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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012 Thread Starter
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what repair manuals are good to have???

as a person that likes to work on his car and as more miles are added on to my mustang im going to be doing more work on her. now i know its a good idea to have repair manuals on the mustang for reference when you work on the car. so my question what books are good to have for reference when working on the mustang???


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The best manual you could possibly have is the factory service manual. But thoes things are $$$. But again, nothing compares. Your next safest bet is a Chilton or Haynes manual that you can get at nearly any autoparts store

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ya i saw the factory manuals go for like $160

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There are also some pretty good online soures like AllData. The cost is not that bad if just using it for one vehicle and it is also pretty comprehensive
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Gentlemen,

A week ago or so I went on Amazon and ordered both a Chiltons and Haynes manual for about $20 each. Then I got a pop-up saying that if I sign up for the Amazon Master Card (or Visa?), I would get a $40 credit on my purchase. So......I got both manuals plus a new credit card for free. (I'll never use the card again).

Something to consider.
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This one works for me. Ford Service Manuals - 2005

And, it's free !

Compliments of this site.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ce-manual.html

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I've used Haynes in the past. They're pretty good, although sometimes they may skip a step which leads you to figure it out for yourself.
I've saved lots of cash using those books.

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I have both a chiltons and a FSM. The FSM sometimes goes into too much detail for what I want and sometimes the chiltons is missing info. It also goes the other way around on occasion...

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