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Old 16 Sep 2010, 07:33 pm
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I have always purchased a factory maintenance manual with every vehicle I ever owned. Our 02 PT was recently totaled and we bought an 09. I still have the 02 manual and I assume it will work for the engine and some of the suspension but is there a source for a factory manual to cover the newer body parts other than thru the dealer? I just don't want to pay around $100 which I suspect they are selling for now days.
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Old 16 Sep 2010, 07:36 pm
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Actually, if they still have them, they are around $90 but both the Haynes and Chilton paperback books only cover 2001-2003. Not sure why they didn't continue to make them for the later models.
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Old 16 Sep 2010, 08:46 pm
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I think I'll stay with what I have. Not sure I want to spend $90 for something I may never use. In the 8 plus years we had our 02 I never used the manual for anything but engine or suspension. Speaking of suspension the 09 rear suspension appears to be very different than the 02. Better, worse? The 09 feels about the same handling wise. I had a strut brace on the 02 but honestly couldn't feel much difference in handling without it.
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