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Think of buying svc manual..OEM OR HAYNES..???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr.Tacoma, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Mr.Tacoma

    Mr.Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have anyone used OEM svc manual and is it same or better than Haynes..?? Thnks in advance:)
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Wally

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  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    The haynes manual is like a coloring book compared to the Helms FSM.

    The Helms manual, although expensive, will have every possible detail you could ever need. Their troubleshooting flow-charts are a lifesaver when trying to troubleshoot electrical problems. From my experience, the Haynes manual seems to lack a lot of necessary torque specs also.

    Just use the online version posted above, 99% of what you will need to repair hasn't changed much since '06.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    And, you can buy two days of access to the exact current manual for your year on toyotaowners.com for $15.

    I did that e.g. when pulling my seats and headliner, because the 06 manual at ttora doesn't have any info about the side curtain airbags.
     
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