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I called when I ordered my truck, asked where to find the Owners Manual, the Diesel Supplement Manual, and the U-Connect 8.4 Manual, they sent me all of them,for no charge. I asked about the service manual, the guy I talked to said they could not send that until I had registered my truck in their owners system web site with the full vin. Maybe he was wrong but he said that they would provide me with one. Go figure?
w6pea, did you ultimately get a service manual after taking delivery of your truck? I'm awaiting delivery of mine and I ordered the TechAuthority piece of junk CD already (before I found this tread). I'd like to see what (if anything) they sent you. Thanks

Doug

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phoenix70charger:
Wondering how you like the CD manual?
 

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phoenix70charger:
Wondering how you like the CD manual?
What, you don't trust my review of how they took a useful document and reformatted it into junk? :crying:
 
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phoenix70charger:
Wondering how you like the CD manual?
I'm with Badunit on this one. IMO, it's questionable whether it's even worth spending the $100 plus bucks for it. I don't know of any other choice but the CD format is crap in my opinion. You have to drill down numerous layers only to find that it's not what you were looking for. I could tolerate the HTML document if they had at put the ability to do a word search. An when you do find what you are looking for there is no detail. It's pathetic. The best I can say is , it's better than nothing. Barely. Don't plan on using it to do any kind of serious repairs with it.
 

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You can check one out as a reference book at your public library. The on CD is a piece of crap. I bought a Service Manual for a1992 Ram Van that I had. And I really think FCA is doing their customers a disservice by not sell a paper copy of the service manual like they did before 2000.
 

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I picked up a Haynes manual for 2009 - 2016 'Dodge' pickups . Better than nothing and it even has a few electric schematics. I originally bought it just to find out how to adjust the headlights. Bought it from Amazon for about $20.

I sure do miss the FSM from my 95 RAM. Spent many hours pouring over electric schematics trouble shooting a rather complicated problem with the PCM in that truck
 

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Nice video. Shows the faults with the manual.

Valve lash adjustment and the proper lash settings are in 09-Engine/Cylinder Head/Valves/Standard Procedure/Valve Lash Adjustment and Verification. That was not the first place I looked but I got there eventually.
 

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I wish I had found this thread before I ordered my CD, but I didn't & now I have a shiny new coaster to put my beer on in the garage.

Do what y'all have looked at in libraries have all the wiring diagrams?

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Would anyone be willing to rip the CD to an .iso and upload it somewhere? I'd be willing to paypal someone to help offset the cost of the manual and I'm sure others would be willing to do the same.
 

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Please don't ask for illegal things here. At many sites, a request like that would get you permanently banned.
 

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Deleted. Not worth responding.
 

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Considering the cost, and the disappointment of the current CD Factory Manuals, is this a case where a person might as well just get a Chiltons or Haynes instead?
I have a 1986 and a 2000 FSM, and understand their value, especially when compared to the other manuals available....it just sounds like they might not be worth it now.
 

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I have not seen a Haynes manual for the 4th gen trucks. Their website says it includes wiring diagrams, which, if true and complete, would be worth the cost of the manual right there.
 

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Is this a good service manual to get? (Tech Authority) does it literally show you everything? (Aside from wiring)
 

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Is this a good service manual to get? (Tech Authority) does it literally show you everything? (Aside from wiring)
It's what the dealers use, so I doubt there is a better one.
 

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So far I’ve only found Haynes, Chiltons and Tech Authority.

The reviews I’ve read on Tech Authority show that it’s sub par.

Trying to find one but don’t know what to get
 
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