...and I think CarQuest sponsors/sells at least some facets of the
AllData program. But if you buy a cd, chances are you'd not get updated
info thru-out the year as you would by using Mike's suggestion to use a
subscription service--esp. applicable on relatively new vehicles. s
Access to the complete TSB library for a given car was worth it to me - at
least for one car. I was chasing a stupid problem for a long time, and even
posted twice about it here. Never got an answer that I either "wanted" to
hear, or that seemed appropriate - though some of the answers did show that
the folks who responded had looked into my question to some degree.
Lo and behold I discovered there was a TSB on the the issue. Should
probably have gone down to the the GM dealership the next business day and
simply looked at it, but I was antsy, so I subscribed and got my answer
immediately. Had the car fixed in a matter of minutes.
Since I was paid up for a year, I spent some time here and there looking at
what was published in the subscription and it's pretty good information.
Probably worth the $25 for anyone doing work and needing more than surface
level information. It's certainly less than the first hour of work you're
going to pay for in a shop somewhere.
I subscribed to AllData for my '95 Park Ave. I find it better than
nothing, and even helpful,
but not very well organized. It's very hard to find all the pertinent
info on a topic, and
some info just isn't there. E.G., right now I'm trying to find the
part number for the
passenger air mix valve actuator. I don't know if this is simply info
missing from the
shop manual, or if AllData just left it out of their indexing, or
what. I consider myself
well experienced in using online documentation, but in this case would
a paper document.
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