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On-Line DIY Service/Repair Manuals

Does anybody use an on-line DIY service/repair manual?? Looking for a site with reliable, up-to-date info that does not cost a bundle—Thanks!

How about free? Just go to autozone.com and register. They are not 100% yet but the Ford Fusion should be on there.

I have used Alldata for a number of years. It’s pretty cheap and has good diagrams. It also has parts prices and labor flat rate hours. TSBs have also been useful. I use it to supplement my Haynes manual as needed. It is not as good as an actual shop manual but for $20 a year (less for subsequent years) it only takes one good tip or diagram to pay for itself.

Your local library also often has a subscription to an online repair manual service that you can access at home once you get the password. It’s pretty much the same thing as what’s on Autozone, which is about as good as a Haynes manual.

Thank You!

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