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Haynes or Chilton?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bob154, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    bob154

    bob154 [OP] Member

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    I'm just starting to do some real work on my truck. Which manual to you prefer Haynes or Chilton?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    EnolaGaia

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    I prefer the Factory Service Manual over either one ...

    Depending on the model of your Tacoma, you may be able to access most or all of the relevant FSM documentation online.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 10:25 PM
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    bob154

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    Is there any reason why?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    JimBeam

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  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

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    because the factory service manual has a million times more ACCURATE info over haynes or Chilton which I have both. I also use alldata online and ncttora... Which Ncttora is factory and FREE.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:13 AM
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    STLharry

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    I have the 1996 FSM in pdf form on my computer as well as a Haynes that I keep in the truck for quick reference (capacities, types of oil/plugs/other parts). If I am doing anything beyond the minor stuff than I print out the FSM pages that apply.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I prefer TW... :laugh:
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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