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CHILTON, HAYNES, OR SOMETHING ELSE???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 87BrnRsd, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 87 K5, and am finally going to get around to buying a repair manual for it. I usually just look at my brothers haynes manual, but have decided to get my own since I have my own truck now. My question is, which one should I get? Which one has better information, and easier instruction, the haynes or the chilton's? Also, where could I find a factory service manual? Thanks
    -Harrison
     
  2. alec78

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    Factory is the only way to go!!!

    HELM

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  3. 87BrnRsd

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    Where do I get a factory service manual? I clicked on that link you had, and they only had the owners manual that would come in your glove-box, but noting else.
    -Harrison
     
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    Where do I get a factory service manual? I clicked on that link you had, and they only had the owners manual that would come in your glove-box, but noting else.
    -Harrison

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    I bought mine from my local chevy dealer. They are year specific but a '77 will have most the earlier stuff and the D60 1 ton stuff too.
     
  5. alec78

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    If it doesn't list it, then susposedly they are currently out of stock. I don't put much weight in that though. Call them and ask. My 78 was not listed but I called and they had it.

    Another (slow) source is Ebay.
     
  6. Rix_Gotta_Blazer

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    due to my last encounter with the Chilton's, i highly recommend getting the factory manual. Haynes and Chiltons are nothing compared to factory. i tried to decode my VIN, and the dang-o Chiltons steered me wrong.
     
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    I called helm manuals, and they said that they no longer make those manuals, and they gave me numbers to 2 places that had them. I called one and they wanted like $100 for it. $100 is way over my head since I am only a high school student! Is this how much ya'll bought yours for? And, is there anywhere I can find them cheaper? Thanks.
    -Harrison
     
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    I picked up the factory parts and service books from Ebay. Think I paid $30 for the set in real good condition. I like the factory books but like to cross reference with Haynes or Chiltons since they might have a different idea on taking something apart. I'm always looking for the easy way to get the job done.

    Smitty
     

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