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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Haynes Jeep CJ Manual vs Chilton Total Care Manual, which is worth buying?

Which one is better or are they both about the same?

Haynes Jeep CJ Manual

Chilton Total Care Manual

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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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best to buy both. I have the haynes and like all the box store manuals it sucks.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #3
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I got mine in great used condition off of Amazon for 7.95
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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Factory service manual and forget about Haynes or Chiltons.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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I have both but use and like the haynes more.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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Both, they are cheap!

And search the forum, there are Factory Service Manuals (FSM) scanned and uploaded by some gratuitous members on Jeepforum.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:29 AM   #7
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I also have both plus the FSM. I use the Haynes or Chilton's for quick reference, and the FSM for big projects where I need more detail or instructions.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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Where can i find a FSM?
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Unread 07-21-2010, 06:37 PM   #9
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all three, they usually have different pictures with different angles. Great for when you forgot to take pictures, or don't make a diagram.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #10
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i like the jeep bible too
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Unread 07-21-2010, 07:15 PM   #11
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Just got my FSM off ebay for $70. Its two large books, and includes technical service bulletins. The seller I got mine from had the these or a dvd version. The dvd's are only $40, and I almost went with them, but I didn't want to have to go to the computer or print off numerous pages when I was doing a project. Search ebay for Jeep manuals....
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Unread 07-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #12
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I have both but you can't beat a factory manual.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 08:33 PM   #13
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If you can find them cheap/used, get both. It'll be a small cost compared to what you could spend to keep a CJ running.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 08:41 PM   #14
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Yeah, and another reason to have a FSM and one or both of the other two...I have a '77 body on an '85 frame. So with the year span on my Chiltons, everything from body/ frame/ driveline are covered. My FSM doesn't cover the motor since they didn't offer a 360 in '84-'86, so its nice to have both and have info on the whole thing.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 12:09 PM   #15
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I've always liked Haynes manuals....I'm wanting to get a FSM
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