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Old 01-12-2008, 04:25 AM   #1
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All of you mechanics and gear heads, where can I find good info on step by step info for auto repair. I have an 04 Ford F-150 that I'm tearing apart the door to replace the power mirror on the driver's side. Is there anything available online similar to the Haynes manuals. If I had one for my vehicle, I'd be using it right now...

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Old 01-12-2008, 04:27 AM   #2
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http://www.fordgroups.com/

I use that for all the work I do on my 2000 Ford F-150.

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I know you use to be able to get Ford's service manuals on-line for free.

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Old 01-12-2008, 06:10 AM   #4
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I own Hayns or chiltons manuals for all my vehicle's, but when Im workin on friends I can usually find one at the library. Ive never had much luck finding that kind of info online.

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I don't have any links or manuals to share, but I do have some advice. When doing work that requires the removal of interior panels, DO NOT force anything. If you're prying hard, you're wrong. Something will break, you'll curse yourself for having done that, and you'll pay through the nose to have it fixed. Have patience, be thorough, and walk away at the slightest inkling of frustration. Come back later with a fresh attitude and outlook on the problem at hand. In the end, you'll thank me.

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Well, I was able to get everything apart and put back together. After removing the couple visible screws, the button pannel on the arm rest and the speaker in the door, the panel slid up and came off.

The mirror itself was easy to replace. And it was much faster to put back together. Thanks guys for the help. I didn't endup finding anything really useful for my little repair, but at least I know where to find some if I had a bigger project. That and I know next time that if I have anything bigger to tear apart, I'm getting one of those Haynes or Chilton's manuals.

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Too bad you're not closer... I have a HUGE network of 'car guys' that I lean on when there is something needed to be done... one of them is my dad... he's got a lift! I did the brakes on my Ram last weekend and have to do the brakes on my husbands van tomorrow up at his place.

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Just start unbolting ****. If you have bolts left over when your done- dont worry

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I managed to get the 1999 Ford Shop manual CD download a couple of years ago, but that site seems to be gone now... Glad you got it figured out.

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Just start unbolting ****. If you have bolts left over when your done- dont worry
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