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Toyota Camry, Auto Repair, Sedan
Oct 30, 2005 (6:40 pm)
Anybody have a suggestion for a good diy manual? I have the Haynes, but I was reading about the cabin filter today and the book lied. It said '99 and up (I have a '99 Camry) have the filter behind the glove box. So I take the thing apart and there's nothing there. I think having too many variations of a car in one manual leads to poor quality. I am thinking about getting a Chilton's.
#3 of 41 Re: Repair Manuals [pilotnathanb]
Oct 31, 2005 (12:18 am)
If you really want to do it right, order the factory shop manual from the rear of the owner's manual or the dealer's parts department. Yeah, it'll cost more, but it's guaranteed to cover your car. By the way, where else could the cabin filter be? It has to be in the airflow of the heater core/AC evaporator case in order to function. Some cars have access to it through the cowl fresh air intake. But, these filters are more commonly located where the Haynes book referenced. It would probably be a slide-in affair covered with an exterior hatch cover that has to be unlatched for access. Anyway, good luck. Like the punch line from an old Ronald Reagan joke about an overly optomistic little boy who wanted a pony for Christmas but got a load of horse manure in the front yard instead said as he tore into the manure mound, "That pony's gotta be in here somewhere!"
#4 of 41 Re: Repair Manuals [haefr]
Oct 31, 2005 (5:56 am)
Thanks for the help. Another thing that makes me wonder if there is a replacable cabin filter is that a Google search does not turn up anything. Other model year filters are easy to find, but nothing for the 99. I searched a handful of online auto parts stores.
#5 of 41 Re: Repair Manuals [haefr]
Oct 31, 2005 (6:10 am)
Is the factory shop manual as easy to read as Haynes?
#6 of 41 Re: Repair Manuals [pilotnathanb]
Oct 31, 2005 (9:09 am)
Yes, it is, if not more so. The cabin air filter started with the 2002 redesigned model.
#7 of 41 2006 owners manual on pdf?
Feb 25, 2006 (11:44 pm)
First post here. Pick up Camry on Monday evening. Anyone know if the owners manual is available to download? It would be a help. Thanks
#8 of 41 Re: 2006 owners manual on pdf? [bullpup12564]
Feb 26, 2006 (8:34 am)
Not sure about the owner's manual but the maintenance schedule is available online at Toyota's site.
#9 of 41 Information
Mar 20, 2006 (6:56 pm)
I have recently purchased an '03 Camry SE. Can anyone direct me to a pretty good source of printed (or online!) tech information I can use for maintenance work? I found the owner's manual to be a little light on things as basic as changing plugs, PCV valves, etc.
#10 of 41 Re: Information [coolair4]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:24 am)
Your best bet is to buy a Toyota Camry factory service manual on eBay. It would be best to purchase the one covering the 2003 model specifically, but any years 2002-06 would also work.