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jaded_driver
02-12-2006, 04:31 AM
Hey guys.. looking to purchase a repair/maintance/tune up manuel for my car 1990 Celica GTS...

http://product.half.ebay.com/Toyota-Celica-Fwd-Automotive-Repair-Manual_W0QQtgZinfoQQprZ487643

that is what i'm thinking about going with.. .anyone have their $.02 they wanna give me?

Thanks

Lagos
02-12-2006, 04:34 AM
thats a good one to have and probably the cheapest.

4thgenceli
02-12-2006, 04:48 AM
I have a Haynes for my 4th gen. It's not the best, but it puts it into VERY easy to understand steps with pics.

I had the book for a 86 jimmy, and I was able to follow the directions to replace the tierods on it(I wasn't quite mechanically inclined then).

I also had the Chilton's manual for the same vehicle, that was more complex and hard to understand, it's not as graphical, and quite technical

Luis C
02-12-2006, 04:55 AM
I have the Haynes and Chilton to my 5th gen and IMHO the Haynes just plain SUCKS. My choice would be

1.- ANY Toyota written manual (BGB etc)
2.- Chilton
3.- Celicatech
4.- Haynes

Rick89GTS
02-12-2006, 09:46 PM
My preferences, in order:
1. Toyota Factory BGB
2. Haynes - good for beginners, well laid-out; easy to understand
3. Chiltons - also good for noobs but poor layout; can be confusing; lacks clarity

jaded_driver
02-13-2006, 12:23 AM
lol.. so we got an ISDN on the toyota BGB by any chance?