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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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