Repair Your Car Yourself
Use the library e-resource Chilton Library, which is accessible anywhere (1) your car calls out to be pushed onto its side and repaired, (2) you have your tools with you and (3) you have something, besides what you're wearing, to wipe your hands on.
Photograph: Julia Kertesz, "Bucarest, car repair on the street."
- Use the "Vehicle Selector" menus on the left of the home page to select your car by, first, year, then make, then model.
- Click on "Select."
- Then click on "Repair" under the heading "Data is available for the following."
Now you're at the home page of the repair manual for the vehicle you've selected. The table of contents is on the left. On the right, an empty screen.
- Click on a category in the table of contents to get to the table of contents of that category.
- Keep clicking until you get to the heading of a specific repair procedure. When you click on this heading, the procedure will appear on the screen to the right of the table of contents.
Note the category chain at the top of the table of contents. In the picture above, "Top / Engine Electrical / Repair Instructions / Removal, Installation, and Replacement" etc. You can click on "Top" to return to the main table of contents. You can click on any of the other categories to return to the table of contents of that category.
Chilton Library (PDF), the guide, is a quick guide to accessing and using this resource.
Note: this post was updated on December 15, 2016.