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 Post subject: Vehicle Repair Guides
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:41 pm 
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Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but autozone has the repair manual(haynes?) for 85-93 geo metro/sprint cars. I've found these guides helpful even on my 95 swift. go to http://www.autozone.com on the left side of the screen choose Repair Info, then Vehicle Repair Guides, choose your year 85-93 geo metro. Sorry if this has been mentioned before. Maybe it should be a sticky?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:01 am 
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http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroke ... deYMMEYear is very good links... yes i think this thread should be sticky...

thank you pal... thats what i am looking for.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:29 am 
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that's a good site, someone should download all the pages and make a manual out of it, :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:16 am 
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Only problem with that Haynes manual is that it only covers 3 cyl. engines...


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Well if u see this page you wont be able to check suzuki cars, so i think is not ok this website


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They don't list Suzuki cars, but they do have into for the rebadged Chevy/Geo/Pontiac versions.

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HAHA! I have the Haynes 1985 thru 2001 and it only cover the 3 banger

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 Post subject: 88 Firefly
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:02 pm 
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I have the GM 1985-2000 Chev Sprint / Metro / Geo Metro / Suzuki Swift Manual Covers 1.0 and Some 1.3 Stuff
However I am having trouble with the Wire Maps and Carb Setup they are not from my specific Car
Any one Know where I could get my hands on a manual for the
"1988 Pontiac Firefly"

Checked out the Site Listed Above has same info as My book


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You may have some luck with a $20 Haynes manual from Canadian Tire. Here's some scans from mine that cover carb servicing info:
http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?p=46107#46107

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:58 am 
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If you're really stuck you could try contacting a GM dealer... I used to fax ppl diagrams when I worked there. Older shops may still have all the old manuals. They're written for GM Technitan diagnosis, but that actually makes them pretty easy to follow.

If you can figure it out from the Haynes it's probably easier..


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I was looking at buying the haynes geo / sprint repair guide 85-01 from canadien tire but I wasn't sure if it would cover my 1998 pontiac firefly. anyone know if it will cover it enough?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:23 pm 
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It should cover it, unless you have any sort of turbo package. Turbos have a seperate manual supplement that I think only the dealerships got.


The cars are pretty much similar all the way through.. but the manual will jump around with exceptions to this or that... ABS vs. Non.. manual vs. Automatic, etc.


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My Chilton manual does cover the turbo car but mostly just the MK1 version as it's an American manual. It covers all models up to and including the 2000 model year. They are pretty basic manuals and jump around a lot between the years. If you can find a dealer one that pertains to your model year/years of car you will be better off. They are still handy to have lying around in the mean time though!

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I bought a Chilton manual a few weeks ago when I got my 2000 Chevy Metro, because it was the only manual anyone had in stock in town. Of course I couldn't look at it before buying it, it was wrapped in plastic and they didn't want to sell it unwrapped.

My conclusion: it is a waste of money. It leaves a lot of info out, and some info is wrong, such as grades/weights of oil to use, gear oil for manual tranny, etc.

I hope the Haynes manual is better--can anyone offer a comparison?

The big factory manual is $130US, and I don't really want to spend that at the moment.


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buy your factory service manual on ebay, should get it for 50$ or so

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 Post subject: Repair manual
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:35 pm 
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Good luck on finding your repair manual on e-bay. They have a wide selection and if you are lucky you might find one. However, do not count on it though. Myself personally, I would save up money and purchase the factory service manual. I have bought them for previous cars that I have driven, and they are priceless and worth every cent!!!. You will be able to answer any question about your car. Publications such as Haynes tend to skip around and mix the different models too much for my taste. When I have a question about my car I don't want an answer that pertains to another model, such as a Storm or a sedan Metro for example. ( I have a 2 door Metro 95 1.0 5 sp. by the way). I have a few wiring issues for example that only a service manual would clear up.
Good luck with your car!


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Throuogh perserverance, I did manage to get a 2 volume factory manual on eBay. Once I started looking for them, I discovered that there is usually one listed, and if not, someone puts one up for auction soon. I've seen 3 or 4 in the last couple of months, plus a number of Haynes and Chilton manuals (avoid the Chilton like the plague!) plus a couple of people selling unspecified manuals on CD.


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I just bought a new Haynes '85 thru 2001 repair manual and it is positively the worst excuse for a manual I have ever seen, and I've seen a few. I knew the Haynes manuals were rather general, but this one gives new meaning to the word.
If that sounded a bit strong, I apologize to those who think it's just fine, but it doesn't work for me at all. I'm on the hunt for a factory manual now.
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http://www.faxonautolit.com/

I've bought sevral factory manuals from these guys.
They deal in new and used manuals, and they sell on Ebay as well.

I bought a factory service electrical diagnosis manual for my 91 metro,
and even a FSM for my 1947 Ford tractor.

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From my past experiences, I've concluded that I like the chilton manual better than the haynes. Mainly because I have a turbo 3cyl and the chilton refers to it more, though I don't believe your talking about the turbo models. Now the BEST and only manual I use is the turbo supplement you can download from the mk1/2 turbo section of this website.(I believe that it is the factory service manual) If you have the turbo model I highly recomend you download that supplement. When I went to buy one from the dealer they wanted to charge me $80 for it, this free download is definatley a bargain. (God Bless he who took the time to create the PDF :lol: )

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