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post #1 of 21 Old 12-20-2011, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Haynes or Chilton Repair Manual

I see most people on here recommend a factory manual. I am just wondering though between the Haynes and Chilton which one is better for the money?

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Ha...I was going to come on here and say "definitely Hayne's", but I guess it depends on the car and personal preference. I've always gone with Hayne's because they're easier to find and I personally find them to have more pics and be better written.

I've also never had both for one car either, so it's hard to say accurately.

For $40-50 though, grab them both. That's not even the cost of labor for one hour. You'll get your money back the first time you crack one of them open and fix something.
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I would say get neither. Go with the official one from Helm. They are pricier but way more detailed.

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I would say get neither. Go with the official one from Helm. They are pricier but way more detailed.
What are the differences between the two mentioned, Helms and the straight Honda shop manual?
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Helms is the Honda shop manual. The other 2 don't go into detail and not all components are listed. The Helm manual is thousands of pages compared to a few hundred in the others.

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How much are the Helms factory manuals?
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Put in your car info. You can find them used for cheap. I bought all 3 from a user here for about $50.

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post #9 of 21 Old 12-22-2011, 08:30 AM
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cool beans. could you check in your electrical manual to see if it shows the rear window defroster on it? my chiltons doesn't show it. sure would be nice to trouble shoot the wiring.

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It does. I also have the electrical troubleshooting manual although I have never had to use it.

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is the manual your talking about?

what kind of electrical troubleshooting does the electrical troubleshooting manual cover?

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Thumbs up $50 Bucks!

For $50 bucks getting one of those manuals would be worth it!
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Go on ebay and buy an electronic version...there are cheap ones but are hard to search...and for $20 there's a great one that is the service tech's manual for the car FROM honda and is very easy to search.
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got both off of evil bay. $20 for the electronic one, and $47 for the service manual.

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Just get alldata and call it a day.


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