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Old 07-18-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Any good repair manual recommendations?

Hi All,

Can any one recommend a good repair manual for a 2001 Jeep Wrangler, 4cylindar? I have my daughter’s Jeep for 9 months while she and her husband travel and it is in need of some repairs. I already replaced the battery and I want to fix 3 more items. The A/C only blows through the defrost vents and the fan switch only works on the high setting or off position. I have already found the fix to both issues on this site (thanks to every one in those threads). There is also an exhaust leak somewhere that needs attention as well. I am not the most mechanically inclined but I can change oil, filters, and simple items but that is about it. I need something with pictures and labels to look at so I know what to look for. I looked at a Hayes Jeep manual yesterday, but could not find any info on how to fix these issues. Vacuum lines were not even mentioned. Any advice or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.

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Maybe try the factory repair manual. I had one for a prior truck I had and it was very detailed oriented. Can purchase from your local Jeep dealer around $120. Hope this helps out.

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Check the thread by blacktoothgrin on manuals right here. Good deal
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #4
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The only manual worth the $$$ is the official Factory Service Manual. The others like Chiltons and Haynes are too generic and not specific enough for any particular model year since they try to cover too many model years. The extra cost of the FSM will quickly be covered by the savings of having known good specific information.
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Thanks every one. I appreciate the feed back and info. It looks like a factory manual it is.

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Old 07-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #6
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Try eBay - complete factory service and parts manual for about $20 delivered - on a CD. Easy to search, handy to use, and exactly the same info and pages as the much more expensive hard copy manual.
Jeep Wrangler 2001 Complete Service & Parts Manual:eBay Motors (item 120448219140 end time Jul-21-09 18:06:13 PDT)
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CD versions can often be found much cheaper than $20, shop around.

Personally, I have both the CD version and printed shop version and I never use the CD version any more. Having the book out in the garage is much easier to use, you can thumb through it since the index isn't always exactly what you need. Plus you don't wreck the computer keyboard from greasy hands when you find out in the middle of a job (or go onto another job) you need to print out more pages.

My CD shop manual is somewhere in a cabinet untouched for probably 6-7 years. So I guess what I'm saying is I really recommend the printed version over the CD version. Plus you can mark it up, place notes in it, dog-ear pages, insert other pages of useful info. You can't do any of that with a CD.
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I have the printed manuals for my 2004 but the Digital manuals are much nicer to use, you print out the section your working on and when your done you can trash them and your bound manual does not get all greasy. Get your TJ digital manuals from BLACKTOOTHGRIN for free. Just do a search.
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I just sent a PM to Blacktoothgrin asking for an invite. I'll look at ebay next and see if I can find a paper copy as well. Thanks again for all the help and advice. You all make a newb feel welcome.

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Free from blacktoothgrin !
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Blacktoothgrin,

Thanks for your PM and for the invite. This is going to help a lot.

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