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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 -> Light Duty Trucks & Vans -> EXPANSION TUBE (ORIFICE), REPLACE -> FRONT UNIT
Vehicle: 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3 V6 GAS

Component Replacement & AdjustmentLight Duty Trucks & Vans EXPANSION TUBE (ORIFICE), REPLACE FRONT UNIT Recover refrigerant from A/C system. Loosen nut at liquid line to evaporator inlet pipe connection. Carefully remove tube, using needle nose pliers or other suitable tool. If expansion tube is seized in its receptacle, remove impacted residue as completely as possible. Using a suitable heat gun or equivalent (hair dryer), apply heat to area 1/4 inches from inlet pi...

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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+.

Drum Brakes -> Adjustments -> 1992-94 -> 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> 1993-96 Astro/Safari & 1995-96 S & T Series -> 1995-96 -> Automatic Apply Parking Brakes -> Bravada, 1992 Astro/Safari & 1992-94 S & T Series -> C & K Series -> Control Rod Adjustment -> Duo-Servo Brakes -> Except 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> G-Van & P Series -> Lever Type -> Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans Sport -> Manual Parking Brake -> Non-Servo Brakes -> Optional Method -> Pedal Type -> Propeller Shaft Type -> Service Brake -> Standard Method -> Tracker
Vehicle: 1993 GMC G15/G1500 VAN Vandura 5.0 V8 GAS

Drum BrakesDrum BrakesAdjustmentsService BrakeExcept 1992-94 Lumina APV, Silhouette & Trans SportThese brakes have self-adjusting shoe mechanisms that assure correct lining-to-drum clearances at all times. The automatic adjusters operate only when the brakes are applied as the vehicle is moving rearward or when the car comes to an uphill stop.Although the brakes are self-adjusting, an initial adjustment is necessary after the brake shoes have been relined or replaced, or when the length of the adjusting screw has been changed during some other service operation.Frequent usage of an automatic transmission forward ra...

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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 -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Rampage, Scamp, 1984-2000 Caravan, Town & Country & Voyager
Vehicle: 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager LE 3.3 V6 GAS

DaimlerChrysler Corp./Jeep Light Trucks, SUVs & VansFuel Filter ReplacementRampage, Scamp, 1984-2000 Caravan, Town & Country & VoyagerDo 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.Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.After the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal driveability symptoms may occur. The vehicle may need to be driven while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy.On models equipped with fuel injected engines, 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 -> Front
Vehicle: 2010 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4 V8 FLEX

Ford Truck2009-10 Expedition 5.4LCV AXLE SHAFT, ReplaceFrontWith vehicle in NEUTRAL, position on a hoist.Remove the front wheel and tire assembly.Remove dust cap and nut from axle halfshaft.Remove upper ball joint nut and separate ball joint from steering knuckle.Remove wheel end retaining bolts from CV shaft.Remove CV shaft flange retaining bolts.Remove CV shaft f...

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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+.

Component Locations
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3 V6 FLEX

Dodge2001-07 Caravan & Grand CaravanComponent LocationsRefer to F...

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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 -> General Motors Corp./Saturn -> 1998-2005 Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & 2002-03 Rendezvous
Vehicle: 2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4 V6 GAS

Cabin Air Filter ServiceGeneral Motors Corp./Saturn1998-2005 Montana, Silhouette, Trans Sport, Venture & 2002-03 RendezvousUnder normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.Open the instrument panel compartment door.Remove the door located at the rear of the instrument panel compartment.Open the A/C and heater module access door, Fig. .Remove the first cabin air filter through the A/C and heater module access...

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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 -> Traction Control System (TCS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1992 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1 V6 GAS

General Motors Corp./Saturn TrucksTraction Control System (TCS)/Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning LampThis lamp should light for a approximately 6-8 seconds when the ignition is turned On as a bulb check. If t...

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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: 1991 Cadillac Deville Touring 4.9 V8 GAS

Cadillac1991 Deville 4.9LCoolant Hose, ReplaceLowerDrain coolant into a suitable container.Loosen hose clamp connecting hose to radiator.Loosen hose clamp connecting hose to water pump inlet.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 -> Installation -> Removal
Vehicle: 2006 Chrysler 300 2.7 V6 GAS

Chrysler2005-08 300 2.7LSerpentine Drive Belt, ReplaceRemovalRotate belt tensioner counterclockwise until it contacts a stop.Remove belt and slowly rotate tensioner into freearm position. Do not let tensioner arm snap back to freearm position. InstallationRoute belt around all pulleys except idler pulley.Rotate tensioner arm until it contacts i...

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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+.

Window Defogger System Location Diagram for 2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Defogger Relay
  • Gauge Fuse
  • Junction Box
  • Window Defogger Switch
  • Defogger Fuse
Rear Body Components Diagram for 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Fog Light

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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.

1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Sunroof Switch
  • Sunroof Motor
  • LH Door Switch
2007 Volkswagen EOS 3.2 3.2 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

Components on diagram:
  • Radio
  • CD Changer
  • Telephone Transceiver
  • Antenna Connection
  • Vehicle Electrical System Control Module

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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: RECALL - PCM SOFTWARE ERROR CAUSES DECELERATION STALL
Vehicle: 1995 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale LSS 3.8 V6 GAS

Symptoms:
  • Driveability

Auto Systems:
  • Electronic Devices, Computers, PROMS, Sensors
  • Finishes, Body Structure, Frame, Bumpers
Document: INFORMATION ON CURB PARK ASSIST AND MEMORY RELATED ISSUES ON OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS
Vehicle: 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 V6 GAS

Auto Systems:
  • Instruments, Dash Cluster, Warning Lights, Mirrors

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