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Where did you get your paper repair manual?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by crackedmirror, May 14, 2021.

  1. May 14, 2021 at 6:27 AM
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    crackedmirror

    crackedmirror [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The dealers here say they cannot be ordered because first gens are old.
     
  2. May 14, 2021 at 2:35 PM
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  3. May 14, 2021 at 2:52 PM
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    jbrandt

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    If you scour the dark recesses of the interwebs, you'll find an electronic copy.

    There used to be a copy floating around here, but TW didn't take kindly to hosting less-than-legally-obtained information...

    But hey, when the alternative is spending $160... Money talks...
     
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  4. May 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM
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    There is still a sticky link to multiple manuals on this forum - I downloaded a copy of the 2003 FSM from there... handy when you need to print something out. Link here, seems to still work...
     
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  5. May 14, 2021 at 3:23 PM
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    pulldo

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    Got mine on Flea-bay,,,,, engine, chassis/body, and electrical manual. All new about 6 yrs ago
     
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    I got mine on Amazon from Bishko Automotive. I think it was about a hundred bucks. Worth it, as I've referred to it for several jobs.
     
  7. May 14, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    I'm trying to look and find the place I bought mine from about a year ago. I didn't pay quite as much as above, I think it was more like $115-120 if I remember correctly. I know you can find electronic copies for much much cheaper but I guess I'm old school, I like being able to have the book open in front of me. And sometimes scrolling through the electronic files is a pain in the ass......especially with greasy hands!
     
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  8. May 14, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    Try Helminc.com. They may have something for you.
     
  9. May 14, 2021 at 8:29 PM
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    I hear you Dave - something about having that book right in front of me... the full set is HUGE, almost 4,000 pages of stuff! Worth every penny too, it's already pretty much paid for itself in saved time for me.
     
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  10. May 15, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    Sticky notes sticking out and dog eared pages.....the best.
     
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    Mine came as a 3 volume set - never seen the separate electrical diagram book before...
    Edit: you can't see it in the photo but the third volume is labeled 2a and is a continuation of volume 2.
     
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    The electronic version I downloaded from a popular site has many errors when I click on certain pages.

    Google has held me down well though
     
  14. May 15, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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    High Noon

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    The free download is well worth it. Printing off what I need at the time gives me that old school paperback feeling. Oops, got shit on it, reprint the page.
     
  15. May 22, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    Got mine off Ebay motors, sometimes you can get lucky on Craigslist, or some stores online that specialize in vintage and current service manuals.
    I have quite a few, Ive been able to find what I need on Ebay motors.They can get spendy, but they are worth it to have,especially if means saving some money by
    doing it yourself, and learning something in the process.

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  16. May 23, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    I bought them any place I could from Toyota Forums Ebay even Craigs List .

    I am a Hard Copy Person.
     

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