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The last vehicle I owned was a 2010 CR-V, and I bought a service manual (some call it a "shop manual") for it on day one. It helped me out many times over the years doing my own service.

Now I have a 2020 Passport Elite and I can't find service manual anywhere online. Do they not make service manuals for Hondas anymore? What am I supposed to do when I need to fix something, or want to look up a part number, or see where all the clips/screws are in the bumper assembly?
 

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Printed shop manuals are no longer available for new generation of Honda vehicles. Honda and Acura have moved to a subscription model for access to the service information... at this website.
 

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Printed shop manuals are no longer available for new generation of Honda vehicles. Honda and Acura have moved to a subscription model for access to the service information... at this website.
Thanks for the Link. Honda technical information is very pricey. $1,250.00 (USD) for a year, that is insane. Not Cool Honda. Thats where this forum becomes valuable with the sharing of information. If I had my choice I'd prefer a hardcopy repair manual. Guess I will have to keep searching for free information via the web.
 

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Printed shop manuals are no longer available for new generation of Honda vehicles. Honda and Acura have moved to a subscription model for access to the service information... at this website.
They do have 1 day subscriptions for $25. Anyone know if the instructions can be downloaded as a PDF? Because if so, I'll just log in and spend all day downloading everything that I think I'll ever need- body panel removal, dash assembly, fluid draining/replacement, external light replacement instructions, etc.
 

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Anyone know if the instructions can be downloaded as a PDF? Because if so, I'll just log in and spend all day downloading everything that I think I'll ever need- body panel removal, dash assembly, fluid draining/replacement, external light replacement instructions, etc.
Here is a user's guide for the service information. There appears to be an option to "print". If that is the case, you should be able to sent it to a PDF printer? Viewing and printing may be limited to a single procedure versus entire chapters or sections?

As an alternative, it is possible to determine some service procedures based on exploded parts diagrams. The diagrams can be found at OEM parts supplier's website.
 

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ZESTY, I think people here have the pdf version, if Honda doesn't have it for free (which I believe they do), someone might be able to email it to you. I just tried to upload it here , but the system said it was too large of file (sorry).

EDITED: I AM SORRY, I CONFUSED THE OWNERS MANUAL WITH THE SERVICE MANUAL - I ONLY HAVE THE OWNERS MANUAL...steve
 

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For the new generation of Honda vehicles, the service manuals might be interesting readingo_O. Without the proper test equipment most of us would be just spinning our gears and going nowhere.

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Maybe Haynes will come out with one for the PP one of these days.
 

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Maybe Haynes will come out with one for the PP one of these days.
The hard copy shop manuals for prior generation Honda vehicles produced by Helm, Inc. (factory authorized) were well worth the cost for DIY... detail procedures for all subsystems, torque specs and illustrations.
 

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The hard copy shop manuals for prior generation Honda vehicles produced by Helm, Inc. (factory authorized) were well worth the cost for DIY... detail procedures for all subsystems, torque specs and illustrations.
Agreed, but I think there was almost too much info in those manuals for the shade tree mechanic.
 

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For the new generation of Honda vehicles, the service manuals might be interesting readingo_O. Without the proper test equipment most of us would be just spinning our gears and going nowhere.
Here is a user's guide for the service information. There appears to be an option to "print". If that is the case, you should be able to sent it to a PDF printer? Viewing and printing may be limited to a single procedure versus entire chapters or sections?
Agreed, but I think there was almost too much info in those manuals for the shade tree mechanic.
Yup, print service manuals would be outdated before they hit the printing press, and then quickly ends up in landfill.

However pdf format info can be useful, but as you can see from the few I attached below, majority of the Honda SIS system are links upon links (note all the blue highlighted embedded links within the pdf's below), so downloading all links, etc would require significant file organization & time.

As for equipment, not everything requires expensive electronic test equipment. Sometimes basic mechanic tools, Fluke multimeter, phone or tablet to access pdf, a functioning cranium, a basic guide/reference, and good friends can accomplish alot. I usually manage to get 'er done with four-out-of-six of those :oops:
 

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Vehicle has gone to a recycler, but no landfill for these. Seeking new owner (applicable for 2008-2012 models).

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Info like this would not be helpful to shade tree mechanic??
Thanks for posting these Links. I've been collecting service information on my Passport and saving all files to my documents on my Mac. I'm interested in the proper service procedures and specs for timing belt/water service, spark plug replacement, as well as a valve adjustment. I know I've got a ways to go in milage before these services are due. As a licensed mechanic (Canada), I love collecting technical knowledge. I plan on keeping up on the Passport Forum with all my service posts to keeps others informed.
 

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Vehicle has gone to a recycler, but no landfill for these. Seeking new owner (applicable for 2008-2012 models).
Still love it when I can reference the book, and depend on the assistance of good 'friends' to give me a hand!
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. . . pic taken just before she yells at me "HEY DUMMY, where is your jack stand!!??!"
 

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Piloteers has lots of service info for the 2016 Pilot saved at Google Drive. Much of it would still be current for the Passport. See post #1.

 

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Suggest you download 'em as zip files to your own hard-drive, 'cause they can/will d-i-s-a-p-p-e-a-r from Google Drive whenever anekin007 decides to do so.
(that's what I did anyway).
Here's the direct link to Google Drive files
 
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How about a valve adjustment procedure? That would be lovely. Thanks for the links, these have made my day.
 

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How about a valve adjustment procedure? That would be lovely. Thanks for the links, these have made my day.
You Tube can sometimes be your friend . . .

Unfortunately YouTube is filled with self-proclaimed experts on everything from how to properly pick-lint-out-out-your-bellybutton to do-it-yourself-brain-surgery,
so VIEWER BEWARE, and YMMV.
SouthMainAutoRepair and EricTheCarGuy tend to be less suspect than majority of other self-proclaimed 'professionals' and D-I-Yers

Good Luck, and let us know if you find other sources of service or maintenance info (y)
 
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Wow! $25 for 24 hr. access. Last Aug. when I used that it was still $10. I downloaded (print to .pdf) everything I thought I would ever need for the Passport (95 .pdf files). Very tedious because of the layout and seems disorganized compared to the old printed manuals. So many procedures now require the use of the HDS. But at least I got things like torque settings, component locations, most remove/install procedures I thought I might use.
 

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Zesty, within 3 or 6 months of purchase, Honda will mail you a 600+ page owners manual, for free.
I don't have a link to post, but somebody on this site has posted it somewhere (maybe ProdGirl has it).
It's not the same as a service manual, but until someone downloads it to a DVD and sells it on e-bay i'll just have to find torque specs online.
 
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