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Old 05-26-2003, 10:14 PM   #1
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I've searched everywhere, ebay, Chiltons, Helm,...and can't find a 94 Bonne repair manual. I've found the Haynes for "full size models" but it includes old Oldsmobile and Buick models. I basically need it for engine repair purposes mostly.

I did find a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville manual. Would that do? It is the same exact engine right? Still series1. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks a lot.
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The 93 and 94 engines are slightly different, and they use a different computer. I wouldn't spend the money on the 93 manual...

Try:

http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2...0TJ6NFB93L0BAD
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Unless you buy a shop manual, you're not going to find a Haynes or Chiltons repair manual for just one year or one specific GM car. Haynes and Chiltons are going to cover a set of years of a certain model of cars and they will mention the year to year differences as they apply.
As far as that goes, you're not going to find a shop manual for just the Bonneville, it'* going to cover all C/H platform cars, because under the skin, they are the same car. The Bonne, the LeSabre, the 88'*, 98'*, and Park Aves are all built on the same assembly line by the same overpaid union workers.
The differences, as they say, are only skin deep.
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I also bought the Haynes and was very disappointed by the often wrong information. I bought a Popular Mechanics CD that helps a little more but not much. Recently I found that Autozone.com has on line manuals that are free and contain very good information. If you find any others please let us know.
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I'd go with the one you mentioned fuddyduddy121, but it'* $90. I saw that this morning. Kind of upsetting since that'* the only reason I won't get it. There is a 1000 page one that covers the 1983-2002 Bonnes I think, on ebay. It'* only ~ $30. May go with that, or I'll wait and see what else people suggest.

The Haynes "full size models" gave me wrong info and/or not enough info so I don't want to get that either. What a PITA.
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I found the shop manuals for my '96 on Ebay for $15 or so. Between them and the Haynes manual, most everything is covered. I haven't found any bad info in the Haynes like the others mentioned.
As cheap as the Haynes and Chilton manuals are, you should just buy both.
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