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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-1999, 11:56 PM
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Shop Manuals?

I'm tired of trying to interpret my Chilton Manual, so I'm looking for a factory shop manual for my 84 CJ7. I found one source -- Bob Johnson's Auto Literature at www.autopaper.com -- but the guy wants $75 for a reprint. Seems kind of steep to me. Anybody out there have a better (i.e. cheaper) source?

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-17-1999, 12:21 AM
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Re: Shop Manuals?

Yes, They are pricey.

Try www.thejeep.com

Im not sure the manuals from Chysler are much more than the $75 the one place wanted for a reprint. Call your local Chrysler dealer...get the parts department and ask them for the 1-800 number to the place that provides the service manuals. I have one for my 85 CJ7 and one for my 00 TJ. I dont remember what I paid for the CJ7 manual... it was 3 or 4 years ago. I paid $100 for the TJ manual. I think it is an important 'tool' to have in the collection and worth the money.


Good luck,

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Re: Shop Manuals?

Check this out:
www.alldatadiy.com
It is a subscription on line shop manual.
A year costs $20.00 for one vehicle, but you can print the info you need.

Good luck.


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Re: Shop Manuals?

Check Leon Rosser they had some manuals for cheaper but they did not have one for my '77 CJ-7 so I had to order a reprint from the place Chrysler told me about. I don't remember their name but their number is (800) 890-4038. I paid about $85 for mine but it paid for itself after the first engine repair. They also have reprints and original Owner's Manuals.

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Re: Shop Manuals?

The AllData item is of poor quality from what I have heard. It's just copied images of the factory manual and a lot is missing and also hard to read.


Again, this is just what I've heard.

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Re: Shop Manuals?

Yep, Alldat isn't that great.

I paid 100 for a copy of the shop manual and I paid too much.

I remember seeing a website that had them (original) for $35. I think it was Rosser or it was that other site with the VIN # info.

Try this site:
http://www.thejeep.com/autobook.html


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Re: Shop Manuals?

Well fellas, after checking all the different sources you mentioned, I went ahead and ordered from Chrysler (thanks LarryM & fratt77CJ7). Rosser listed a cheaper price, but it didn't include all the supplements -- tranny, wiring, & body. Including shipping, I paid $68.20.

If anybody wants a greasy ol' Chiltons Manual, I know where you can get one -- and CHEAP!

Thanks for the help everybody!

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Re: Shop Manuals?

You have just invested the best $70 you will ever invest on your Jeep. Mark you, I said invest and didn't say spend. The amount of information you are about to have arrive at your place will amaze you if you don't have one already. You will NEVER go back to Haynes or Chilton or who ever. Good luck!
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