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Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by Special Eddie, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Special Eddie

    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    I like to do repairs on my own vehicles and I always buy the Service Repair Manual for each of the cars I own.
    My wife has a 2011 Chrysler Town and Country and I can't find the service manual for it.
    Chrysler sells a Service Parts Catalog on DVD that has all models from 1984 to date for $1,200 but no Service Repair Manual.
    Where can I get the repair manual I need?
     
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    2011?? Doesn't it have a factory warranty for a few years? Could it void your warranty if you start wrenching on a covered component?
     
  4. Special Eddie

    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    Thanks. Looks like my year is not out yet.
    I'll check back next year.

    For now I would only do repairs that are not covered like Brakes and Oil.
    I bought an oil filter and it's an internal type which I've never done before.
     
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    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    I use HelmInc.com for my Ford and GM cars.
     
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    From Alldata:

    CAUTION: When performing an engine oil change, the oil filter cap must be removed. Removing the oil filter cap releases oil held within the oil filter cavity and allows it to drain into the sump. Failure to remove the cap prior to reinstallation of the drain plug will not allow complete draining of the used engine oil.

    1. Place an oil absorbant cloth around the oil filter housing at the base of the oil filter cap.

    NOTE: The oil filter (3) is attached to the oil filter cap (2).

    2. Rotate the oil filter cap (1) counterclockwise and remove the cap (1) and filter (3) from the oil filter housing.
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    3. Remove the oil filter (3) from the oil filter cap (2).
    4. Remove and discard the O-ring seal (1).
     
  7. Special Eddie

    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    Thank you!
    AllData.com looks cheaper than buying the Manual, since I only hold on to cars for 10 years, 2 five year subscriptions is only $100.
    I normally spend around $150 for one manual.

     
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    We like Alldata. It gets updated constantly so you have all the up to date
    service bulletins from the manufacturer along with the newest service
    procedures and tech data. With a laptop and wireless you can have all
    the info right there in the car while working on it.
     
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    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    i buy alldata for my cars,
     
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    Internal oil filters ?

    First I've heard of them

    Admittedly my truck is 12 years old and my car is 23 years old
    So I don't really keep up with the newer vehicles
     
  12. Special Eddie

    Special Eddie I'M A VIOLENT EXTREMIST!

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    I guess the external ones were not messy enough and the internals cost 3 times more. Go figure.
     

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