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Owners Manuals #5419053 05/02/20 10:32 AM
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I noticed some manufacturers are great with owners manuals on the Internet and some keep them secret. GM has excellent owners manual you can download for free and better yet are searchable by clicking on the item of interest in the table of contents.

Some manufacturers have available owners manuals where you have to scroll through 500 pages to find what you want.

Some don’t want you to see their owners manuals.

Any comments on who has good ones or bad ones? smile


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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Owners Manuals [Re: Snagglefoot] #5419065 05/02/20 10:42 AM
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Just like phone book and newspaper, I think owners manuals will be a download on your phone or sent to email as a PDF attachment thing here soon. Heck many new cars these days dont even have a spare tire !!

Reminds me i need to download and print one for my 2007 Suburban lol thumbsup

Dave

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VW is about the most annoying to find a manual for, they require you to put in a freakin vin, so to look up a manual you have to go to carfax and find a used car of the same model so you have a VIN to put in.
I've always had good luck with manuals I've downloaded just ctrl+F and type a term in for what I'm looking for (ie. "Viscosity", if you're trying to find what oil you need) and I usually find what I'm looking for pretty quick.

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The last few appliances I’ve bought I had to download the owners manual. It’s most likely going to be the future with everything we buy.

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Subaru and Toyota both downloaded to my phone as PDFs. Then you can just search for the keywords instead of using the table of contents thing.

Re: Owners Manuals [Re: Snagglefoot] #5419113 05/02/20 11:48 AM
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How about Ford? I need one for my 2013 Fiesta Hatch 5 Speed 1.6 DOHC

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Nissan seems to be ok. My 2012 Versa and 2013 Sentra manuals pop right up when I search for them.

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How about shop manuals? Need for 2013 Fiesta

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Paper shop manuals like Bentley's have pretty much gone away. For some makes you purchase time for online manuals that allow you to print what you need for the specific project you are working on. The good thing is they are actually factory manuals and have ALL the info you would ever need. The bad thing is you have to pay every time you work on a different project.


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Toyota and Hyundai couldn't be easier.


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Originally Posted by borgward
How about Ford? I need one for my 2013 Fiesta Hatch 5 Speed 1.6 DOHC



https://owner.ford.com/tools/account/how-tos/owner-manuals.html

Unfortunately the Fiesta does not show up.


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Originally Posted by Nick1994
Toyota and Hyundai couldn't be easier.

It's an interesting one. Once in a while google does not pick it up, but yes, googling Toyota Owners Manuals brought it up. Correct me if I'm wrong but are they a bit light on the fluids recommendations? Test case: Rear Diff fluid for 2015 4 Runner.

https://www.toyota.com/owners/resources/warranty-owners-manuals

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The BMW and Mini online manuals are easy to obtain; if you have the BMW Driver's Guide or the Mini Motorer's Guide app you can access the owners manual(s) from your smartphone.


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Originally Posted by borgward
How about Ford? I need one for my 2013 Fiesta Hatch 5 Speed 1.6 DOHC


www.helminc.com is where the dealers order them from. They are the publisher for Ford's owner and service manuals.


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I've heard that Audi manuals are the worst. My friend said that they must have translated them to Chinese first, the into English! LOL

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