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I use Mercedes WIS system to maintain my vehicle. I had no prior automotive maintenance experience three years ago but with WIS, I did all regular maintenance myself for 70k miles so far since it was not only step by step but included the torque settings on each bolt.

Does Ford have a system like this with all the manuals and data an actual Ford Tech would use?
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Super. Thank you.
 

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Hello Zyvin,
Was the 2021 repair manual for a gas powered f150 (not a hybrid). I am looking for hybrid service manual.
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You provide your VIN and they generate a manual (and diagrams) for your specific VIN. If you have a Powerboost and put in your VIN, you'll get the manual for a hybrid.
 

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You provide your VIN and they generate a manual (and diagrams) for your specific VIN. If you have a Powerboost and put in your VIN, you'll get the manual for a hybrid.
Thanks for the info.
 

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Thanks for the info.
Yep, they build the manual specifically for your VIN. For instance I have all the hybrid wiring diagrams and some other hybrid info (probably shared across platforms), but the engine section only shows my 3.5 eco boost.
 

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Can anyone explain the difference in service manuals from the site above (factory-manuals.com) and the official ones on Helminc.com please? There’s a big difference in price too. Thank you!
 

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Can anyone explain the difference in service manuals from the site above (factory-manuals.com) and the official ones on Helminc.com please? There’s a big difference in price too. Thank you!
This is based off solely what I've read, so it could be wrong. Factory Manuals is the actual factory manual, the same that a technician at the dealership would use to diagnose/repair a problem on your truck. Helm is a more generic version and isn't customized to your vehicle. Drawings, etc. are also not going to be as detailed. Based on past experience with Helm & Chilton, there are some things they do better than the factory manual, and others where important information or steps are missed.
 

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This is based off solely what I've read, so it could be wrong. Factory Manuals is the actual factory manual, the same that a technician at the dealership would use to diagnose/repair a problem on your truck. Helm is a more generic version and isn't customized to your vehicle. Drawings, etc. are also not going to be as detailed. Based on past experience with Helm & Chilton, there are some things they do better than the factory manual, and others where important information or steps are missed.
Thank you!
 
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