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Truck repair manuals

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mmacsek, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 545

    What kind of repair manuals does everyone use? I just bought a 1989 Ford F450. The Haynes and Chilton manuals are pretty generic. I'm not looking to do rebuilds. I would like something that is specific to the vehicle. Also, where do you purchase it? The dealer is useless. Thanks Matt
     
  2. greendave

    greendave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    If I'm not mistaken, Helm Publishing prints the factory repair manuals for some of the domestic manufacturers. Look in the back of your owners manual, there should be a page or two that will let you order a specific manual for your truck. In the past I've always found them to be very thorough.
    HTH, David
     
  3. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 545

    Dave,
    I don't have the owners manual. Is there a website, address, or phone number? Thanks Matt
     
  4. greendave

    greendave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Helm Publishing...1-800-782-4356 or www.helminc.com. Lotsa good stuff available. Have fun!
     
  5. Craig Jones

    Craig Jones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    We bought used Helm's manuals on Ebay for quite a savings. We bought them for our 1990 F-150. I believe there were two manuals, on for the Body Chassis Electrical and another one that convers the Engines/Transmissions. They come as a set but they sometimes sell them separate. Hope this is of help.
     
  6. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 545

    Tim,
    I did a search on ebay and found one volume. The first volume that covers the engine, brakes, etc. It covers Bronco thru F350 and superduty. I have a 450 so I think the superduty covers that. It is real cheap. The problem I'm having is most places have manuals to F350's. One place has Ford authorized reprints for $160 plus shipping. Is that price reality? Thanks for the responses and I'll post back when I buy. Matt
     

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