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Re: Repair Manual

Mike
thank you for the info. it seems that is the route i'll have to go, but
your links are very good thank you again...


Mike Harris wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:52:53 -0800, El Bori wrote:
>
> > Hi All
> > just a question i have tried to find a repair manual for my 97 RAV4 and
> >
> > have had no luck. i live in the Dominican Republic and it is a little
> > difficult finding such things down here. Does any have and or know where
> > i could download maybe a PDF copy of this?

>
> No; or at least not for free. The official Factory Service Manuals (FSMs)
> are not on line and the FSMs that do appear on line are taken down after a
> short while, presumably as a result of legal action.
>
> The FSMs are available (in the United States) from Toyota North America.
> If they don't ship to the DR they might be able to refer you to an
> alternate source, Mexico perhaps.
>
> Thanks to Seaweed Steve from my Tacoma list
> (http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Toy_Coma/), who did the research:
>
> >As most here know, there is only one reasonable option nowdays: Fork out
> >big $ (well over $100) for a Toyota Factory Service Manual. Nothing
> >else even comes close. There are some CDs being sold on Ebay that are
> >from professional reference sets and include many Toyota diagrams but
> >they are cryptic and have spotty coverage. Buying one of those plus a
> >Haynes would be a poor approximation. Because I have learned that good
> >info saves me more time and money than anything else, I have all
> >three.
> >
> >Once upon a time, the Haynes and Clymer manuals were much better (never
> >liked chilton). But now they cover too many years and offer too little
> >info on any specific vehicle. If it's any consolation, you will save
> >much more than it costs and you can sell it on ebay for 75% of what you
> >paid when you are done.
> >
> >Here's what the first link on a search for toyota factory service manuals
> >at google got me:
> >
> >You can buy the original Factory Service Manual (FSM) at:
> >
> > Toyota Material Distribution Center
> > 750 West Victoria St
> > Rancho Dominguez/Compton, CA 90220-5538 USA 1-800-622-2033 (outside
> > CA)(M-F: 7-5 PST)
> > 1-800-443-7656 (inside CA)
> > 1-310-818-4630 (in or outside CA)
> >
> > For the '90s and later Toyota vehicles, you can access the Factory
> > Service Manuals on-line, via subscription, from:
> > http://techinfo.toyota.com/
> > You can often find the FSMs on the public auction sites like:
> > http://www.ebay.com/
> > Some book stores carry it as well:
> > http://www.abebooks.com/
> > There is also free AutoZone service manuals at:
> > http://www1.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/repair_info/repair_guide/repair_guide.jsp
> >
> >
 
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