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Short of getting the factory set, which is better from a general maintainance perspective, the Hayne's or Chilton's manuals? I have a 05 WK Ltd. 4.7L
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:34 AM
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Re: Repair Manuals

I have both, liked the Chilton guide a little better. to be honest there wasn't that much of a difference in the sections I have used so far.
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Re: Repair Manuals

i've always bought haynes because they were available at autozone, advance, etc. it looks like they are both $25.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:10 PM
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Are there any sources for inexpensive/free downloads of factory service manuals? I've always had those in the past, but don't have one for my 2006 WK.
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Are there any sources for inexpensive/free downloads of factory service manuals? I've always had those in the past, but don't have one for my 2006 WK.
for a long time, there wasn't a haynes/chilton manual. i think i paid around $20 for my online manual for my 2006 but that was 4 years ago. it's a pdf document you save to your computer. somebody on here might know website names or have links. i'm sure there are free ones now too.
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I also have a 96 XJ as well as my 05 WK. I downloaded a free factory service manual for my XJ from a XJ exclusive site. They have several years posted and seem to not suffer from any CR issues. Been on the site for years. Very handy to have.
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Re: Repair Manuals

I have probably 15 or so different FSMs for Jeeps and would happily trade with someone who had one for a 2006 WK. I'm sure they're out there, but I just haven't seen one cheap enough to pick up.
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Re: Repair Manuals

I've always been partial to hayne's manauls. I'm just now seeing both hayne's and chilton's manuals more readily available at advance auto, oreilly, and autozone for around $20-25.
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Look on E-bay. I got a FSM in PDF format for $7 a while back. Lots of guys on JF have gotten them. You can't beat the price.
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Re: Repair Manuals

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Are there any sources for inexpensive/free downloads of factory service manuals? I've always had those in the past, but don't have one for my 2006 WK.
I had to get the factory manual when I rebuilt my 06 WK a couple of years ago. I've got the electonic version. I used it many times. We replaced the frame at the front needed exact specs. Want a copy?
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Look on E-bay. I got a FSM in PDF format for $7 a while back. Lots of guys on JF have gotten them. You can't beat the price.
I certainly don't mind spending $7 for a copy, but I hate supporting some guy who paid like $10 for a CD and is now selling copyrighted material for a profit. I got most of my FSMs from a guy like that, and ever since then I'm hesitant to let these bootleggers profit on my behalf.

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I had to get the factory manual when I rebuilt my 06 WK a couple of years ago. I've got the electonic version. I used it many times. We replaced the frame at the front needed exact specs. Want a copy?
^This is what I'm talking about. Jeepers helping other Jeepers without trying to make a buck. Thanks nomoney!
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Both are too generic and not worth buying if you have any automotive knowledge.
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