This page is about Chevy repair manuals and the reasons why you’ll most likely be happy with the amount of information included in the online versions.
General Motors provides excellent repair support. In fact, the availability of PDF manuals for some light duty car and trucks goes way back. As an example, the Chevrolet El Camino shop manuals go back to 1964.
They even have online diagrams for this 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo. You won’t find this kind of coverage with popular online programs that charge a subscription fee.
Sidebar: Don’t miss the 4 minute video at the bottom that shows you what the Chevrolet S10 Blazer wiring diagram section and ladder diagrams look like in the downloadable PDF format.
You can use it to solve climate control problems on many GM automobiles. Now, when it comes to the quality of the auto repair information in any web based service manual it really boils down to what’s provided. Garbage in, garbage out they say.
The more information received from the manufacturer the more repair diagrams and service bulletins are contained in the online version of that manual.
Hats off to Chevrolet division of the General Motors Corp. for including all the information contained in the professional dealership publication to companies that provide service manuals and automotive information.
These Chevrolet repair manuals offer high quality repair procedures for DIY mechanics.
Wag of the finger to the foreign car companies like Kia and BMW that don’t want to share their high quality reference materials with do-it-yourself minded people.
The Right to Repair Act
This boils down to an ongoing and raging debate about whether or not car manufacturers should be obligated to supply auto repair information to the public and aftermarket repair shops.
Law makers are pushing legislation called the right to repair act that will assure the information to fix cars remains available to the general public.
Nevertheless, some automakers are fighting for the right to withhold this repair information and are lobbying against the bill. Why are they against making this information public?
If you think about it, if this information is withheld then only dealerships would have the needed reference materials to perform service and maintenance. Good for them, but bad for us as the Diy car mechanic and local repair shops would be left out.
Chevrolet and the other General Motors products as well as most American car manufacturers believe that you have the right to repair your own vehicle.
This is why we consider the information included in the complete online Chevy repair manuals found here as high quality. Nevertheless, we really have to thank the car-makers that support our right to repair the vehicles we purchase.
Long story short, when you subscribe to a repair manual service or buy a PDF version some automobiles provide great information. However, some vehicles have a lack of quality information. Personally I have found the best ones come from Chevrolet, Chrysler and Ford Motor Company.
Tip of the hat to Japanese vehicles like Nissan, Toyota and Subaru that also do a nice job. I think the worst ones come from German automakers and some Korean made vehicles supply far less information as you’ll find in Chevy repair manuals.
Information from the General
The wiring diagram in the video comes from a popular online service manual. At the time of this writing the demonstration vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2. In fact, I own this vehicle and bought the shop manual for it.
This wiring diagram is the same exact one provided in a professional Chevrolet dealership publication. If you’re looking for information on how to repair AC blower motors on GM vehicles we provide a comprehensive article to help you.
Do you own a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck or sport utility vehicle? Then this is your lucky day. The wiring diagram in the featured video below provides fantastic information for the do-it-yourself auto mechanic.
Remember that the front AC compressor control circuit has the same layout and wire colors across many years and models. You’ll find the diagnostic techniques highlighted useful even if your car has different color wires.
The video covers an extremely common failure that prevents the air conditioning compressor from turning on. It shows you how to locate the AC compressor clutch relay. And how the simple circuit operates. The theory of operation applies to many cars and trucks.
Don’t have time to watch the clip or try the service? Give this Chevrolet auto repair manual page a bookmark or share with friends. If you need further support in the automotive air conditioning department we have you covered.
Chevrolet Repair Manual Video
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I have a few more pages about how to use repair diagrams to fix your vehicle and home. This next link will take you to the beginning of the car repair and service manuals section.
Here you can see an older video that talks about how to use a ladder type repair diagram to troubleshoot complex car problems.
For more information about what other types of automotive information you’ll find on this website visit the homepage. This website is closing in on 200 pages of high-quality information. Here you can find more answers to common car questions.