You're welcome. It's the one I've got. Don't use it very much anymore, but it's a great starting point to working on your Jeep. Get's you to know what's "what" and where that "what" it.
I know basic things like the I'll fill, and most if the fluids, tire starter and alternator and stuff like that. I could probably handle an oil change at best, but I wasn't to learn. I've watched the power block on spike TV for sometime trying to pick things up, but half the time I feel like they're taking a different language.
haynes actually really, really sucks. they've gotten a lot wrong as they try to cover too many years in one book. the factory manual has all the repair and troubleshooting procedures you'll ever need. but you need to have a decent understanding of auto mechanics to make good use of it.
the owners manual really only tells you how to use some of the convenience features that aren't compatible with many of todays electronics(like the home link), how to use 4wd, and fluid and tune up service intervals.
everything you could possibly want to know right now can be found in this forum FAQ. i suggest you spend a day or two going through it.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.
I've watched the power block on spike TV for sometime trying to pick things up, but half the time I feel like they're taking a different language.
Those programs give an overview of the projects and do not go into the details need to be a DIY mechanic. You can educate yourself on the basics of the power train on the internet. There's plenty of good sites for the general knowledge and all the details are here and the FSM.
A digital FSM can be purchased for 10-15 dollars. That's all you need, besides an occasional assist from the Jeep Forum. I truly believe everything that could possibly go wrong with a Jeep has been cussed and discussed on this forum.
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.