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I have noticed many users here mentioning they used the haynes or chilton manuals to service their cars. My advice : throw these away, go to the mazda dealer, and pick up the REAL shop manual for your year mx6/626. Yes, they are expensive (mine cost me close to $100!) but they are WORTH IT! These manuals from mazda are 100 times more accurate and concise to your year of car and it's optional equipment. The problem with haynes/chilton manuals is they try to cover too many different models/years of mazdas, and as a result, many important details can be lost in the process. I have a chilton manual here that covers 1990-1993 323/Protege/Mx3/Mx6/626/Miata. This is ridiculous! There are many differences between these models of cars. Anyhow, I'm not saying the Chilton/Haynes manuals are useless, I'm just saying that the mazda mx6/626 shop manual is far better, and not to mention much BIGGER.
 

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Yeah I saw those.

I bid 30.00 on the '89 one but it went up past that so I gave up on it. I just ordered a new one from the dealer. They have 2 versions, the dealer version, and the consumer version. The dealer version is 75.00, the consumer version is 50.00, and if you want the dealer wiring manual it's 55.00. I got the Consumer version - it's the smaller sized one which was on Ebay. It has to be sent special from the publisher so it'll take a week.
 

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Hey guys from what I've heard...if you get the Haynes/Chilton manual to the 1st gen Probe instead...it focuses on that car only and doesn't wander off to other cars(since there was only one care ever like that in the Ford stable).
However, that being said I have the Factory service manual and I love it.
 

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Maybe he's been taking advice from Sick and searching... :)

Quite funny, I wouldn't have read this otherwise - and I sympathise with magik8, my brother got a Chilton's for his Prelude... it covered THREE GENERATIONS of Prelude, AND Integra/Accord/Civic?! HOW the HELL do you cover that much accurately? Same for the 323/626/MX3/MX5/MX6, how can you go from advice on a 1.6/1.8L RWD 2-seater convertible to a 2.2L FWD 5-seater sedan accurately?

Stupid Chilton's.
 

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Yah so anyway... Im sure you are all getting tired of reading my posts by now but does anyone have one to "rent"? I can "convert" it to an electronic format in exchange for renting it... I like to take manuals scan them, and then OCR them and 99% of the time, it works so well that you can search by keyword and find the page within seconds.
 

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Why do all that work by hand? There's plenty of electronic copies around, you can BUY it from the psychos with the ugly board (clubmx6.com), but someone had them around here too, I just can't remember whom.
 

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Ooooh reminiscing... :)
I still haven't found a copy of the 4WS supplement but I'm too lazy to use the search button, and I'm not too worried about the light flashing...
 

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That will do for my needs, but I could do a better job and it would be ocr-able. What Id do is remove all the pages, scan them front and back, save it as a pdf by chapter, then OCR each chapter so a quick text search could be done.
 

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Something funny to note about accuracy- The Mazda shop manual says nothing about the firing order at the distributor. Sure it says 1-3-4-2 but it doesn't mention anywhere where 1 is in relation to the distributr. Sure it's easy to figure out, but the good book says nothing.

The Haynes manual on the other hand, does.
 
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