Service Manuals also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are guides printed from the manufacturer. The shop manuals contain extensive instructions to diagnose & fix the particular item. The shop manuals are very detailed and would usually contain comprehensive service information and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These service repair manuals are the equivalent manuals the professionals use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are hand books published directly from the product producers showing a complete list of the makers parts or assembly for the specific item by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of the part numbers & names. It doesn’t include any assembly, maintenance, or operating directions.
Owners Manual’s also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are guides printed by the makers accompanying the specific item explaining how to install or operate the exact item, safety instructions & warranty information.