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Waid Here
October 7th, 2006, 11:21
Any ideas out there for decent manuals for a '99 XJ? The Haynes manual is sorely lacking and seems overly generic.

I am interested in info regarding the axles, drive train and such.

thanks all,

-waid

Timber
October 7th, 2006, 13:09
Either get a Factory Service Manual, or for $30/year you can have a one-vehicle subscription to the online Mitchell manuals (way better than Chilton or Haynes, but not as good as an FSM). In the library system where I work, we use the Mitchell online almost exclusively (and it's free to use in the library for the public).

dizzymac
October 7th, 2006, 14:40
X2 for the FSM.

Gordy
October 7th, 2006, 15:01
Click this link:

www.ishouldnthavepostedalinktoafsm.com/therulesclearlystatethisisnotallowed.htm


Its for a TJ but it'll have a lot of info relevant to the XJ axles etc. There was one for the 2000 XJ out there but DC got that removed PDQ.

Waid Here
October 7th, 2006, 17:34
Thanks for the ideas - the FSM sounds like a good idea. I will also check out the Mitchell at the library.

Yucca-Man
October 7th, 2006, 18:44
Factory Service Manuals - find 'em in the NAXJA Classifieds, on eBay, or at www.techauthority.com

Timber
October 7th, 2006, 21:41
Thanks for the ideas - the FSM sounds like a good idea. I will also check out the Mitchell at the library.
If your library doesn't offer it, check toledolibrary.org, and go to the databases section. You might be able to get it that way. Some people even without local cards can get it.

UNCC_99XJ
October 8th, 2006, 09:27
I"ll 4th the FSM.....best $100 I've spent on my XJ so far...never leaves the Jeep and has come in extremely handy for when the heep gives me trouble.

Yucca-Man
October 8th, 2006, 09:34
Mine never goes in the Jeep - but that's 'cuz I bought the CD version and can print out only what's pertinent to my procedure.

mikeny59
October 9th, 2006, 17:42
FSM worth it's weight - but don't let many of the factory service tools scare ya:eek:

Menzenski
October 9th, 2006, 20:04
the FSM.....best $100 I've spent on my XJ so far
x2 (x5?). Except mine cost less than $100.

The section on the AW4 alone is longer than an entire Haynes manual (seriously, it's over two hundred pages).

Kurt04
October 9th, 2006, 20:25
x2 (x5?). Except mine cost less than $100.

The section on the AW4 alone is longer than an entire Haynes manual (seriously, it's over two hundred pages).

:eek: I should be getting one this week.