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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by paul_cfh, May 20, 2000.

  1. paul_cfh

    paul_cfh Registered Member

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    which manual is better ............chiltons or haynes ...........just wondering what all you use

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    I think neither . Get a Helms if you can . These are factory manuals. If one or the other chiltons .
     
  3. Eagle86K5

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    I use a Chilton's manual, it has most everything the lay person at home would need. At times I wish there was more explicit diagrams, but for 14.00 what do you expect?

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  4. Corey-88K5

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    I've found that they are about the same. For my Blazer, I have a chiltons. All my other vehicles have been the Hayes. I would plan to start using Chiltons from now on though. Just because they are a bigger name & the price is about the same. If you can, get a FSM (factory Service Manual)

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  5. My old Haynes manuals have done the trick for me in the past, but I would like to get a factory manual on CD Rom like my old community college had.

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  6. Bone85K5

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    Boh are good. I can tell WHAT NOT TO GET; the Popular Mechanics CD ROM for Chevy 83-86, that includes the Blazer. It isnt worth a damn. But, hey I had to find that out for myslef.



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  7. DMK

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    Dealer shop manuals are the best. Chiltons and haynes are good too chevrolet shop manuals have more info some also have option codes. Chevrolet shop manuals can sometims be found on e-bay. Also the chevrolet ones are specific to a model year.
     
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    I have both the Chilton's and Haynes. If I can't find something in one, I usually can in the other. For the most part I like the Haynes better. Still think the factory manual would and is better.

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  9. paul_cfh

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    other than ebay where can i find a factory manual ......i want somthing that is not so broad based that is more specific to the year of my rig

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