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Old 01-28-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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TJ Manual- help?

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

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:29 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Here is where you want to go:

Go to Jeeps Limited - About and become a member for free. Then you can download a Factory Service Manual, FSM, and it will tell you everything you need to know about your jeep and then some.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:49 PM   #6
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Good thing I'll be giving that a shot tonight
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I did the member for free one thought it was bs scam but very happy no problems
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:35 AM   #9
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Get the factory service manual for your year and don't look back. The problem with Hanes and Clinton is that they jam too many models into a book.
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You tube has some good video too. I buy the factory service manual for every vehicle I buy....

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