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Having the Factory Service Manual is highly recommended. It will help you understand your Corvette, even if you don't intend to perform any modifications, or intend to work on the Vette yourself.

You can use the manual to understand the original design intent of the many systems on your car, and if they aren't working properly, can also give you some idea of what your favorite mechanics will be looking for as they diagnose your problem.

The FSM's are available from Helm, Inc. The following links will take you to the relevant location for all years of C4 Vettes. These links show all the literature available from Helm, Inc. for that year ...



1984

1984 Factory Service Manual


1985

1985 Factory Service Manual


1986

1986 Factory Service Manual


1987

1987 Factory Service Manual


1988

1988 Factory Service Manual


1989

1989 Factory Service Manual


1990 (Separate ZR-1 (LT5) Manuals are shown from 1990 thru 1994)

1990 Factory Service Manual


1991

1991 Factory Service Manual


1992

1992 Factory Service Manual


1993

1993 Factory Service Manual


1994

1994 Factory Service Manual


1995 (No separate ZR-1 Service Manual)

1995 Factory Service Manual


1996

1996 Factory Service Manual


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1. Some titles are also available in French.
2. In 1995, it appears that the LT5 is at least partially combined in the standard FSM. There is no separate LT5 Service Manual.
3. These sites also show other products that are available for that year (such as Owner's Manuals).
4. There are a variety of sources that sell Corvette Service Manuals - shows such as Carlisle & Bloomington Gold, to name just two, and you can always search eBay for FSM's. This thread will at least give you a comparison to what someone is asking for the Manual before you buy. I bought the FSM for my '95 at BG, and saved about $35 over the Helms price for a new set.
5. Occasionally, you'll see FSM's for sale with WHITE covers. From what I can tell, the WHITE cover editions are PRELIMINARY, and may be different from the RED cover FSM. I don't know if this is true for all years of C4 - but I wanted to pass it along.

Enjoy!

Steven
 

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Helm is doing a 50% off deal thru the end of 2006. There is NO excuse not to get a FSM....and I paid full price last year...no regrets.
 

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OldVetteFan said:
Having the Factory Service Manual is highly recommended. It will help you understand your Corvette, even if you don't intend to perform any modifications, or intend to work on the Vette yourself.

You can use the manual to understand the original design intent of the many systems on your car, and if they aren't working properly, can also give you some idea of what your favorite mechanics will be looking for as they diagnose your problem.
:agree: I also highly recommend everyone purchasing a FSM. It is difficult to work on any vehicle without guidance. The first time you use it for something, it will pay for itself and save you money you will spend with a mechanic. I know it doesn't sound reasonable to fork out $100+ dollars for a book, but it's worth it. Can't stress it enough.

The Haynes and Chilton manuals are good for pictures and other things, but do not compare to a FSM. I haven't used my Haynes in some time now.
 

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Just got both the Shop Manual and the Electrical Schematics, great tool to have. I'll be following it to remove the intake manifold to fix an oil leak on the back of the engine area. :partyon:
 

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Be sure to check eBay. I recently bought both 1995 books for $26.00. :thumbsup:
 
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