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Unread 04-17-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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98 ZJ manual?

I bought my ZJ and it did not have a manual, does anyone know where I cab download a pdf or some other you're of file to view it?

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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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I bought my ZJ and it did not have a manual, does anyone know where I cab download a pdf or some other you're of file to view it?
What kind of Manual do you need..? I have the manual that came with the ZJ when it drove off the lot 15 years ago...it really doesn't say anything in particular..

If you are looking for a build sheet, you can get them from Jeep.

http://www.jeep.com/wccsapp/universa...ull&category=U

If you are looking for a repair manual then Hanes makes a good one for everyday maintenance.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Apparel-B...Fcfd4AodNE0AXw
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks very much, I'm sure what I'm looking for is going to be here, I'm not very car savvy. The every day manual is what I'm looking for
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks very much, I'm sure what I'm looking for is going to be here, I'm not very car savvy. The every day manual is what I'm looking for
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.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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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.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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Haynes manual isnt that great. Better off with a factory service manual for your year.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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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.
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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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Get a hard copy of the FSM, you won't regret it.
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Get a hard copy of the FSM, you won't regret it.
Would they sell the FMS at Barnes and noble
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Would they sell the FMS at Barnes and noble
No, online and dealer are your choices. And the hard copy is very expensive.
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Get a hard copy of the FSM, you won't regret it.
Never leave home without it! Priceless when anything fails. Mine stays under the back seat.
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Would they sell the FMS at Barnes and noble
Here's a used hardcopy 98 FSM on ebay for $66 w/free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-JEEP-GR...fea93e&vxp=mtr
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Unread 04-20-2013, 10:40 AM   #14
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Here's a used hardcopy 98 FSM on ebay for $66 w/free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-JEEP-GR...fea93e&vxp=mtr
Thanks so much
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