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Which Service manual to buy-Chiltons or Haynes..or?

mainiac1

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Hey Guys, which service manual is the best to buy to cover my 2001 Explorer Sport 4wd? I bought a Haynes that says it covers Explorer 91-2001 manual, but it has 0 wiring diagrams for 01 vehicles and very little on the 4wd section. Just1me sent me an excellent link for diagrams and diagnostic codes and such, but still want to buy a decent manual without spending $100 on a service manual set. ideas welcome. Thanks :usa:
 
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If you look on ebay, you can often times find the full two book service manual set for less than the price of a new Haynes or Chilton. Also, this is kinda skirting morality, but you can also get a one month subscription to the Motorcraft service website, and then print every page off their website, and make your own book.

But, if I had to recommend one, I'd say Haynes. Though the best is to have the factory, Haynes, and Chilton. All three have helpful tips and tricks the others may not.
 
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shabookie02

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If you want a good one you need to buy ALLDATA DIT I have the shop verison but if u can get the diy for the same price as the ciltons and its got 1000 times more info and detail plus tsb's check it out.
 
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mainiac1

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Thanks, will look on ebay for a shop set. Had one for my s10 that was great. Didn't really need to much of the info out of them, but I had it. That alldata di I might do... Thanks, Jamie
 
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pbnj22

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i just bought that same one for less than 5 bucks on ebay.. had the same picture on the cover to but a diff seller... im waiting for him to email me the file!!
 
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1992fordgreen

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I use Chiltons.
 
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mainiac1

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I bought the $5 download on Ebay

Looks pretty good and I burned a copy to cd for backup. Thanks for the suggestion
 
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