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ttiger64 01-22-2012 09:08 AM

Repair Manuals
Do the repair manuals you can purchase at Auto Zone for $25 offer any "Good" help? Any sugesstions?

Jerry Bransford 01-22-2012 09:37 AM

You're referring to the Chilton's and Haynes' manuals. They are ok for very basic stuff like brakes but beyond that, they are not a good choice. The reason being that those types of manuals attempt to cover too many model years so they aren't all that accurate on any of them.

If you plan to do your own work, even if it doesn't include engine or transmission overhauls, I strongly recommend the Mopar Jeep Factory Service Manual. They are made for each specific model year and are well worth the $$$. You can find them on eBay or at your dealership. There are CD-ROM or DVD versions that are fairly inexpensive but I personally like the printed version so I can thumb through it while I'm actually working in the garage.

UnlimitedLJ04 01-22-2012 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by ttiger64 (Post 1947645)
Do the repair manuals you can purchase at Auto Zone for $25 offer any "Good" help?

No. buy a Factory Service Manual.

robbiecc 01-22-2012 11:48 AM

definatly agree with the above. got the haynes 1st--an owners manual would have been more informative.

Jeepzjlover 01-22-2012 11:56 AM

I agree I got an fsm for my 02 heck it even shows where every spotweld in the vehicle is I found that to be quite cool id spend it all over again.

Duma 01-23-2012 08:57 PM

Here's a link to a free online service manual. The manual for my TJ was over 1,600 pages long:

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