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Does anyone have a source for the official manual the service departments have?

I saw a DVD from a ford site for $199. Would rather not spend that but would if I knew it was same manual techs use. Anyone have any info?

Also if I buy the $200 DVD anyone want to "split" it with me after I'm done? I'll probably only need it a month or two hopefully then you can have it. I'll post again about buying it when I'm done but if anyone wants to get first dibs now let me know and I will give you first chance to buy when I'm done.

If anyone knows a better source or manual let me know and I'll buy that and the same offer will apply.. I will sell it after I'm done for half.

Thanks. Looking to get this ASAP.
 

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Actually just saw this "chilton" online thing where I can "rent" a repair manual for cheaper and just for the time I need it. Is this comparable to an official ford/Lincoln manual? Anyone know? Thanks.
 

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I haven't looked at a Chiltons manual for awhile but they are usually limited when compared to a factory service manual. But perhaps the rented version they are using the actual Ford Service Manual.
 

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I haven't looked at a Chiltons manual for awhile but they are usually limited when compared to a factory service manual. But perhaps the rented version they are using the actual Ford Service Manual.
thanks it was only $17 for one month online so I signed up. Perusing it now. Its pretty technical and descriptive. But I only bought the DIY one. Pro one is $135 a month but I probably wouldn't understand most of it anyway LOL.
Not bad if you need to do some things. I'm not a DIYer (with cars at least, any other machine..) but just looking for info. Unless you ae doing major work I think it helpful but I wonder how it compares to the $199 Ford DVD....
 

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Very little DYI stuff on these vehicles Outside what's provided in the owners manual.
 

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You know I've been reading the online manual since yesterday and I must say it's fascinating to read some of it! Worth $17 if you can read a lot in a month($17/month or you can buy a year for less). If you're interested in really reading up about the MKC from a service/tech side it's pretty cool. It really explains in tech detail how everything works in addition to the tech repair steps. My wife is the techie and loves reading about the electrical/computer and network system involved with the car and how it all communicates with each other. It's pretty complex. I don't get any of it but she does LOL. She has to explain it to me in non techie speak but it's pretty cool how they use technology to run almost everything in the car and how all the systems connect. If you like that stuff the manual is a good read :).

Taking into account all that's going on in there we should all be happy there aren't MORE problems LOL. In consideration there's a lot that could go wrong. But when you read the manual the techs literally have every scenario and step to move through to diagnose and repair it. The tech only needs to follow each protocol/step that is pretty precisely outlined for them, if a then b if not than c, etc etc. it's almost like they don't even really need much experience, it seems like they have to follow fords repair steps.

If you are geeky about your car I highly recommend trying it out, it's been worth the $17. We can't stop reading :) there's a lot!
 

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I bought the chiltons for a month when I took the rear bumper off and replaced it with the trailer hitch version. Great manual! Im hoping that they come out with a paper copy too.

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