GM S10/S15/Sonoma Pick-Ups 1982-1993 Repair Manual

Vacuum Servo

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See Figure 1

Most factory or dealer installed cruise control systems for these vehicles utilize a vacuum servo to rotate the throttle plate and hold engine speed. The servo is connected to the throttle plate by linkage, either a chain, rod or cable.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Cross-sectional view of a common servo unit

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 2, 3 and 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the electrical connector(s) from the servo, as applicable.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the vacuum line from the servo assembly.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Servo mounting-early model 2.5L engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Common vacuum hose routing-TBI V6 engine



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Fig. Fig. 4: Common servo mounting-TBI V6 engine

  1. Disconnect the servo linkage.
  2.  
  3. Remove the servo and bracket assembly retaining bolts, then remove the servo from the vehicle.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the servo and bracket assembly, then secure using the retaining bolts.
  2.  
  3. Connect and adjust the servo linkage.
  4.  
  5. Install the vacuum line to the servo assembly.
  6.  
  7. Engage the necessary electrical connector(s).
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

ADJUSTMENT



The vacuum servo linkage is usually adjusted either by jamnuts or by a servo blade which contains various adjustment holes. In either case, once the engine is fully warmed, position the cable or rod so it is tight, with little slack, but NOT holding the throttle open. For vehicles equipped with the servo blade, if the desired hole seems to open the throttle, take the next hole on the blade in order to leave the required slack. It would be better for the adjustment to be on the loose side rather than on the tight side of proper adjustment.

 
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