Car Repair Manuals
Need specific repair information? You came to the right place. We are
a team of ASE certified online mechanics that have created this guide to give you tips on how to get specific repair information free from the web
if is it available. The internet is being filled up will information slowly but
there is so much of it the process will take some time.
There is a commonalty among cars where generic repair guides can help by
expressing basic repair knowledge which can be found on 2CarPros.com
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Back when cars were easier to figure out a manual was not needed, that is not the case currently. In
today's cars and their many sensors and controls combined with computerized
systems, the wiring alone is mind boggling.
Before purchasing an online manual do some research and even call the
companies to make sure they will have the information you are looking for. For example, if
you are looking for camshaft timing marks for a 2004 Mercedes Benz c230 Kompressor they will not have it. Sometimes they simply are not given the
information from the manufacturer. Some levels of information are not released
to the aftermarket industry and are only available to the dealer repair service
A service manual is commonly used to reference individual car information pertaining too:
- Electrical components locations
- Torque specifications
- Serpentine belt diagrams
- Oil change light service resets
- Timing belt and chain marks
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Wiring diagrams
Professional garages pay anywhere form $3,000 to $5,000 dollars a year to use
a professional grade information system which services most cars. These
Each of these companies offer a "do it yourselfer" online version that will allow
you to purchase one or more car's for personal use for a set amount and for a
limited number of days usually anywhere from a week to a year. A good advantage
for this information is you can get it within minutes, the disadvantage is when
the time runs out you will need to repurchase. If you are unhappy with the
information they offer once the purchase is made simply call the company and
they will refund your money.
Beware of websites offering free repair manuals because it is against copy
write laws to offer this information in bulk to the public. However, small
pieces of information are sometimes permitted for promotional purposes.
Before spending your money check
what you are looking for because sometimes someone else might have posted it and
Google will find it. Or check
which have a small liberality of diagrams for
serpentine, timing belt and timing chains.
If you are going to keep your car for over a year we suggest buying a paper
manual so it can stay with the car and help you with any troubles that might
arise for as long as you own the car. They are close in price to
the online manuals and from Amazon with prime you can get it the next day.
Here is a List of Book Manuals from Amazon
Choose by manufacturer:
A technical service bulletin or TSB are issued by the manufacturer after
common defects have been discovered after the release of a particular vehicle. The
manufacturer is required by law to produce a notice and post it on this government
If the problem is safety related or more serious it is recalled by the manufacturer
and can be checked by visiting:
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Article first published 2017-01-27