FREE MAnuals - but not all inclusive. POPULAR BRANDS YES!
<TABLE width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>I should post a pic of what I have at home - at one of the RV places I worked at they had an advertising materials rack they were going to throw away. I NEEDED IT!
It's just inside the side door of my place that goes to the garage, and is loaded with all of the manuals I've collected over the years.
Top to bottom, and side to side. I need another one....
But if you really want to cheat on getting the skinny, do this:
Check the home websites of the major car parts places around you.
Almost all of them, under "DO IT YOURSELF" in one of their menus offer car and truck manuals that you can look up online!
You don't have to join JACK and it's free!
But I like having paper copies I can thumb through.
What I use them for mostly is electrical diagrams for off the wall stuff. Often the info does not include rare or discontinued stuff. You can find "GEO METRO" but you can't find "SUZUKI SWIFT" (the parent car)
See what I mean? It's based on demand.
But if you explore the idea, you can find a hella lot you need without spending fourteen bucks just to find out the three guys in the picture on the back of the book were BUTTHOLES!
(I think of the Haynes guys as "MANNY, MOE, and JACK")
The blonde guy always has his foot on something, like he's stoned and needs to steady himself while he takes a picture. His hair is way out of date...
The FAT guy looks like he is trying to remember how to spell a word.
The mech looks like he's never seen any stuff like that EVER.....
"I don't know what this is!"
The whole bunch of them look like college kids on their first job, fer krissakezzz
HAYNES manuals have SOME things, not found in CLYMER manuals, and vice versa. Chiltons quality has declined over the years.
-I don't even think "MITCHELL" manuals are all that hot anymore, even if you could afford the CD set.
Overall - I think that to get real info that is complete a corporate manual from a service department is needed.
But the price is very high.
Here's a random sample of free stuff online from one of the parts places:
I think they are seeing the money and clamming up!
Oh well - DRAT!
What else can I say but buy the goddam book.....
What the hell - it's cheaper than a set of gaskets and lasts forever.
I own manuals for the strangest motor vehicles you can imagine
*If you see a very old truck manual at a yard sale grab it! It is not the same as a new one - it has better information.
i find a lot in my line of work -I never pass one by-most are free too-folks just leave em behind when they leave or move out-found a 1958 MOTOR manual on a back porch holding up the support to a closet-I replaced it with something more appropriate -like a piece of wood-and kept the book-I love all of them I have and find-very good info in most of them!some out dated -still good info on the basics!
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