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Old 03-13-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default Service Manuals ? what are you guys using ?

My 04 now has 235K on the clock and of course has a few things needing tending to.

I don't find the usual Chilton or Haynes manuals available. I did a quick search and it looks like Ecklers has discontinued selling them and none available on ebay. Just wondered what folks are using for a shop manual these days ?

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:24 AM
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Have you contacted your main public library to see if they have the three volume factory set?
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I had a set of the Factory Service Manuals for my last C5. Hard to find something better for working on the car.
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The Factory Service Manuals are the best for doing maintenance and repairs for your car. Keep checking the C5 Parts For Sale section to see if a set on 2004 FSM books come up for sale. The FSM's are year-specific so make sure you purchase the books for that year. It will probably be a 3 volume set.
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Do a Google search- someone posted the official service manuals for free online.
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Can get the manuals on CD from Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corvette-C-...cAAOSw1WJZEl7o
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I have and use the 3-book manuals. Found them on Ebay.
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[QUOTE=David73;1599036678]My 04 now has 235K on the clock and of course has a few things needing tending to.

I don't find the usual Chilton or Haynes manuals available. I did a quick search and it looks like Ecklers has discontinued selling them and none available on ebay. Just wondered what folks are using for a shop manual these days ?

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David[/QUOT

I got the Haynes manual from Orielly auto parts about a month ago.




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Just picked up the '04 2 book set on ebay.
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Myself. This forum. Google. Sometimes YouTube.
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Originally Posted by David73 View Post
My 04 now has 235K on the clock and of course has a few things needing tending to.

I don't find the usual Chilton or Haynes manuals available. I did a quick search and it looks like Ecklers has discontinued selling them and none available on ebay. Just wondered what folks are using for a shop manual these days ?

thanks
David
I have the 3 volume set that I found on eBay but I seem to use this forum allot more than I use the books
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[QUOTE=c5convert;1599041735]
Originally Posted by David73 View Post
My 04 now has 235K on the clock and of course has a few things needing tending to.

I don't find the usual Chilton or Haynes manuals available. I did a quick search and it looks like Ecklers has discontinued selling them and none available on ebay. Just wondered what folks are using for a shop manual these days ?

thanks
David[/QUOT

I got the Haynes manual from Orielly auto parts about a month ago.




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Looks like the Haynes manual covers the C5 and C6 in one book...
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Originally Posted by ~Josh View Post
Myself. This forum. Google. Sometimes YouTube.

Same.

I don't think I've used a factory or aftermarket service manual since the late 90s. There is so much information out there on Al Gores intrawebs.
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Originally Posted by v6turbo87 View Post
Can get the manuals on CD from Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corvette-C-...cAAOSw1WJZEl7o
I ordered this yesterday, I will let you guys know if is a good thing. I have always used the paper copies of the shop manual for all my other cars. got them from Helm's.
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
I had a set of the Factory Service Manuals for my last C5. Hard to find something better for working on the car.
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Originally Posted by Gary In NM View Post
I ordered this yesterday, I will let you guys know if is a good thing. I have always used the paper copies of the shop manual for all my other cars. got them from Helm's.
Interesting that they use a C6 emblem...at least the pics are of C5's.

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I have the 3 volume set that I found on eBay but I seem to use this forum allot more than I use the books
Me too as well. Spent the bucks on a used set of factory manuals, but it's primarily this forum and youtube.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:51 PM
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I ordered this yesterday, I will let you guys know if is a good thing. I have always used the paper copies of the shop manual for all my other cars. got them from Helm's.I ordered this yesterday, I will let you guys know if is a good thing. I have always used the paper copies of the shop manual for all my other cars. got them from Helm's.

Kinda sounds like you need to run a few copies of that , you know in case yours gets lost
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I have the two volume GM shop manual for 04 in excellent condition. Some light smudges on outside edge but still excellent. No ripped or torn pages. This is the red two volume set complete. I acquired a brand new set so I don't need two sets. PM me or e mail and I'll send picks if interested.
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Got the disc today, don't waste your money. very hard to find anything, seams to be lacking a lot of info, very generic. Going to buy the 3 book set from Helm's when I get around to having the money to do so.
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