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01-16-2011 02:27 PM  7 years agoPost 1
camt10

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wich online repair manaul site do you perfer ie. alldata.
does anyone no of free sites. I would like to use for the ocassional used car,any help appreciated

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01-16-2011 03:09 PM  7 years agoPost 2
shawmcky

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Sites or clubs dedicated to one particular make can be a good source of info,usually if you have a problem with an auto someone else has had the problem and fixed it.It is a good way to save hours of diagnostic work too.Such is the complexity of modern vehicles,professionals use this approach amongst themselves all the time.Auto data sites are great but expensive if you are not using them all the time in connection with a repair business.BBA Reman in the Uk has a good forum for electronic problems for most european and asian vehicles.Some real experts on that site.They have a common failures page that covers a lot of makes.

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01-16-2011 05:07 PM  7 years agoPost 3
merlin3

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alldata isnt too bad but not the most descriptive or easiest to find what your looking for.

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01-16-2011 05:57 PM  7 years agoPost 4
camt10

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im a master diag tech in a dealer specific just curious what guys are using. i know alldata is popular just sseing what others have experience with. dont need it for quick diag just hard info ie ewd and such

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01-17-2011 01:54 AM  7 years agoPost 5
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camt10,, if you have a problem go to Google and type in the problem, like "I have to hit the Dash of my Caravan to get it to start"

sites with the problem will pop up and you will be told how to fix it..

BTW, yes yes for 2 years I had to slam on the Dash on my Caravan to get it to start, so I Google'ed it and I found I didn't need to pay Dodge $800 to fix it, just resoder some Pots in the Insturmental Cluster

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&...ef1ed213f96a03d

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01-17-2011 04:17 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Crashr30

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two popular choices

Been in the business 20 years on the mfr. side and owned an independent shop for awhile. The two popular choices are Alldata and Mitchell. From all the various techs that came and went they all preferred Alldata. Some had used Mitchell but everyone that I had spoken with found Alldata to be easier. Mitchell is supposed to have better wiring diagrams though.

I had Alldata, but I also had Identifix. Identifix does not have much in diagrams and such but is a lot like a bulletin board where you can put in your specifiec information on almost any vehicle and you can see a list of what techs around the country did to repair the vehicle. Great if you do not know the quirks of the brand you are working on. Gives you a great starting point if nothing else and they have a techline. I had this at the shop as well and the techs loved it.

I think Snap-On has some sort of program or service but not sure. Seems like I heard of one. Ask you Snap On guy as he will have input on both what they have to offer and what other shops tend to use since he sees all the independents.

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01-17-2011 11:38 AM  7 years agoPost 7
LONEWOLF2440

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We use mostly aldata i usually call it nodata MItchels on demand isnt bad to use

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01-17-2011 10:44 PM  7 years agoPost 8
STR8HUCKIN

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Just do the same thing you do for your helis. Find a good automotive forum and become a member.

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01-17-2011 11:20 PM  7 years agoPost 9
outhouse

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camt10,, if you have a problem go to Google and type in the problem, like "I have to hit the Dash of my Caravan to get it to start"
this is excellent advise.

I use alldata when i already know what im fixing in the shop.

google is pretty quick for getting to already known issue on certain models.

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01-17-2011 11:33 PM  7 years agoPost 10
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yee-up, did the same for my Son's Car,, told me to replace the Coolant Temp Sensor, problem solved for only $12

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