|Automotive Repair Manuals|
General Motors: Chevrolet Malibu (1997 thru 2003) Chevrolet Classic (2004 and 2005) Oldsmobile Alero (1999 thru 2003) Oldsmobile Cutlass (1997-2000) Pontiac Grand Am (1999 thru 2003)
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Product # 38026 Haynes Repair manual: Malibu 1997 -2003, Alero 1999-2003, Cutlass 1997-2000, Pontiac Grand Am 1999 - 2003 Jan 10, 2011
This book is a 30% book, 30 % repair information and 70% waste... This manual-38026 by Haynes leaves the do it yourselfer out of the picture and send us to the shop...It is missing vaccum diagrams, electrical specifications (which make it impossible and pointless to repair based on this information)... It is missing repair procedures... Complete waste of money!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
good repair manual Aug 14, 2007
By K. Levise
This book is a typical Haynes manual. If you do repair on your own vehicles, then you have probably used one at some point in time. They do a great job of covering 99% of the repair jobs you might encounter. There is also a part that covers troubleshooting of problems and a small section that explains a little bit about the options. After market products, of course, aren't covered in these nor is this a book for the total novice. It does assume some knowledge about the way a car works and an understanding of basic mechanical procedures. But definitely a must for anyone that wants to do any kind of work on a vehicle on your own. These books are a bargain for the information that they have in them.
Basic guide will get you by, but don't expect too much Mar 18, 2014
Gives you a really basic and straight forward picture guide on how to do most common repairs. It is not comprehensive enough though! It only works around a perfect world where everything is in place and you have pandora's toolbox. I originally bought this for a couple repairs like drum brakes, antenna rewiring, and fuel gauge fix; 1: It made the drum brake procedure understandable but there was a little confusion due to lack of multiple pictures, 2: It only tells you how to unscrew and unplug the antenna mount in the trunk and not anything about the wiring to the head unit that I needed, 3: No quality repair info about instrument cluster repairs.
Overall an OK addition to internet research but not a replacement.
So-So Oct 28, 2011
By C. Taylor
For some things it serves its purpose minimally, but with others it is downright awful. I've had other Hayne's Repair Manuals in the past and they were definitely better than this one. There have been several times I've looked up various things in this book to see little more than a three-word descriptive and an awful picture that I can't make out. What's the point of buying this book when I have to resort to Google searches?
If there are any other alternatives out there I would most likely recommend getting them instead, but if this is your only option then get it and suffer through it.
Good value for the amount of information given. Dec 16, 2013
By Charles J. Saunders
Not bad- works well for most things. Pictures are sometimes hard to interpret, as they are in black and white, and of course it doesn't cover in detail the things that you need the most info on. Well worth the investment for the person who is trying to save some money on repairs, and wants to gain experience.
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