engine Soon Indicator LampDiesel Electronic Control SystemThe Check Engine/Service Engine Soon Lamp should light when the ignition is turned On. When the engine is started, the lamp should go off. If the lamp remains on after the engine is started, the self diagnosis system has detected a problem and has stored a code in the system Electronic Control Module (...

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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+

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2008 Audi A5 Quattro 3.2 V6 GAS

Audi2008 A5 Quattro 3.2LCoolant Hose, ReplaceLowerDrain coolant into a suitable container.Reposition hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.Reposition hose clamp at thermostat housing and remove hose.Remove hose from vehicle.Reverse procedure ...

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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: 1990 GMC G15/G1500 VAN Rally 4.3 V6 GAS

GMC1990-95 G15/G1500 Van 4.3LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRotate tensioner counterclockwise, using a 1/2 inch breaker bar with a socket placed on tensioner ...

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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+.

Rear Trim Panel Diagram for 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 5.3 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Indicator
  • Trim Panel
Sunload Sensor/Daytime Running Lamp,Ambient Light Sensor Diagram for 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6 V8 DIESEL

Components on diagram:
  • Sun Load Sensor
  • Daytime Running Lamp Ambient Light Sensor
  • Instrument Panel Upper Trim Panel

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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.

2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Passlock Sensor
  • Ignition Lock Cylinder Case
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Body Control Module
  • Window Door Lock Switch Front Passenger
  • Window Door Lock Switch Driver
  • Mini Wedge Front Passenger
  • Mini Wedge Driver

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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: WARRANTY ADMIN - GUIDELINES FOR CLAIMING C0034 - WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT - REVISED
Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8 V8 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
Document: NO REVERSE, SECOND GEAR OR FOURTH GEAR - 4L60-E
Vehicle: 1997 GMC C2500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.5 V8 DIESEL

Symptoms:
  • Driveability
  • Inoperative, No Response

Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter

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