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#181268 - 12/01/01 05:55 PM Repair manual
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Does anyone know if the nissan service manual is something a weekend warrior could handle or is it very technical and best left to the pros?

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#181269 - 12/01/01 09:23 PM Re: Repair manual
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It's huge, but well written with great diagrams.

What do you plan on working on ?
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#181270 - 25/01/01 09:51 PM Re: Repair manual
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I recently got a service manual for my 2001 Xterra. They are offered in the form of both book and CD-rom. I bought the CD-rom, which Nissan calls "Electronic Service Manual" (ESM). I consider myself to be fairly capable mechanic-wise. I think the manual is usable for all except total beginners. You can read any service procedure before you start, and decide if it is something you wish to attempt. The manual also includes very complete specifications for your truck (fluid capacities, alignment numbers, etc.)

I replaced the plastic steering wheel on my XE with a leather one for an SE. The ESM procedure was very clear and concise. I printed just the pages I needed and took them with me while working. On the other hand, instructions were very limited on replacing a shifter knob.

Be prepared for sticker shock. The ESM version is about $200 and the book version is about $300 (gasp!). That alone may make your decision.

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#181271 - 07/02/01 03:12 PM Re: Repair manual
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i asked the dealer and he said NO WAY

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#181272 - 07/02/01 03:45 PM Re: Repair manual
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Originally posted by XROCK23:
i asked the dealer and he said NO WAY



he said no way to what?

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#181273 - 17/02/01 06:23 PM Re: Repair manual
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Originally posted by Synchro:
he said no way to what?



Probably if a person (like you or I) should invest in the Service Manual. Of course he would say that, because they want to do the repairs.

I don't have the X Service manual (I will when I get some $$$), but I have had some luck with old Nissan Service manuals - they seem to do a VERY nice job writing them, and I was very happy with the one I had for my old Datson 510. My dad and I used it to replace the clutch on that.

I would take any service manual over a Chilton's any day of the week (and twice on Sundays).


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#181274 - 18/02/01 08:08 AM Re: Repair manual
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I have bought the OEM service manuals for every car I have ever owned (except the Porsche, because Porsche wants an immense amount of money for their manual, if you can believe that). I have worked from Nissan manuals in the past and found that they are very helpful in explaining virtually every aspect of most procedures.
I recommend to anyone with any mechanical ability, an few tools, and the intention of keeping your vehicle for a while (i.e. more than the term of your loan) to purchase the service manual.
If you think about it, ONE use of the manual with your elbow grease would recover the cost of the manual just in labor savings from an average,out of warranty, dealer service visit.

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#181275 - 18/02/01 09:18 AM Re: Repair manual
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Originally posted by kandacarlson:
except the Porsche, because Porsche wants an immense amount of money for their manual, if you can believe that


Oh my, It's More the the X manual?? Ouch!

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