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Best Service Manual for the Tacoma..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nolazach, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Nolazach

    Nolazach [OP] Well-Known Member

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    An ARE camper shell, a 1000w power inverter.
    Other than Haynes and Chilton's which are Junk IMO, yet neaded for reference.

    I usually get Bently (book publisher not car company) manuals for European cars, and FSMs for American cars. Usually Japanese cars have online manuals that are really good. But I like the thick 2,000 page book versions to keep in my shop.

    Just wondering what's out there, what do y'all have?

    Or are manuals not needed as these things don't break down much?

    (which is what I kind of get from here, but looking at thread subject)
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    An ARE camper shell, a 1000w power inverter.
    thanks, but is there a published version?

    Or only the FSM made by Toyota?
     
  4. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    http://www.alldatadiy.com/ is an on line service where you pay for a year or 5 years for. They have discounts. They have all the diagrams, service bulletins, etc. The last year for a Tacoma is 2010.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    An ARE camper shell, a 1000w power inverter.
    Okay, I think I won't get a manual for this truck...

    $600 for the four manuals???

    My Bently manual for my old 740il was only $35...

    for my Jetta $55.

    This is crazy.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2011 at 12:08 PM
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    You can surf ebay and see if you find them cheaper.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    PSJ

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    The good news is you should not need one too often :D. So far, all the information I have needed to know about the truck for each project was available on line. Its nice to have a manual in hand at times I know, but today its so easy to get info on line for just about anything. If you find a good manual source let us know...
     
  9. Jun 11, 2013 at 5:19 PM
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    I have had the OEM service manual for every car and truck I have owned. I thought it was a misprint when I saw the price.:eek:

    it is good to hear about being able to find most info on-line.

    Still not happy about the price of the book....
     
  10. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    Hi all.

    Toyota, like many auto makers, will not be printing the FSM's anymore. For a modest sum (compared to what they would charge for the printed manuals) the info can be downloaded online at TIS. The bonus is, there is a wealth of info there above and beyond the FSM's.

    Cheers
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  11. Jun 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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  12. Jun 11, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    I wish that were true and it really was that simple.

    The modest sum of $15 allows 48 hours of access to TIS, but there isn't an easy way to download the data for offline use. As of a few months ago, the best that could be done with TIS was using a "pdf printer" to save an entry being read through the TIS Viewer. That has to be done for hundreds of files to capture all of the data, and it's a huge PITA. the manual is also crippled because none of the data is linked once it's captured as a pdf.

    If Toyota allowed a true download of the manual in all of its hyperlinked glory, I'd pay good money to have it, but they don't.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    I am desperately searching for an FSM for my 2006 Tacoma. The ncttora links are all down. :(

    Anyone have any sources where I can buy one? Please help, my Taco is in bad need of repairs...
     
  14. Jun 20, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    TIS has everything, but as already mentioned, it's a PITA. You might buy an aftermarket manual (Chilton's, etc.) and consult TIS as needed. In addition, a lot of good information is found on forums. I prefer a full FSM and forums, but Toyota hasn't made that easy to do.
     
  15. Jun 20, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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