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Old 10-27-2019, 05:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: 2009 vue

I'd be leery of third party copies of service manuals. A member allowed me access to his subscription to alldata for his Vue several years ago. I can't remember details but alldata seems to be a duplicate of GM manuals. With limited access to Mitchell data online, they provided the same info but their wiring diagrams were in color to help trace circuit lines. Both online services keep up to date bulletins with Mitchell geared towards repair shops but not unfriendly to diyers. How each company deals with auto manufacturers, copy right fees, I don't know. Various eBay sellers with CDs pop up. Some good, others not. The devil is in the details like wading thru pages then finding failure with something. At least one member here reported his disappointment with pirated CDs. On the other hand, a well known Vue member here bought his CD and has everything for complete service manual info to service a few Vues in his family. If I were in your shoes, I'd check on buyer feedback, any return policy if a product fails to meet expectations, etc, before buying. Remember, eBay sellers of auto repair CDs may not be authorized by auto manufacturers unless specifically stating it in their ads. This leaves me to believe pirated copies. Your choice, genuine service manuals in paper form, authorized CD versions, alldata or Mitchell. Last are sellers on eBay. Alldata and Mitchell are online subscription services for one day, one week, a month, whatever. Haynes and Chilton provide about 80(?)% info and you don't know what's missing until after buying one and discover missing info. Great for general use.

Although buying a paper copy was steep, back around '05 my GM service manuals paid for itself in savings in diy repairs. One ac repair using service manuals paid for these manuals as there are details needed for proper repairs without second guessing.

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