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Haynes or Chiltons

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Roll Tide, May 18, 2007.

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    1. Roll Tide

      Roll Tide New Member

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      I'm wanting to get a repair manual for my 96 Explorer XL 4x4. Which is the best manual....Haynes or Chiltons? They could be about the same for all I know.

      Thanks,
      Steve
       
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    3. JDraper

      JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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      IMHO the Haynes is better.
       
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      I prefer the Haynes...
       
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      aldive Elite In Memoriam

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      I too prefer the Haynes.
       
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      Just download the ford cd as brooklynbay said

      Much more detail that either paper manual.
       
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      the CD i have is real technical. i would prefer a book, its little bit easier to deal with.
       
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      You can find the ford factory repair dvd on a bittorrent download site for free and they explain step by step like the repair manuals and also includes specific information about recalls and common customer complaints. I have found it helpful.
       
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      I like the download idea. personally, I have found both chilton's and hanes to be equally worthless. Do they still make the old motor's manuals? those used to be the best.
       
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      I have both but unfortunately I prefer the Chiltons :D.
      LOL I have to be the odd one in the crowd!
       
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      you know i like the write ups in chiltons, and they have way more and better pictures, but the i love haynes torque spec sections way better. so i'm conflicted i got 3 chiltons and 3 haynes for all the family cars and friend cars i work on so yeah haha
       
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      Thanks for all the suggestions.:thumbsup: I think I will try to find the download.;)

      Thanks,
      Steve
       
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      How does that ford dvd work? I downloaded it but i just got a bunch of files that wont open...i downloaded the 96-99

      EDIT: Nevermind, i found out why....now it says cant find volume 96-99 service
       
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