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Workshop manual help for 2002 thunderbird

Discussion in '1955 - 2005 Thunderbird Parts for Sale/wanted' started by PhilD, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Can anyone recommend a seller on ebay who sells the workshop manual for 2002 Thunderbird and they are good, I just don't know which one to buy and worried I could get something really bad.

    Thanks
     
  2. biddle

    biddle Forum Moderator Staff Member

  3. Thanks seller feedback doesn't really help on ebay to be honest with this, thats why I wanted to see if anyone had used a seller that turned out to be worthwhile. have you purchased this particular dvd from this seller? recommendations always help.
     
  4. biddle

    biddle Forum Moderator Staff Member

    They've sold 500+ of them and accept returns. Use them. And yes, I bought mine from that seller
     
  5. Okay thats what I wanted to know, thanks. Just sick of searching every time to find bits for my bird, this will help.
     
  6. That's where I got mine - had Cougar information as well as Thunderbird...
    I've been using it pretty intensively during my instrument cluster issue on the '02..
    Straightforward and the graphics/illustrations are decent...
     
  7. Thanks I like the fact it covers the lincoln ls which may help as well, shame it doesn't have the jaguar for that era also.
     
  8. biddle

    biddle Forum Moderator Staff Member

    You should have gotten a notice at some point about the DVD. You likely dismissed it. I reset the notice today for everyone to get a reminder.

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  9. QUESTIONS
    Does the DVD contain more information or better graphics than the actual huge printed format that was available years ago from Ford? Or is it the same exact volume made into a DVD?
    Are there DVDs for each of the 4 years?
    Is there a DVD that covers the Powertrain module? Because in some sections such as the engine section of the shop manual there is references to the PCM manual.
     
  10. biddle

    biddle Forum Moderator Staff Member

    So many questions. In short,
    The DVD is well worth the 12.99 to have on hand.

    Look at sellers other auctions. Here is 2003-2004
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/251999402923

    2005- https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/261923074991
     
  11. I am glad I have both the printed 2002 Service Info as will as the DVD.
    The DVD takes time to learn all the quirks of Ford's way of thinking as to how to make this DVD.
     
  12. biddle

    biddle Forum Moderator Staff Member

    I had no issues at all with the DVD. Pretty straight forward for me to use. It's what they've used in the dealerships for decades.
     
  13. Yes DVDs is the way not only in the automotive industry but in almost all industries where pieces & parts go together. It is so much easier & by far less expensive to make revisions & updates by just making a new DVD than to publish a complete new revision of a printed book like a 500 page shop manual.
    And today's technicians are totally at home using a key pad, mouse & screen of any size. Their comfort zone is with today's methods rather than yesteryear's printed matter.
     

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