This is a awesome find dude. Thanks
The old link was working last week. Thanks for the update.OK, found a working login, as long as it lasts
P.S. I changed the address to copy and paste as it's possible the traffic all pointing back to Challengertalk may be why the Roswell site was changed. Just copy and paste the address to the url bar
I purchased the "factory" manual on DVD from the dealer, and it wasn't cheap. The thing does not have any wiring diagrams nor a parts breakdown in it, making it pretty much crap.Once upon a time, getting a "shop manual" for any given car wasn't that much of a big deal. But these days, with everything online, subscription based and $$$$, most of us can't or won't spend the money to access the good stuff. So happy to have come across this link.
While growing up, my dad (God rest his soul), a WWII vet and one who prided himself in fixing things on his own, taught me the value of getting it done right by doing it yourself. For most of us, a quality service manual makes this much easier. Granted it's not the factory manual, but it's dead sure better than trying to "wing it."
Bought the DVD from TechAuthority and was disappointed to find no wiring diagrams. For $19 I bought a service manual from ebay and it contained the wiring diagrams.I purchased the "factory" manual on DVD from the dealer, and it wasn't cheap. The thing does not have any wiring diagrams nor a parts breakdown in it, making it pretty much crap.
Gila,I purchased the "factory" manual on DVD from the dealer, and it wasn't cheap. The thing does not have any wiring diagrams nor a parts breakdown in it, making it pretty much crap.
This link will take you to the New Mexico State Library page where you will find the Chilton link partway down on the right...see pic 1 below
Click on “ChiltonLibrary.com” and it will take you to an “Out-of-State Access” page....DO NOT USE YOUR OUT OF STATE INFO....use “Roswell” for city and “88203” for zip code...see pic 2 below
This works; just finished trying it on my iPad.
If that's what they're trying to do, I have a hack for that as well...at least in Google Chrome. You can go into Chrome and change the longitude/latitude setting of your browser so that it will be "read" as being local.Good hack! Looks like they are trying to restrict access to NM residents only now. Makes sense I guess. Libraries are funded by tax money.
If ya don't mind my asking, what did it cost? I'm guessing many would be curious about that but scared to ask.
What it doesn't have: times have changed. It's frustrating for the do-it-yourselfer to access the info needed to get it done. About the only recourse we have is this forum. One plus we can be thankful for: the car has remained relatively the same for all these years. That helps when it comes to trying to assemble info on just how to fix stuff on a forum like ours. We've been clamoring for less weight and a new platform. I'm not looking forward to this. Reason being: when they finally do decide to go to a new chassis, we have to start all over from square one. Even doing something so easy as removing a front grill becomes a whole new world.
I for one am not looking forward to the changes that lie ahead. I'm not big on change. I don't care about the newest and latest. I'm perfectly happy with what I have and I appreciate the wealth of valuable knowledge on this forum to help me along when the day comes that I have to start fixing things that break on my Challenger.
Some would say, it's an aging platform, we need to update it. To that I say: you're an aging platform too, Buckwheat. Maybe we ought to update you?
How does the TechAuthority manual compare, other than no wiring diagrams, to the printed manuals from years ago? Their website says you need Internet Explorer in order to use it. Is this actually true or are they just copying over old information from years ago.?Bought the DVD from TechAuthority and was disappointed to find no wiring diagrams. For $19 I bought a service manual from ebay and it contained the wiring diagrams.
The USB version still says “Only Windows operating systems and Internet Explorer are supported.”So I have had printed manuals for all my jeeps and they have way more detailed information than the stuff put out by techauthority. To get the CD to work with internet explorer you need to change compatibility mode to an earlier internet explorer, so annoying! Basically what you see on the on line Chilton manual site (minus the wiring diagrams) is what is in techautority. I wonder if the new USB versions they are putting out still need IE to work?