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1974NovaManifold Aug 25th, 17 10:47 PM

Best Shop Manuals?
 
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What have y'all found you be the easiest shop manuals to use? I've used Haynes in the past, but was thinking of getting the one from Chevy?Attachment 15626

62 NovaWagon Aug 26th, 17 12:36 AM

Re: Best Shop Manuals?
 
Haynes is crap, get the factory manual.

1974NovaManifold Aug 26th, 17 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by 62 NovaWagon (Post 306706)
Haynes is crap, get the factory manual.



Thanks!


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Big Dave Aug 26th, 17 11:12 AM

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I relied upon the factory service manuals for work on cars that I owned (I bought all of them for each year and I am glad I did). The only Chevy I have doesn't have a set of service manuals is my new Silverado because GM doesn't publish manuals any more they are all on the factory computer network and are printed out by the tech in the back of the parts department as needed to work on cars. The problem with the factory manuals is they were written for skilled mechanics who knew how to R&R every part of the car just to be hired.

I also have a series of Chilton's and Motor's service manuals that were written with the gas station mechanic in mind as they go into the details of each R&R and have illustrations and diagrams showing the procedure. They illustrate the procedure with all makes of cars and are not brand specific so there isn't as much information to glean. The books changed each year to include new models so it is best to buy one that includes your car but is a few years younger to get any changes that GM might have made.

Big Dave

1974NovaManifold Aug 26th, 17 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Dave (Post 306722)
I relied upon the factory service manuals for work on cars that I owned (I bought all of them for each year and I am glad I did). The only Chevy I have doesn't have a set of service manuals is my new Silverado because GM doesn't publish manuals any more they are all on the factory computer network and are printed out by the tech in the back of the parts department as needed to work on cars. The problem with the factory manuals is they were written for skilled mechanics who knew how to R&R every part of the car just to be hired.

I also have a series of Chilton's and Motor's service manuals that were written with the gas station mechanic in mind as they go into the details of each R&R and have illustrations and diagrams showing the procedure. They illustrate the procedure with all makes of cars and are not brand specific so there isn't as much information to glean. The books changed each year to include new models so it is best to buy one that includes your car but is a few years younger to get any changes that GM might have made.

Big Dave



Thanks, Dave!


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Schurkey Aug 17th, 19 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Dave (Post 306722)
GM doesn't publish manuals any more they are all on the factory computer network and are printed out by the tech in the back of the parts department as needed to work on cars.

Thanks for the heads-up. I had no idea.


Clearly, GM does not want to sell a vehicle to me anymore.

Carl Stevenson Aug 18th, 19 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Schurkey (Post 317741)
Thanks for the heads-up. I had no idea.

Schurkey, no worries, you can still order manuals for your new GM product through Helminc.com


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