NEW HARDCOVER MANUAL IN SHRINK WRAP
- Covers Domestic & Import vehicles
- Divider tabs make finding the right data quick & easy
- Detailed alphabetical labor operations index
- Labor operations unique to the aftermarket
- Multi-year coverage for domestic & imported cars, light trucks, vans & SUVs
- 1999 – 2016 Domestic Cars
- GM, Ford, Chrysler (All Brands)
- 1999 – 2015 Import Cars
- 1999 – 2016 Domestic Light Trucks & Vans
- GM, Ford, Chrysler (All Brands)
- 1999 – 2015 Import Light Trucks & Vans
IMPORT PASSENGER CARS
BMW - includes Mini
General Motors - Metro
General Motors - Prizm
Volkswagen - All Models except New Beetle
Volkswagen - New Beetle
IMPORT TRUCKS, VANS, UTILITY VEHICLES
Chevy/Geo Imports - Tracker
GENERAL ESTIMATING INFORMATION SHOP TIME
In June 1997, MOTOR Information Systems purchased certain assets of the Chilton Company and Chilton Professional Inc. Among those assets squired, were the copyrights in the Chilton's Labor Guides developed and published by Chilton's Professional Automotive Division. Except for minor changes, the shop times in this manual for model years through 1997, and for certain applications that did not change for model years after 1997, are the labor times developed by Chilton's Professional Automotive Division. The database used to produce the Chilton's Labor Guides is now owned and published by MOTOR Information Systems only. These labor times are now published in the MOTOR Labor Guide Manual. All other shop times for model years after 1997 have been developed by MOTOR.
USE OF GUIDE
Shop times listed in this Motor Labor Guide Manual are published in an attempt to provide meaningful data to automotive service professionals and their customers. Shop times herein, are not intended for use as the actual time required to perform all operations in all instances. Actual times will vary, of course, due to such factors as the skill and/or motivation of the technician, working conditions, tools available and the condition of the vehicle. Care must be taken to avoid misunderstanding the information published. Accordingly, read carefully the indications of which operations are and are not included in the time listed in this Guide.
The recommended times for the repairs described in this publication with respect to Ford and Lincoln-Mercury branded products are not solely based upon time studies conducted by Ford Motor Company. The repair times it recommends to its franchised dealers for warranty repairs are based on time studies of the diagnostic and repair procedures it conducts and publishes in Ford Motor Company sevice manuals. Accordingly, the recommended repair times specified in this publication are designed for after-market repairs only.
Proper service and repair procedures are vital to the safe, reliable operation of all motor vehicles as well as the personal safety of those performing repairs. It is important to note that the repair procedures and techniques, tools and parts for servicing motor vehicles, as well as the skill and experience of the individual performing the work vary widely. It is not possible to anticipate all of the conceivable ways or conditions under which vehicles may be serviced, or to provide cautions as to all of the possible hazards that may result. Standard and accepted safety precautions and equipment should be used when handling toxic or flammable fluids, and safety glasses or other protections should be used during cutting, grinding, chiseling, or any other process that can cause material removal or projectiles.
MECHANIC SKILL LEVEL CODES
Each labor operation is preceded by a skill level code for that operation. It is suggested that the assignment of mechanics be made on the basis of the skill listed for that operation. Definitions of the code shown for each operation are as follows.
Requires a person highly skilled-wherever precision measuring devices are used for repair (micrometer, dial ndicator, etc.). This person must have a thorough technical understanding of the function of complex components.
Automatic Transmission overhaul Engine overhaul
Requires a person with limited skills-wherever simpler measuring devices are needed; such as a feeler gauge or tack-dwell meter to obtain proper fit or adjustment. This person must have a thorough working knowledge of .he component.
Automatic Transmission linkage adjustments Fuel/Ignition system adjustments
Axle shaft replacement
Door opening area body adjustments Front end alignment
Air conditioning air flow adjustments
Requires a person with basic knowledge-replacing parts generally not requiring any adjustments or operations 'frequently performed as listed in the labor groups.
Body or Chassis lubrication
RECONDITION means to remove an assembly from the vehicle, inspect, disassemble, repair, re-assemble, install and adjust.
R & R means to remove and replace the same part.
RENEW means to remove the old part and install a new one.
REMOVE & INSTALL means to remove and replace the same part.
OPERATION TIME SECTION
Operations times reported herein are compiled from available manufacturer data, as well as our own evaluation of shop data, and are published only as an estimating guide.
The times shown apply only to standard stock models and do not apply to vehicles with equipment other than -nat supplied by the manufacturer as standard production options. If other equipment is used, the time may be adjusted for the variables. Also additional time may be encountered when difficulties arise due to corrosion, rust, carbon build-up, varnish, broken studs, etc. The time is listed in hours and tenths of an hour.