Monday, December 8, 2008

Fiat Bravo & Brava 1995 - 2000 Service and Repair Manual

Inside this manual you will find: Routine Maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air-conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems and wiring diagrams. Step-by-step procedures and illustrations guide you through every job, from basic maintenance and troubleshooting, to complete teardown & rebuild.


Fiat Bravo and Brava, models with 4-cylinder petrol engines, including special/limited editions 1.2 litre (1242 cc), 1.4 litre (1370 cc), 1.6 litre (1581 cc), 1.8 litre (1747 cc)

Covers major mechanical features of 1.6 and 1.8 litre Marea/Weekend models
Does not cover 2.0 litre (HGT) models, or diesel engines versions


Living with your Fiat Bravo/Brava
- Safety first
- Roadside repairs
- Weekly checks
- Lubricants and fluids
- Tire pressures
- Routine maintenance and servicing
Repairs and overhaul
- Engine and associated systems
- Transmissions
- Brakes and suspensions
- Body equipment
- Wiring diagrams

Please note that workshop manuals are usually written for models sold in a specific country.
Differences in specification can exist between models sold in different countries and items such as engines can vary.

Download part. 1
Download part. 2

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Volvo 850 (1992 to 1996) Service Manual

All Volvo 850 models with 1984cc, 2319cc and 2435cc petrol engines are covered.


Living with your Volvo (roadside repairs, weekly checks, lubricants, fluids and tyre pressures)
Maintenance (routine maintenance and servicing)
Repairs and Overhaul
Engine and associated systems
Brakes and suspensions
Body equipment


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Complete Idiot's Guide to Trouble Free Car Care

This manual contains three main parts:

- Understanding your car providing advices on keeping your car free from brakedowns
- Maintaining your car providing basic steps for essential maintenance
- Repairing your car with quick and easy repair techniques for any emergency

This guide helps you build the skills you need to maintain your car and handle common repairs. In this Complete Idiot's Guide you get:

- Solid information about how to diagnose and fix problems with a minimum of expense.
- Friendly advice in an easy-to-understand format.
- Tips, definitions, and warnings to help you along the way.
- Clear illustrations that show you exactly what to do.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Volkswagen 1200 Workshop Manual

This manual covers the following Volkswagen models produced between 1961 and 1065:
Volkswagen 1200 Sedan
Volkswagen 1200 Convertible
Volkswagen 1200 Karmann Ghia Coupe
Volkswagen 1200 Karmann Ghia Convertible


Engine and Clutch
Fuel System
Front Axle and Steering
Rear Axle
Brakes Wheels and Tires
Lubrication and Maintenance
Technical Data
Electrical System


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fiat 500 1957-1973 Owners Workshop Manual

Models covered:

All versions of Fiat 500: 479cc, 499cc, 594cc


Lubrication, cooling, heating and exhaust
Fuel system
Ignition system
Breaking system
Eletrical system
Rear suspension, wheels and tyres
Front suspension and steering


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fiat Punto 1994-1999 (Petrol & Diesel) Service and Repair Manual

Models covered:

Fiat Punto Hatchback, Including Selecta and spacial/limited editions
Petrol engines: 1.1 litre (1108 cc) and 1.2 litre (242 cc, 8-valve and 16-valve)
Diesel 80 and turbo-diesel engines: 1.7 litre (1698 cc)

Does NOT cover
1.4 litre (1372 cc) or 1.6 litre (1581 CC) petrol engines or Cabriolet



Roadside repairs
Weekly checks
Lubricants and fluids
Tyre pressures


Routine maintenance and servicing


Engine and associated systems
Brakes and suspension
Body equipment
Wiring diagrams


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mini 1969-2001 Service and Repair Manual

This repair manual covers Mini including Mini Saloon, Estate, Van and Pick-up, plus special and limited editions (848cc, 998cc, 1272cc); Mini Clubman Saloon and Estate models (998cc, 1098cc); and Mini Cooper S Mk III, 1275 GT, 1.3i, and Mini Cooper 1275cc, 1969 to 2001. It provides repair, service and maintenance information for all models.


Routine maintenance and servicing
Engine in-car repair procedures
Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Fuel system - carburettor engines
Fuel system - fuel injection engines
Exhaust and emission control systems
Starting and charging systems
Ignition system
Braking system
Suspension and steering


Volkswagen Polo 1990-1994 Service and Repair Manual


Roadside repairs
Weekly checks
Lubricants, fluids and tyre pressures

Routine maintenance and servicing
Maintenance schedule
Maintenance procedures

Petrol engine in-car repair procedures
Engine removal and overhaul procedures
Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
Fuel/exhaust systems
Fuel/exhaust systems
Exhaust and emission control systems
Engine electrical - starting and charging systems
Engine electrical - Ignition system
Manual transmission
Braking system
Suspension and steering
Bodywork and fittings
Body electrical systems
Wiring diagrams


Renault Workshop Engine Repair Manual

Applies to:

ENGINES (petrol) 4 cylinders - Cast-Iron:
E5F Clio
E6J Extra, Clio, Renault 19
E7F Clio, Renault 19
E7J Extra, Clio, Renault 19, Megane


In this manual you will find three major chapters:
- specifications
- removal of engine
- reassembly of engine
To repair a component on the vehicle refer to the Workshop Repair Manual and Technical Notes.


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Citroen technical guide

This guide is not linked to any specific Citroen model but describes all systems and solutions used on a large number of cars from the glorious line of DS, ID, CX, GS, GSA, BX, XM, Xantia, Xsara and the C5.


Fuel Injection
-Electronic Fuel Injection
-Diesel engines
-Electronic Diesel Control
-Diesel Direct Injection
-A Suspension Primer
-Hydropneumatic Suspension
-Hydractive I, II, III
-Anti-sink system
-Activa Suspension
-Power Assisted Steering
-DIRAVI Steering
-Self-steering Rear
-Standard braking system
-Anti-lock Braking System
Electrical Systems
-Multiplex network
Air Conditioning
-Air conditioning


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Automotive Electronics


Automotive Fundamentals
The Systems Approach to Control and Instrumentation
Electronics Fundamentals
Microcomputer Instrumentation and Control
The Basics of Electronic Engine Control
Sensors and Actuators
Digital Engine Control System
Vehicle Motion Control
Automotive Instrumentation
Future Automotive Electronic Systems


Mitsubishi pick-up 1987 & Mitsubisi Montero 1988 Service Manual

Applies to:

2.6L four-cylinder engine
2.0L and 2.4L four-cylinder engine
3.0 V6 engine


Tune-up and routine maintenance
2.6L four-cylinder engine
2.0L and 2.4L four-cylinder engine
3.0L v6 engine
General engine overhaul procedures
Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Fuel and exhaust systems
Engine electrical systems
Emissions control system
Manual and automatic transmission
Transfer case
Clutch and drive train
Suspension and steering systems
Chassis electrical system
Wiring diagrams


Modern Engine Tuning

This book is essential to those wanting to tune an engine. It explains in non-technical language how modern engines can be modified for road and club competition use, with the emphasis on power and economy, and how electronic management systems and emission controls work.


The Cylinder Head
Fuel and Compression Ratio
The Camshaft
The Valve Train
The Exhaust
Fuel Injection
The Ignition System
Turbocharging and Intercooling
The Bottom End
Pollution Control
Dyno Tuning
Suspension and Brakes


Kia Technical Databook

Applies to:

Mentor 1.5i (1996-1997), 1.6i (1995-1997)
Sportage 2.0i (1995-1997), 2.0i 16V (1995-1997)
Pride 1.1 CAT (1991-1995), 1.3 CAT (1991-1995), 1.3i & VAN (1995-1997)

Contains technical values about:

Engine & Cooling
Running gear
Torque Settings


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

BMW 3 Series 1992-1998 Service Manual

Applies to:

M3, 318i, 323i, 325i, 328i
Sedan, Coupe and Convertible
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998


Fundamentals for the Do-It-Yourself Owner
Maintenance Program
Engine General
Engine Removal and Installation
Cylinder Head Removal and Installation
Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
Lubrication System
Ignition System
Battery, Starter, Alternator
Fuel Injection
Radiator and Cooling System
Exhaust System
Manual Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Gearshift Linkage
Suspension, Steering and Brakes
Body (Fenders, Engine Hood, Door Windows, Interior and Exterior Trim, Sunroof, Seats, Convertible Top, Doors, Trunk Lid, Belts)
Electrical System
Airbag System


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

1996 Volkswagen Golf Service Manual


A/C heather system uniform inspection guidelines
Anti-lock brakes uniform inspection guidelines
Brake system uniform inspection guidelines
Electrical system uniform inspection guidelines
Engine systems uniform inspection guidelines
Exhaust system uniform inspection guidelines
Steering uniform inspection guidelines
Suspension uniform inspection guidelines
Symptom check list


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1995-1996 Volvo 850 Repair Manual

Applies to:

1995-96 engines Volvo - 2.3L 5-Cylinder
1995-96 engines Volvo - 2.4L 5-Cylinder


A/C General Servicing Procedures
Volvo Alternators & Regulators
Automatic transmissions
Axle Shafts
Basic Diagnostic Procedures
Cooling System Specifications
Engine Electric Cooling Fan
Engine Overhaul Procedures - General Information
Wiring Diagrams
Maintenance Information
Pin Voltage Charts
Removal, Overhaul & Installation
Service & Adjustment Specifications
Steering, Suspension, Wheel Alignment, Wheels and Tires
Symptom Check List


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Audi A4 Service Manual

Applies to:

Audi A4 1.8T 5V AWM
Audi A4 1.8T 5V AEB
Audi A4 1.8T 5V ATW
Audi A4 2.8 V6 5V AHA
Audi A4 2.8 V6 5V ATQ


Exhaust & Emission
General Information
Turbocharger for 1.8T models

Download 1.8T 5V AWM
Download 1.8T 5V AEB & ATW
Download 2.8 V6 5V AHA & ATQ

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Honda Legend 1991 Service Manual


General information
Fuel and Emissions
Brakes (including ABS)
Heather and Air conditioner
Electrical (including SRS)


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Motorsport News

Here is an interesting blog about motorsport news. We've finded usefull for everyone who is passionate about cars, SUVs and other motorsport vehicles.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa (Oct 2000 to Sept 2003 Petrol & Diesel) Service And Repair Manual

Models covered:

Hatchback, Corsavan & Combo Van models, including special/limited editions
Petrol engines: 1.0 litre (973cc) 3-cyl, 1.2 litre (1199cc) and 1.4 litre (1389cc) 4-cyl
Diesel engines: 1.7 litre (1686cc) turbo

Does NOT cover 1.8 litre (1796cc) petrol engines
Does NOT cover 'facelifted' range introduced October 2003


Petrol engine
-Maintenance schedule
-Maintenance procedures

Diesel engine
-Maintenance schedule
-Maintenance procedures

Engine and associated systems
-1.0 and 1.2 litre petrol engine in-car repair procedures
-1.4 litre petrol engine in-car repair procedures
-Diesel engine in-car repair procedures
-Engine removal and overhaul procedures
-Cooling, heating and ventilation systems
-Fuel and exhaust systems - 1.0 and 1.2 litre petrol-engines
-Fuel and exhaust systems - 1.4 litre petrol engine
-Fuel and exhaust systems - diesel engine
-Emissions control systems
-Starting and charging systems
-Ignition system - petrol engines
-Pre/post-heating system - diesel engines

-Manual transmission
-Automatic transmission
-Easytronic transmission

Brakes and Suspension
-Braking system
-Suspension and steering

Body Equipment
-Bodywork and fittings
-Body electrical systems
-Wiring Diagrams


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Nissan S13 Series - Service Manual & Owner's Manual


Automatic Transmission
Brake system
Engine Control, Fuel & Exhaust System
Engine Fuel & Emission Control System
Engine Lubrication & Cooling System
Engine Mechanical
Front Axle & Front Suspension
General Information
Heater & Air Conditioner
Manual Transmission
Propeller Shaft & Differential Carrier
Rear Axle & Rear Suspension
Steering System


Monday, March 17, 2008

Volkswagen Golf 1989 Service Manual

Applies to:

1.8L 4-CYL 8-VALVE & 1.8L 4-CYL 16-VALVE


Emission application
Basic testing
Tests w/o codes
System/components tests
Pin voltage charts
Sensor range charts
Wiring diagrams
Vacuum diagrams
Maintenance information


Friday, February 1, 2008

Auto Repair for Dummies


Things every driver should know
Keeping your electrical system in tune
Keeping your fuel system in tune
Keeping your car for getting heartburn
Changing your oil
Understanding transmissions
Lubrication extends the life of your car
Checking your tires, alignment and steering
Troubleshooting leaks, squeaks, smells and strange sensations
The most important preventive maintenance measures


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Toyota Yaris Factory Repair Manuals 2007


* Introduction
* Preparation
* Service Specifications
* Maintenance
* Electrical Wiring Diagram Manual
* Collision Repair Manual
* 2007 Yaris Owner's Manual
* 4-Cylinder Engine
* Drive Shaft
* Axle
* Suspension
* Tire & Wheel
* Brake Control
* Brake
* Parking Brake
* Steering Column
* Power Steering
* Air Conditioning
* Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
* Seat Belt
* Theft Deterrent
* Engine Immobilizer
* Cruise Control
* Wiper & Washer
* Lighting
* Door Lock
* Meter
* Audio & Visual System
* Horn
* Windshield/Window Glass
* Mirror
* Instrument Panel
* Seat
* Engine Hood/Door
* Exterior Trim
* Interior Trim
* CAN Communication System

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Heading off problems of your car

The more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you'll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual odors.

How it looks?

Small stains or an occasional drop of fluid under your vehicle may not mean much. But wet spots deserve attention; check puddles immediately. You can identify fluids by their color and consistency:

Yellowish green, pastel blue or florescent orange colors indicate an overheated engine or an antifreeze leak caused by a bad hose, water pump or leaking radiator.

A dark brown or black oily fluid means the engine is leaking oil. A bad seal or gasket could cause the leak. A red oily spot indicates a transmission or power-steering fluid leak. A puddle of clear water usually is no problem. It may be normal condensation from your vehicle's air conditioner.

How it smells?

Some problems are under your nose. You can detect them by their odor:

The smell of burned toast — a light, sharp odor — often signals an electrical short and burning insulation. To be safe, try not to drive the vehicle until the problem is diagnosed.

The smell of rotten eggs — a continuous burning-sulphur smell — usually indicates a problem in the catalytic converter or other emission control devices. Don't delay diagnosis and repair.

A thick acrid odor usually means burning oil. Look for sign of a leak.

The smell of gasoline vapors after a failed start may mean you have flooded the engine. Wait a few minutes before trying again. If the odor persists, chances are there's a leak in the fuel system — a potentially dangerous problem that needs immediate attention.

Burning resin or an acrid chemical odor may signal overheated brakes or clutch. Check the parking brake. Stop. Allow the brakes to cool after repeated hard braking on mountain roads. Light smoke coming from a wheel indicates a stuck brake. The vehicle should be towed for repair. A sweet, steamy odor indicates a coolant leak. If the temperature gauge or warning light does not indicate overheating, drive carefully to the nearest service station, keeping an eye on your gauges. If the odor is accompanied by a hot, metallic scent and steam from under the hood, your engine has overheated. Pull over immediately. Continued driving could cause severe engine damage. The vehicle should be towed for repair.

How it sounds?

Squeaks, squeals, rattles, rumbles, and other sounds provide valuable clues about problems and maintenance needs. Here are some common noises and what they mean.

Squeal — A shrill, sharp noise, usually related to engine speed:
Loose or worn power steering, fan or air conditioning belt.

Click — A slight sharp noise, related to either engine speed or vehicle speed:
Loose wheel cover. Loose or bent fan blade. Stuck valve lifter or low engine oil.

Screech — A high-pitched, piercing metallic sound; usually occurs while the vehicle is in motion:
Caused by brake wear indicators to let you know it's time for maintenance.

Rumble — a low-pitched rhythmic sound.
Defective exhaust pipe, converter or muffler. Worn universal joint or other drive-line component.

Ping — A high-pitched metallic tapping sound, related to engine speed:
Usually caused by using gas with a lower octane rating than recommended. Check your owner’s manual for the proper octane rating. If the problem persists, engine ignition timing could be at fault.

Heavy Knock — A rhythmic pounding sound:
Worn crankshaft or connecting rod bearings. Loose transmission torque converter.

Clunk — A random thumping sound:
Loose shock absorber or other suspension component. Loose exhaust pipe or muffler.

How it feels?

Difficult handling, a rough ride, vibration and poor performance are symptoms you can feel. They almost always indicate a problem.


Misaligned front wheels and/or worn steering components, such as the idler or ball joint, can cause wandering or difficulty steering in a straight line. Pulling — the vehicle’s tendency to steer to the left or right — can be caused by something as routine as under-inflated tires, or as serious as a damaged or misaligned front end.

Ride and Handling

Worn shock absorbers or other suspension components — or improper tire inflation — can contribute to poor cornering. While there is no hard and fast rule about when to replace shock absorbers or struts, try this test: bounce the vehicle up and down hard at each wheel and then let go. See how many times the vehicle bounces. Weak shocks will allow the vehicle to bounce twice or more. Springs do not normally wear out and do not need replacement unless one corner of the vehicle is lower than the others. Overloading your vehicle can damage the springs.

Balance tires properly. An unbalanced or improperly balanced tire causes a vehicle to vibrate and may wear steering and suspension components prematurely.


Brake problems have several symptoms. Schedule diagnosis and repair if:

The vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied. The brake pedal sinks to the floor when pressure is maintained. You hear or feel scraping or grinding during braking. The “brake” light on the instrument panel is lit.


The following symptoms indicate engine trouble. Get a diagnosis and schedule the repair.

Difficulty starting the engine. The “check engine” light on the instrument panel is lit. Rough idling or stalling. Poor acceleration. Poor fuel economy. 12

Excessive oil use (more than one quart between changes). Engine continues running after the key is removed.


Poor transmission performance may come from actual component failure or a simple disconnected hose or plugged filter. Make sure the technician checks the simple items first; transmission repairs normally are expensive. Some of the most common symptoms of transmission problems are:

Abrupt or hard shifts between gears. Delayed or no response when shifting from neutral to drive or reverse. Failure to shift during normal acceleration. Slippage during acceleration. The engine speeds up, but the vehicle does not respond.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Heating & Air Conditioning Systems Techbook


Basic theory of air conditioning system operation
Basic air conditioning and heating system components
Typical automotive air conditioning systems
Service and diagnostic tools
Heating and air conditioning system service and repair

If carefully read and understood, this book should help any mechanic understand
the fundamentals of air conditioning systems. It begins with a discussion
of basic air conditioning theory, followed by a description of each of
the components found in typical heating and air conditioning systems. Any
real comprehension of what follows after that is only possible if the first two
chapters are read and understood. The rest of the book is devoted to routine
maintenance, service procedures, repairs and troubleshooting.