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Just saw Haynes just updated the Highlander repair manual by including the Gen2 Highlanders (used to be just for Gen1 1999-2007).


https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Highl...=8-1&keywords=toyota+highlander+repair+manual

The reason I ask is because I have a Haynes manual for my Jeep Wrangler which it covers 3 generations of Wranglers from 1987-2008 which if your not familiar with Jeeps, there were a lot of changes between each of the generations and even many changes within the same generation of the YJ, TJ, and JK. So this repair manual is vague and does not include procedures for every specific model.

Now for my Solara I have a Chilton's manual which is written by Haynes and is almost identical to the Haynes copy. This book is just based on one generation which the book is very good and I find very detailed.

So I guess it scares me when I see Haynes making a repair manual that covers multiple generations of one model. Ill buy it anyway because its better than nothing, but just curious if any of you have this and what your thoughts are on it?
 

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I have used Haynes manuals to maintain & repair a lot of vehicles. Thus far, they've proven to be well worth the money.

I bought one for my '15 Tacoma that covered 2005-2011 about a yr. and a half ago. From the get go, that truck has had a 1GR-FE 6 cyl engine. The 4 cyl is a 2TR-FE. As far as I'm concerned, many areas that are of interest to a diyer have remained consistent in the 2nd Gen Tacoma's life. Recently, Haynes announced they've added coverage for 2005-2015 Tacoma. I did some digging and found the page count for my 2005-2011 & the newer 2005-2015 to be the same. They did change the product number.

I'm a little suspicious of how they added coverage for 4 additional years keeping the same page count. I'll stick with the 2005-2011 version.

If you are really in need of yr-specific info, go to -> http://techinfo.toyota.com - Last time I looked, $15 buys a 2 day subscription.
 
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I agree its still worth the money as a lot of the repair procedures are mostly the same between different generations. I just wish they would make a separate book for each generation for specifics like changes in torque specs and specifics on design changes. Like power steering for example. I'm sure a 1st Gen Highlander has a hydraulic power steering while the 2nd gen has electronic power steering. I would be curious to see if they updated the manual with changes like these. I guess I will let you all know when I get the book!
 

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There isn't a dedicated one because I doubt the demand is high enough on HL's. They don't break often. I will say, I had one of those for my old Grand Cherokee, it was another one of those multigeneration things...sure it was helpful, but mainly in a kinda vague overview, nothing super detailed. Your better off looking elsewhere IMO.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a Repair manual for 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid I can't find one please help thanks
If you can find them they're usually ridiculously expensive, like this example from Ebay:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-Toyot...676189&hash=item2141f55852:g:0ogAAOSwojdbMmG5


You're going to be much better off doing what many people here do, and that is purchase a two-day subscription to Toyota's TIS, and then downloading the FSM for use from your home PC or laptop.
 
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