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Old 12-23-2003, 05:45 PM
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Motorcraft Online Manuals

I read about the Motorcraft online manuals here.

I love having that type of access, but $250 for a year membership is ridiculous.

Does anybody know if you could buy the short term membership and essentially download all the information?

I'd pay $12.95, but no way I'm shelling out $250.
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:10 PM
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My feelings also. Still, I wish I had at least a good factory shop manual(s) for this truck.

Does Ford print and sell paper shop manuals to the public?
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Old 12-23-2003, 09:28 PM
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Shop manuals are available but the cost may
be more than $250.00.I think the owners manual
tell where to purchase it. Helm i think is the company.

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Old 12-24-2003, 09:24 AM
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I see $99.95 for a year - single vehicle/single model year


The CD from Helm is $170, but I am not sure what is on it. I suspect all the manuals.

I had a 2002 CD from them but did not like the application that displayed the manual. I hope they are PDFs now like the website.

You can download the manual from MC.com, it is about 500 files, so it is about 2 evenings work.

They need to be put together so that you can search though them. The wiring diagrams can be downloaded also, but I do not know how to organize them. You can get a 30 day "evaluation" copy of the adobe acrobat to put them together from adobe.com.

Get the month, 3 days was not enough time to look at all of it.

If the HELM.com CDs are PDFs, I think they are worth buying.
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Old 12-24-2003, 09:55 AM
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i thought you could do a short term for 19.95 and download whole thing (assuming you have broadband)
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Old 12-24-2003, 11:16 AM
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Quote:
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I see $99.95 for a year - single vehicle/single model year

All I saw listed under the single vehicle/single model year was a 1993 Cougar James. I had to go under single vehicle/multiple years for everything else (including the F150).

Are you seeing something I might have missed?
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Old 12-24-2003, 12:39 PM
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Go to morotcraft.com

Click on...

Technical Resources > Purchase Subscriptions > Single Vehicle / Single Model Year

Then select 2004 / New F150 / Year

I see $99.95 at this point or 16.95 for a month.
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Old 12-24-2003, 03:23 PM
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Is it safe to assume that Motorcraft keeps their online manuals updated with changes and corrections?

If so, this would be a major benefit, IMO, to getting manuals online.
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Old 12-25-2003, 12:49 PM
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Hey guys,this is from Helm online.

Service and Owner Information
> Ford & Lincoln Mercury > 2004 > F-150 Pickup > Electronic Service Information (CD Rom and/or DVD)

Narrow Search: All media types Paper Only CD ROM Only



Qty
1992-2004 Electronic Service Information DVD
Price: $2,200.00 In Stock
(English, DVD ROM, FCS1311104)


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2004 Complete Truck Service Information on DVD
Price: $1,450.00 In Stock
(English, DVD ROM, FCS1391004T)


Check those manual prices.they are not for do it yourself.

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Old 12-25-2003, 12:52 PM
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I purchased the one month subscription for 16.95 then downloaded all the information I thought I would need. You have to go to the printable view which will put you into an Adobe PDF window. Then you can save this PDF to your computer. My Subscription runs out the end of the month. I figured I would download whatever I needed then not renew it.

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