Has anyone used the emanualonline website? I have the Ford workshop manual but I am interested in having a online manual that I can search. We have an online manual at school but its too expensive for home use, so I'd like to find something more practical since I'll be doing most of my work on my 1998 Ford Ranger which is my project truck.
Public libraries usually have services like that. Maybe they even have remote portals these days, so you can access it form home too (just like their audiobooks). Call them up and ask.
I haven't checked it out for Rangers, but I have been able to download pdf versions of the service manuals for a couple of my Toyotas and my Suzuki bike for free. I would imagine that you could find one with a little serious Googling. You can search pdf files in the free Acrobat Reader - Cntrl + F.
On two different occasions I paid to download the service manual files from emanualonline for my vehicles and each time I came to the same conclusion: I am not going to use them again. I downloaded the files and while most of the information was there (in my case anyways), it was just not well organized and some of the ones I needed were missing. I ended buying the OEM factory service manuals (pricey but worth it) and just last year subscribed to ALLDATAdiy.com, which is much better organized and has essentially all the information in my factory service manuals but online of course. I’m still learning as I go, but I definitely recommend them!
I tried and got incomplete pages and only half of one side if at all. This was for a Suzuki Sidekick.
The AllData website seems pretty reasonable. Are they good about allowing access for the price?