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I wrote to Haynes regarding a manual for the CMAX and I got this response.<?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />


Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the above vehicle, unfortunately we do not produce a Service & Repair manual for your vehicle and regret have no plans to do so within the foreseeable future (6-8 months).

However, all customer requests are recorded and used in the decision making process of future manual publications/updates. I realise that this may be of little help to you at present, but I can assure you that your request has not been ignored.

Sorry we could not be of further assistance in this instance, assuring you of our best intentions at all times.
 

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Sorryit was unclear!!
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I was talking about the good old Haynes Manuals which guides us on how torepair our CMAX's ourselves.


I don't like giving Ford £40 / 50 + VAT a hour for labour when I can do some of the work myself.

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could anyone tell me how many ford focus c max ghia ultima's ,were made i know production took place from the 30 july 2004 to 31 july 2004 ,yep 2 day production but if anyone knows how many were produced in that time .please drop me a line ..
thanx martin ...a.k.a ... chewsEdited by: CHEWS
 

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Having bought a long series of Haynes manuals for a variety of (older) cars over the years, I can attest to their usefulness, if one has a practical bent, and doesn't mind getting dirty hands. Furthermore, garage labour charges in excess of £40/hr are a powerful incentive to fix simple things yourself, providing safety isn't put at risk.
However, when I questioned the lack of a Haynes manual for the (now) Mk 1 Focus CMax at a local Halfords, all became clear. Haynes are only allowed to produce maintenance manuals for out-of-production models of any vehicle - it's not hard to see why.
If this is kosher information, I guess we can expect to see a manual from Haynes in the not-too-distant future, now that we are to be tempted by the Mk 2 model.
 

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Anyone know if there is a Haynes manual for the C-Max yet, or if not, if any of the normal Focus manuals contain useful information that could make servicing easier - a assume a lot of the parts are the same i.e. the engine.

Thanks

Harv
 

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Upto about december 04 there are various CD's /DVD's on ebay of the Ford TIS information disc that gives an amount of the service / repair information. and not too expensive
. After that they all went online subscription via the dealers

A lot of the electical info / fault diagmosis however requires connecting to the Ford system for proper diagnosis and reconfiguring when any part is changed
 

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Hi Richard

So I guess the answer is no...at the moment.

I have contacted Haynes directly to see if they are going to produce a manual. Will report back here when I get a reply from them in case it is of interest to others.

Harv
 

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I'd find a haynes manual useful. My wife knocked the glass out of the passenger wing mirror the other day and it was a real pain to fit without knowing the trick of how to do it. Did it eventually.
 

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I have got a reply from Haynes regarding the availability of a CMax manual...see below

Harv
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Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately we do not do a specific manual
for your vehicle but manual number 4167 will provide useful coverage of your
engine.
 
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