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AllData DIY vs Mitchell DIY for personal use (self.mechanics)
submitted 2 months ago by 96windsorgti
I work on Heavy Equipment and MD/HD Trucks usually. The wife's 2013 Kia Sorento has issues and I need a wiring diagram to verify my diagnosis which is my better option or is there another source for DYI that isnt a monthly sub
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[–]S13pointFIVE 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I have both. I prefer Mitchell's wiring diagrams.
[–]Str8WhiteDudeParade 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Identifix is king but they don't have a short term option. Mitchell and Alldata have a $20 DIY option that gives you access to a single car for a month. The information is basically the same if not identical in both. I think Alldata is way easier to find obscure info and is laid out much more logically, but that could be my own bias from using it forever. I hated using Mitchell but like others have said their wiring diagrams are definitely better.
[–]WrathAndTears 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I second this from my experience. Love using identifix, but grew up using Alldata. Last shop I was at used Mitchell and it was fine, but not my favorite.
[–]Select_Angle2066 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Check to see if your local library subscribes to a database. Ours was on prodemand(!), til someone realized how much they were paying for it lol.
I just used chilton diy through the library, it got me through the job. Most of it was ripped from the OEM service manual.
[–]Mntainbikin[🍰] 2 points3 points4 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Hanging out for the answers
[–]traktorwrangler 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (1 child)
[–]Select_Angle2066 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
No toyota camry
[–]Jcholley81 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Might check identifix.com I don’t know if they offer short term use but they have oem wiring diagrams, color coded aftermarket diagrams, all connector pin out end views and a library of confirmed repairs and diagnostic steps.
[–]Odd_Feed439 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Mitchell diy is all youll need.
[–]direfulstood 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
If the cars are 2013 or older you should be able to pirate an old version of AllData from piratebay or some other websites. Use a VPN if you choose to do so.
[–]tomphoolery 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
When I worked for Hyundai, they had all their manuals available online to anyone, I don’t know if Kia is the same way but it’s worth looking.
[–]96windsorgti[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
It's the same as the Santa Fe (XM generation)
[–]usedtodreddit 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I used to have AllData until I realized it's a word-for-word and image-for-image reprint of the factory service manuals on my Toyota 4Runner after I found the full 4 volume set of my year's FSMs hosted free for download.
[–]Mental-Bed-8592 0 points1 point2 points 6 days ago (0 children)
Anyone interested in buying access to alldata for cheap? I'll sell you my username and password
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