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Is this just the internet version of what is in their manual?
It's free I hope that wasn't a question in the form of disappointment
I have the Chilton manual already is why I asked. I still prefer a factory service manual which is why I subscribe to the AutozoneDIY offering. They have a LOT more information than the Chilton's manual. But the Chilton's manual is good enough for most owners and DIY folks.
 

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I have the Chilton manual already is why I asked. I still prefer a factory service manual which is why I subscribe to the AutozoneDIY offering. They have a LOT more information than the Chilton's manual. But the Chilton's manual is good enough for most owners and DIY folks.
What does autozone charge because I'm always interested in more information about the g6 the more the better
 

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What does autozone charge because I'm always interested in more information about the g6 the more the better
alldatadiy.com $29.95 yr You can also print any page you pull up. I like hard copy of electrical schematics and other things that I can bring right to my car. I have a PC so I can't move it. Plus I can use highlight pens for circuits etc.
 

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I bought one of these service manual DVD's a couple of years ago:
Pontiac G6 2005-2009 Complete GM Service Body Workshop Repair Manual DVD | eBay
It has all the technician level descriptions, diagnostics and diagrams GM produced for their dealers. It's a bit clunky to use on a computer, but it's all there and you can print out pages and diagrams as you wish. Once you buy it, there's no subscription needed since the G6's are out of productions. (You can subscribe to update other GM models if you like.)

There are also several TechII compatible scanner clones available from eBay vendors that can supplement this information. I've been very pleased with both.
 

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I bought one of these service manual DVD's a couple of years ago:
Pontiac G6 2005-2009 Complete GM Service Body Workshop Repair Manual DVD | eBay
It has all the technician level descriptions, diagnostics and diagrams GM produced for their dealers. It's a bit clunky to use on a computer, but it's all there and you can print out pages and diagrams as you wish. Once you buy it, there's no subscription needed since the G6's are out of productions. (You can subscribe to update other GM models if you like.)

There are also several TechII compatible scanner clones available from eBay vendors that can supplement this information. I've been very pleased with both.
Yes, I made the MISTAKE of buying that DVD. The diagrams and electrical schematics are terrible! It is no where near the quality and content as the Autozone offering alldatadiy! As I recall I couldn't print anything off that DVD!
 

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Sorry it didn't work out for you. Yes, the diagrams aren't the best, but they're fairly high resolution and I've been able to zoom and print them as needed.
 

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Sorry it didn't work out for you. Yes, the diagrams aren't the best, but they're fairly high resolution and I've been able to zoom and print them as needed.
It is a copy- paste mess! The diagrams are fuzzy and smaller. The electrical schematics are also not as good. Poorly organized and more difficult to navigate. In my opinion it is no where near as good as the Autozone-ALLDATADIY offering! I wish I had heard about that one before I bought that DVD! Alldatadiy uses all the factory illustrations and diagrams. Service Bulletins and every update. The troubleshooting trees are also superior. I heard about it on the Facebook G6 group. Some guys like the Mitchell1 product which is designed for professionals. They offer a 3 month free offer which I might try just to see the difference.
 

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I have the Chilton manual already is why I asked. I still prefer a factory service manual which is why I subscribe to the AutozoneDIY offering. They have a LOT more information than the Chilton's manual. But the Chilton's manual is good enough for most owners and DIY folks.
Did you happen to try the chilton diy and see if it's much different than the alldata diy?
I ask because I'm teetering on subscription for alldata but if it's basically the same id rather not waste the money
 

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Did you happen to try the chilton diy and see if it's much different than the alldata diy?
I ask because I'm teetering on subscription for alldata but if it's basically the same id rather not waste the money
No, I never did look into the Chilton version. I used to buy the hard cover Chilton manuals way back when as they would cover all the models of a year or more from GM as an example and they were good. The G6 group I belonged to had quite a few professional mechanics and serious DIY people who kept saying that ALLDATADIY was a good value and had most everything you would see in a factory manual. I think Chilton and Mitchell1 are more designed for professional mechanics, and as I recall they want you to sign up for a comprehensive version that covers most car brands and they were more costly because of that. I was hoping to get a 30 day free trial from Mitchell just to see how they were different but they wanted a subscription sign up and a pre payment for the remaining months?? Something like that? I had no interest in getting a can tied to my tail like that. I am happy with what I have and it gives me all the info I need. I guess the one area that they are weak is in Body repair. The factories would offer separate manuals that would cover that portion. I'm quite sure that both Mitchell and Chilton have Body offerings of some sort if that interests you.
 

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Well I wanted to check out the alldata stuff unless it's pretty much the same as chilton diy that's why I was wondering if you checked it out so if you have a chance could you check the chilton stuff an compare it to what alldata has and let me know because I'd rather not waste 30 Bucks on basically the same thing id appreciate it if you could
Thanks in advance 👍
 

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Well I wanted to check out the alldata stuff unless it's pretty much the same as chilton diy that's why I was wondering if you checked it out so if you have a chance could you check the chilton stuff an compare it to what alldata has and let me know because I'd rather not waste 30 Bucks on basically the same thing id appreciate it if you could
Thanks in advance 👍
I am not sure if there was some confusion from before? The actual paperback manuals Haynes and Chilton have their place but they are not as detailed and comprehensive as the online versions. The online offerings offer a lot more information and they can add to the information the paper manuals offer. The paper manuals are geared to more novice owners and they explain things better than the comprehensive online/factory subscriptions, As far as the Online subscriptions here is a review of them. AlldataDIY offers a Free Trial so give it a try! Alldatadiy review – price, discount, contents, navigation, etc
 
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