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Old 02-21-2010, 12:25 PM
RR97Ford2.3L RR97Ford2.3L is offline
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Default Haynes Repair Manuals

Save your money "Haynes" vehicle repair manuals are very disappointing. The first ten pages are almost all the same/similar regardless of vehicle mfg/model/year. The engine teardown, transmission, brakes, chasis, electric, and wiring are not that insightfull. Most A-Zones and Oreally part stores counter staff can answer some specific questions and will also let you peak at their manuals anywho.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:28 PM
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Too late for saving my money. I already have one, not too bad though.
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Automatic.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:03 PM
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I have one, and it has answered some good questions, but is also missing some info. I think it's worth it to have one around. Mine has come in handy a few times. It may not have everything, but it does provide a lot of info.
2003 Ranger FX4 level II. 3" BL, 33x12.50 GT Radial Mud Claws, Custom front and rear bumpers with winch hookups, custom flatbed, with hi-lift, and full size spare mount, 12,000 lb winch mounted under bed, Electric fan, and of course a flowmaster.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:19 PM
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I buy one with every vehicle that I own. It isn't a "complete teardown and rebuild" manual like they claim, but they are pretty helpful as a base to start any repairs from. If nothing else the torque specs, fluid quantities, and such are worth the $20 to me.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:51 PM
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Default Re: Haynes Repair Manuals

where is the inner tie rod install instructions in the Haynes??
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: Haynes Repair Manuals

They aren't bad for the price you pay. A factory service manual is better but at $120, I have other things to spend my money on. I'll probably get one eventually...
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Haynes Repair Manuals

Here are some factory workshop manuals for sale. I got mine on eBay years ago.
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