Service Manuals also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are hand books printed from the makers. They contain extensive directions to identify & repair the specific item. They are very detailed and would usually contain comprehensive servicing information and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These service repair manuals are the identical manuals the technician use.
Parts Catalogs also called Parts Manuals are books available by the product builder showing a complete listing of the product producers parts or assemblies for the certain item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers & names. It doesn’t outline any assembly, maintenance, or operating directions.
Owners Manual’s also called Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are books printed from the product producers accompanying the specific item explaining how to install or operate the specific item, safety directions & warranty information.