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Holy Grail of Shop Manuals or should I say NON Existent Shop Manuals

edfirn

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Well I have owned earlier Chevys (1988) and Dodge Rams BUT after purchasing my 2021 Silverado Custom Trail Boss and with high hopes, thinking of the options I could modify and upgrade the truck to my liking UNTIL.
I find out that it is easier to find the Holy Grail then GM offers the ability to share their Service/Shop Manuals for most newer style vehicles. It is bad enough that they charge the amount of money for these trucks but then to NOT allow any OEM service or shop manuals is ridiculous. You can try Helminc but I am not looking for a owner's manuals and then there is also AllData but once again $$$$$. They do offer Subscription services for $$$$$ but I want a CD/DVD or Paper manual that can also be updated. Why is GM so private with info that if they allowed people to acquire we would probably spend a ton more money getting parts that we actually new we could use? Sorry for venting but I thing it is very poor thinking to sell a vehicle and then unless you want to spend a ton of money on a subscription service or just take your truck in to have service to do something that you can do very easily on your own or take trips to the chevy dealer to locate an oem part number is very poor. You can find a lot online but I prefer an OEM manual for my vehicle to not only locate a part number but also the OEM procedures that offer great insight to how to do a specific job. If anyone nows of anyone or anybody that sells an actual OEM shop/service manual please let me know as I am sure it will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the forum. Once again Sorry for venting.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

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The issue is being legislated all over the USA. Generally called “Right to Repair” when a law is being debated or voted on. Autocare.org puts out a lot of info about right to repair but it is an issue that would benefit from support coming from more communities like this one.
 
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Times have changed since the 80s.

This may be what you are looking for though. http://repair.chiltondiy.com/Pub/DIY/Product.aspx?ca=Repair&b=146464
Thank you for the link.
I have seen the website and also followed your link but when I tried to create an account it came up with "We are sorry but this is temporarily unavailable"
so I am just trying to find out if they have anything for the 2021's and what the cost is. I had a toyota 4Runner prior to the 2021 and they offer a complete online link to a shop manual which was/is great. To bad that GM can not learn.
Once again thanks for the info.....(y)
 
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The issue is being legislated all over the USA. Generally called “Right to Repair” when a law is being debated or voted on. Autocare.org puts out a lot of info about right to repair but it is an issue that would benefit from support coming from more communities like this one.
I see that there is legislation in progress but what scares me is if GM does loose, they will still charge whatever they want for their info which will not be to helpful unless whoever wants it is loaded with money. Boy has the times changed. I have looked at the new Dodge and Toyota and see that they still offer all the same info for their new vehicle's. I guess we just have to stay on the forums to lean and gleam every little piece of info and procedures that we can!
 
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