Hi, just bought my first wrangler, an 01 SE 2.5. I want to learn how to do some repairs myself. As of now, I can only really change a tire or change oil and an air filter on my own. Would you recommend Haynes or Chilton service manual? any advice or direction is much appreciated- thanks
Neither. Do a search for FSM (Factory Service Manual) I know there is a site that you can sign up with and then you can download the whole Jeep manual. I forgot what the site is though. Let me see if I can find it.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up
No advice on the book but hey I'm in the same boat got an 01 SE and started out knowing nothing than tires and oil but I have learned so much. Enjoy and take the time to learn is all the advice I have got.
I recommend Haynes it is great for a lot like pulling the dash apart and stuff like that. The free fsm is great too. Geared more towards you already know a lot though. Used it a lot pulling transmission and changing clutch. It says do this no direction really. Haynes has good direction. If you want a good tool for general stuff Haynes is great. Want to go deeper FSM. I got the best if both worlds. Can't complain.
I learned to take my dash apart from my Haynes years ago. It's second nature now. I described it to a member here and he thanked me saying the Chilton didn't describe it correctly. That's all I know about Chilton. My Haynes is 14 years old now along with my jeep. I love it.