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I have a 97 f250 and am wanting to do some frontend work on it-ball joints and tie rods and am looking for some instructions on how to do it. I know you will say try a search. But i did and I couldn't find what i am looking for. So if i could just ask a simple question. What is the best repair manual to buy and where to get it. Thanks for all the help that I have already found here.
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i dont know about a manual, but one thing i have noticed at the org, you dont get flamed with 'try a search' here like you do at other forums!

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alldatadiy.com is the best for us. its near the quality of a ford manual.

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Thanks, But I am looking for a manual in book form. Any ideas??
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Thanks, But I am looking for a manual in book form. Any ideas??
if you want chilton, this would work

http://www.delmarlearning.com/browse...=AU&cat2ID=CHM

if you want haynes, this would work

1997 Ford F-250 Repair Manual from Haynes. Ford Pick-ups, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Haynes Repair Manual covering 2WD and 4WD gasoline models for F-150 (1997 thru 2003), F-250 (1997 thru 1999), Expedition (1997 thru 2003), and Lincoln Navigato


i have both of the obs for the chilton and i think it touches the diesels

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Thanks, I'll check round and see if I can find one.
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I've got both the Haynes and the Chiltons, and neither one cover the diesel, so as long as you're not messin around under the hood, you should be ok. I got the Haynes at Auto Zone, and the Chiltons through Car Quest. If you're looking for an engine manual, that's a totally different story.

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Where would I find an engine manual???

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a dedicated 7.3 book? i have no idea besides ford and alldata

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Here's a link to a thread I started specifically asking about engine manuals. Scroll down through it, there are some pretty good entries.

Engine manual

Hope this helps.

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