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Factory Repair Manuals / Service Manuals: Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, GMExact reprints of the original factory manuals produced by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler/Plymouth covering vehicle assembly, repair, service and maintenance.
Factory manuals make a great gift for the car or truck enthusiast, collector or restorer.
We offer OEM manuals, brochures, owner's manuals and more.
Factory Shop Manuals
These books are issued by vehicle manufacturers and are intended for their dealer's service departments. Therefore, a certain degree of experience and knowledge is expected since they are intended for professional mechanics. Aftermarket repair manuals such as Chilton and Haynes, on the other hand, are written for the do-it-yourselfer.
As with everything else, there are exceptions to this rule, but the great majority of service manuals listed here, were written for pro mechanics.
Also worth noting, is that in some instances a factory manual may call for a specific tool, and do so by using the manufacturer's part number.
But whether you call it a factory repair manual, a manufacturer's service guide, or an O.E.M. (Original Equipment Manufacturer) shop manual, sometimes a factory manual is the only publication available, since not all makes and models are covered by the aftermarket.
One of the benefits of using a factory repair manual, is that in most cases, they list O.E.M. part numbers, which makes it a lot easier to order the right parts or components. Plus, you can rest assured that the information presented is correct, since it was written by the people who built the vehicle.
Above: Phillip Pratt with his 1919 Ford Model T Speedster Roadster. Phillip, with the help of sons Loren and Bill, did a frame-up restoration. They hand-built the wooden body and finished the project in about 2 years. San Marcos, CA.