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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+

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Compressor, Replace -> 3.0L DOHC Engine -> 3.0L Overhead Valve Engine -> 3.8L Engine -> 4.6L Engine -> Continental -> Cougar -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort -> Focus -> LS & Thunderbird -> Mustang -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0 L4 GAS

Component Replacement & AdjustmentPassenger Cars Compressor, ReplaceContinental Remove radiator upper sight shield. Recover refrigerant as outlined under . Relieve tension by loosening idler pulley and remove drive belt. Raise and support vehicle, then remove pin-type retainers, mounting screws and radiator air deflector. Disconnect pressure transducer electrical connector. Loosen mounting bolt, then remove manifold and tube. Cap or plug lines and openings. Disconnect compressor electrical connector. Remove mounting bolts and compressor. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:...

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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 -> Delco-Moraine Brake Boosters -> POWER BRAKE UNIT REPLACEMENT -> Astro & Safari -> C & K Series -> Full Size Except C & K Series -> Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> S/T Series & Bravada
Vehicle: 1993 GMC C3500 Pickup Sierra XC 6.2 V8 DIESEL

Power Brake UnitsDelco-Moraine Brake BoostersPOWER BRAKE UNIT REPLACEMENTAstro & SafariDisconnect master cylinder from power brake unit.Disconnect power brake unit pushrod from brake pedal.Remove power brake unit retaining nuts and the power brake unit.Reverse procedure to install.Full Size Except C & K SeriesRemove master cylinder attaching nuts and position master cylinder aside. Do not disconnect brake lines from cylinder.Disconnect power brake unit pushrod from brake pedal.Remove attaching nuts, then the power brake unit.Reverse procedure to install.S/T Series & BravadaDisconnect master cylinder assembly and vacuum hose from power br...

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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+.

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & Vans -> Component Locations -> 1996-06 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3 V6 GAS

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & VansComponent Locations1996-06 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyage...

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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 -> Rear
Vehicle: 2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2 L6 GAS

Land Rover2004-05 Freelander 2.5LDRIVESHAFT, ReplaceAlways remove the propeller shafts and viscous coupling as an assembly. Dismantling the individual units on the vehicle may cause damage to the components.Never unbolt the viscous coupling support bearings from the body without first detaching the propeller shafts at the differential and IRD. The weight of the center section will pull the CV joint apart, causing irreparable damage.Never allow the CV joint to be manipulated to an acute angle. This will cause the internal roller bearings to break up, leading to excessive backlash and CV joint failure.Raise vehicle on a four-po...

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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 -> Tire Pressure Sensor Initiation -> TPMS Receiver
Vehicle: 2007 KIA Sorento EX 3.8 V6 GAS

Kia2007-08 SorentoRelearn ProceduresTire Pressure Sensor InitiationUsing Kia TPMS exciter tool, or equivalent, read the four tire pressure sensor IDs starting with sensor 1 the LH front wheel.Read the remaining sensors in the following order:Sensor 2, RH front wheel.Sensor 3, LH rear wheel.Sensor 4, RH rear wheel.Connect the Kia exciter tool, or equivalent, to the DLC (Data Link Connector) located under the LH side of the instrument panel.Using the tool, register the four sensor IDs to the TPMS receiver.Disconnect the tool from the DLC.Place the ignition switch in the Off position for 3 minutes, then turn the i...

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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: 1993 Honda Civic SI 1.6 L4 GAS

Honda1993-96 Civic 1.6LAlternator, ReplaceDisconnect battery ground cable, then disconnect positive cable.Disconnect 4-P connector from alternator.Remove terminal nut and BLK (WHT) wire from B terminal.Remove upper mount bracket nut and engine wire harness.Remove through bolt nut a...

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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+.

Ford Motor Co. Trucks -> Air Bag Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup 4.6 V8 GAS

Ford Motor Co. TrucksAir Bag Warning LampThis lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If the Air Bag warning ...

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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: 1992 Dodge Daytona Iroc R/T 2.2 L4 GAS

Dodge1992-93 Daytona 2.2LRadiator, ReplaceDo not attempt to remove radiator cap or service cooling system while engine is hot.Disconnect battery ground cables.Drain cooling system.Remove hose clamps and hoses.Remove coolant reserve system tank to filler neck tube.Disconnect fan electrical connector, then remove fan and fan support....

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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 -> Air Conditioning -> Alternator -> Power Steering
Vehicle: 1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8 L4 GAS

Acura1990-2001 Integra 1.8LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceAlternatorDisconnect battery ground cable from battery.Loosen upper mounting nut.Loosen lower mounting bolt and adjustment locknut.Remove A/C compressor drive and alternator drive belt.Clean and inspect belt surfaces of all pulleys.Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:Torque upper alternator adjusting nut to 17 ft. lbs.Torque lower alternator adjusting nut to 33 ft. lbs.Air ConditioningDisconnect battery ground cable from battery.Loosen adjust pulley bracket pivot bolt and adjusting bolt.Remove A/C compressor drive belt from pulleys.On models equippe...

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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 2003 MERCEDES-BENZ SL55 AMG 5.5 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • G3/5
  • Oxygen Sensor
Underbody Components Diagram for 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LT 5.3 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Ground G390

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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.

1986 Buick Regal Limited 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Radio Capacitor
  • In Car Sensor
  • Ambient Sensor
  • A/C Control Head
1986 Buick Regal Limited 5.0 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor
  • Blower
  • Pressure Cycling Switch
  • A/C Cutout 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: INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LOCK CONTROL FUNCTION - REVISED
Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Beretta 3.1 V6 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
Document: WARRANTY PROCEDURE - REPLACEMENT OF ENGINE CONTROL UNITS - REVISED
Vehicle: 1998 MERCEDES-BENZ C43 AMG 4.3 V8 GAS

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

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