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Old 21 Jul 2003, 09:04 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason Murray
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Dear gang,
I am trying to find an after market service manual (Chiltons, ETC,) for
my 02 camry. I have'nt been able to find one at book stores/amazon. Is
one available? I don't think I want the "toyota shop manual" because I am
not that advanced. Just doing simple repairs/maintence.

Thanks.


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Old 22 Jul 2003, 06:18 am   #2 (permalink)
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I have searched thoroughly for the Chilton manual and the Haynes manual both
on the Web and in stores, and I can say with certainty that none has been
published. Not sure why they haven't published one for a car as popular as
the 2002 Camry, but let's hope one will be forthcoming. The Toyota shop
manual consists of two volumes and costs more than $100.


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Old 22 Jul 2003, 07:16 am   #3 (permalink)
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The information contained in a single focus factory manual will far
exceed the general overviews of a multi brand book such as Chilton and
Haynes. It is *worth* *it* to have the specific Camry manual for your
year of car when you anticipate needing diagnostic codes, wiring harnass
diagrams, A/C - heating diagrams, and transmission information. $100
bucks for both books is a pretty fair (common) price.
--

Philip

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the same way, make the design
visible to the people . tis not to be wondered that they should then
rouse themselves."
- John Locke (1632-1704)


WrongNote wrote:
> I have searched thoroughly for the Chilton manual and the Haynes
> manual both on the Web and in stores, and I can say with certainty
> that none has been published. Not sure why they haven't published
> one for a car as popular as the 2002 Camry, but let's hope one will
> be forthcoming. The Toyota shop manual consists of two volumes and
> costs more than $100.



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Old 22 Jul 2003, 10:41 pm   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with Philip. The factory manuals are the most comprehensive and
illustrated of any I've seen. I believe that their detail is
particularly beneficial to those without a great deal of
experience/knowledge.

Philip® wrote:
> The information contained in a single focus factory manual will far
> exceed the general overviews of a multi brand book such as Chilton and
> Haynes. It is *worth* *it* to have the specific Camry manual for your
> year of car when you anticipate needing diagnostic codes, wiring harnass
> diagrams, A/C - heating diagrams, and transmission information. $100
> bucks for both books is a pretty fair (common) price.
> --
>
> Philip
>
> "If a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending
> the same way, make the design
> visible to the people . tis not to be wondered that they should then
> rouse themselves."
> - John Locke (1632-1704)
>
>
> WrongNote wrote:
>
>>I have searched thoroughly for the Chilton manual and the Haynes
>>manual both on the Web and in stores, and I can say with certainty
>>that none has been published. Not sure why they haven't published
>>one for a car as popular as the 2002 Camry, but let's hope one will
>>be forthcoming. The Toyota shop manual consists of two volumes and
>>costs more than $100.

>
>
>


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Old 23 Jul 2003, 05:49 am   #5 (permalink)
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I am very basic in what I plan to do. I have'nt changed the oil or been
under a car in 20 years. I am just looking for the basics of maintenence
and most basic repairs. I have read the factory manuals can be difficult to
follow for people in my situation as they are so advanced. Is this true?

Thanks.

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"bc" <bcunn2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:3F1E0452.6030509@yahoo.com...
> I agree with Philip. The factory manuals are the most comprehensive and
> illustrated of any I've seen. I believe that their detail is
> particularly beneficial to those without a great deal of
> experience/knowledge.
>
> Philip® wrote:
> > The information contained in a single focus factory manual will far
> > exceed the general overviews of a multi brand book such as Chilton and
> > Haynes. It is *worth* *it* to have the specific Camry manual for your
> > year of car when you anticipate needing diagnostic codes, wiring harnass
> > diagrams, A/C - heating diagrams, and transmission information. $100
> > bucks for both books is a pretty fair (common) price.
> > --
> >
> > Philip
> >
> > "If a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending
> > the same way, make the design
> > visible to the people . tis not to be wondered that they should then
> > rouse themselves."
> > - John Locke (1632-1704)
> >
> >
> > WrongNote wrote:
> >
> >>I have searched thoroughly for the Chilton manual and the Haynes
> >>manual both on the Web and in stores, and I can say with certainty
> >>that none has been published. Not sure why they haven't published
> >>one for a car as popular as the 2002 Camry, but let's hope one will
> >>be forthcoming. The Toyota shop manual consists of two volumes and
> >>costs more than $100.

> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 23 Jul 2003, 07:47 am   #6 (permalink)
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Then in all probability, a Haynes book would suffice.
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Philip

"If a long train of abuses, prevarications, and artifices, all tending
the same way, make the design visible to the people . tis not to
be wondered that they should then rouse themselves."
- John Locke (1632-1704)

Jason Murray wrote:
> I am very basic in what I plan to do. I have'nt changed the oil or
> been under a car in 20 years. I am just looking for the basics of
> maintenence and most basic repairs. I have read the factory manuals
> can be difficult to follow for people in my situation as they are so
> advanced. Is this true?
>
> Thanks.

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