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Which repar manual?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm pretty sure I threw my haynes manual away with the newspapers today, but it sucked anyways[​IMG] Now I need to get another one. Which ones are good?

    90K5

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  2. blazen91

    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    I have a factory manual for my Sub. and it is great. If you can find one, I highly suggest it.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazen91.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazen91.coloradok5.com</A>
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  3. sluggo45acp

    sluggo45acp 1/2 ton status

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    This is not much help but i have both chiltons and haynes. And between the two I can usally get the info needed.

    HAPPY WHEELIN

    If everything works it aint a real truck
     
  4. K5Jimmy

    K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Chilton and a Haynes.....sorta like wearin' a belt and suspenders.....

    I'm at 10th and Plum....10 miles from nowhere, and Plum out in the sticks....
     
  5. 90K5

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    I took the newspapers to a recycling dumpster that is only for paper, so i went back and dug through it...there wasn't much in it, but no luck. Maybe I let someone borrow it...

    90K5

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  6. DMK

    DMK 1/2 ton status

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    Chevrolet shop manual.
     
  7. Hobbes68

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    I use the factory service manual printed by Helm. You can order by phone (800) 782-4356 or online at www.helminc.com
     
  8. Mr Red

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    I checked Helm for my new 91 and it's a package deal shop manual, body, electrical..... $120 bones!!!!!

    [​IMG]
    <font color=red>David, '86 & '91 K5</font color=red>
     
  9. mudpuppy89k5

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    I got the factory manuals from Helm, Inc. last fall for my '89. They're mighty proud of them ($90.00) but you get the shop manual, overhaul manual, and a bound set of 11x17 wiring diagrams. The shop manual is about the size of the old Sears catalogs. I've gotten the factory manuals for my last two vehicles ('73 Z/28 and '85 K20) and haven't found any better. Another plus is that the factory manuals include info on Suburbans, chassis cabs, etc. which gets into big block and diesel engines, full float rear ends and other heavy duty stuff that wasn't available on Blazers but might come in handy when upgrading.

    The last time I did a search on Helm's website, it gave me the part number for the '89 pick-up manual instead of the Blazer. I called the 800 number and they gave me the correct number.

    John Perry
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  10. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    The Helm manuals aren't cheap, but they're the most complete that you'll find. All the stuff in all those books is for just a single model year. Haynes and Chiltons usually try to cover multiple model years, in fewer pages. The Driveability and Emissions section of the manuals from Helm is worth the price of admission. It has the best explanation of how all the sensors work that I've seen anywhere. It also provides excellent troubleshooting steps for all of the sensors and their possible failure modes.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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