Web based auto repair manuals

Web based auto repair manuals


okay I wanted to give you a quick demonstration on what it’s like to use an online auto repair manual for a common repair so I’m going to take us over to Mitchell’s and they provide a demonstration vehicle for us and I’m going to go ahead and log in here and the demonstration vehicle is actually a 2001 Chevrolet s10 and let’s come up with a repair to do and we’re going to say that oil we’re going to replace the water pump on this vehicle and we’re looking for instructions on how to do so well if you go through the through the headlines of the individual repairs you can basically just look for the water pump and we’ve already clicked the removal this is the cleaning and inspection and then we’re going to look for the installation here it is this is a little trick I figured out how to pull it all up at one time so basically I’ve clicked all of the three major sections of the water pump and then I’m going to click on printable version and this is going to provide us with not only a printable version where we could just hit print and take it right out to the vehicle but this is what arm the service manual page is going to look like let me resize it a little bit here there we go and let me resize it a little more okay now we’re in good shape so basically step one is remove the bolts and you know they have they shows any special tools that help you accomplish the repairs but there was a few highlights I wanted to share with you and they talked about after you pull the water pump off and they even give you tips for that but they give you some really important things to to check and these are things that would be commonly found for this repair another interesting thing that they require that they include would be part numbers of the sealant so you could actually go to a General Motors dealer and use the same exact sealant that a professional dealership mechanic would use but another thing that I also find really handy is that when they talk about installing the water pump and here’s a picture of them putting it back together and you can see the bolt here they say tighten the water pump bolts to 33 foot-pounds and this is really important because these bolts are really large on the 4.3 liter water pump and they thread right into the block in your your first reaction when you see these size bolts is that you really want to crush them or you know make them really tight but these gaskets are composite gaskets and they’re almost like a plastic material and if you tighten them much more than 33 foot-pounds you could actually crack or damage them and then when you fill it back up and start running the engine you get a leak there and I’ve learned that firsthand so not only do these online repair manuals provide the step-by-step instructions but they include some really important tips along the way and I know that a lot of people are you know looking for free and this is not free but it is inexpensive if you just wanted to do one repair get in and get out a one-week subscription is about twelve dollars and if you go for the one-year it’s like 25 26 and the longer subscription you go for the more discounted it is and I hope that you enjoyed this video and I thank you for watching


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