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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject:  Some light reading . . . Reply with quote

Picked myself up the Chevrolet Impala Repair Manual. 2000-2005

Figured it was a good investment. Especially with my luck. Laughing
I needed to get to the bottom of my a/c leak, this should help. Right?? Or, will i now have an extensive knowledge of how the car was built? lol

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

if its a Haynes type manual, you will get some decent use out of it. But a Helms manual is best. Usually 3-4 volumes and quite expensive.

I always found the auto parts store manuals to be more "general" than "specific"

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It's the Haynes version. Seems to be pretty decent so far.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah i got lucky and found a Haynes Impala/Lumina/Monte Carlo (1995-2001) Manual that my brother had when he had his Z34. Saved me a few bucks. its a decent manual so far, but with certain procedures, it is more "General" than specific. I usually have to go between the manual and this site to make sure i understand the instructions clearly before attempting anything
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I hated the GM factory manuals, they took the opinion that any GM tech is an idiot and never gave detailed diagrams or reasonable instructions assuming that you were an intelligent individual with some mechanical inclination. It was more of a checklist of if A doesn't work, try B and if that doesn't work, then the problem should be C and this is the procedure for fixing it.

I've had the factory tech manuals for Subaru and Nissan and they're much more informative and to the point of how components are assembled, tech details and info without the hand holding bull****.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've never actually seen printed modern GM manuals in person, but if they're anything like GMSI, I wouldn't want them. Without the search tools the computer gives you, it's just a bunch of paper you'll flip back and forth in any operation endlessly. Big pain in the ass.

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