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Suggested books to learn about the 4Runner?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Dlux86, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 8:49 PM
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    Dlux86

    Dlux86 [OP] New Member

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    I just bought a 95 with the 3.0 and I am just looking for some knowledge resources. I am really new to auto work, but I really want to get into this beauty. What is some solid resources to learn from beyond the forums? Any great books or online resources?
     
  2. May 21, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    MonkeyTwitch

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    This forum and Yotatech are great resources. www.carfolio.com has some good spec info
    Good luck!
     
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  3. May 21, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    atgparker

    atgparker Cal Poly, ETME 1988

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    Rebuilt Engine MLS and ARP on the heads, DT Header, 2-1/2" CARB compliant Flow-Master CAT with 2.0" Bosal CAT back Dayco 1-1/4" Spacers, SkyJacker M-Series Monotube Shocks, Ball Joint Spacers. 95-9006 K&N Air Cleaner, G-Plus Alum Radiator, ZIrgo 16" Fan, Derale Temp switch/relay
    Get yourself a full set of Factory Service Manuals (FSM's) for your model from eBay. I have never found another automotive manufacture that can compare with the FSM's that Toyota produces. Not even Honda has as good a set of publications as does Toyota.
     
  4. May 22, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    Hello Again ATG
    Can you send a specific link to the FSM for the 2nd Gen 4Runner (1992)? I'm not trying to be lazy. And, without inflating your head too much, I just really respect all I've seen you write and want to make sure I get the correct. I saw a PDF repair manual from Korea that looks pretty extensive. But, I am very hesitant on buying anything in an electronic format from another country.
     
  5. May 22, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    Would this be what you are recommending?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1992-Toyot...-Drivetrain-OEM/132465250733?epid=15012848505
     
  6. May 22, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    Can you get the FSM for current model years too?
     
  7. May 22, 2020 at 7:17 PM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

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  8. May 25, 2020 at 4:58 PM
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    atgparker

    atgparker Cal Poly, ETME 1988

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    Monkey Twitch, those look to be what you would need. They split up the major mechanical areas into two manuals and then there is usually a third that will have the color coded wiring diagrams in it.
     
  9. May 11, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    MrIkari

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    Try to search for some books on Amazon or https://mytextbooks.org.
    But you should consider other sources as well. Check for some YouTube channels , there are a lot of people making vlogs about vehicles. You'll find some good info there as well.
    Already you mentioned the forums! You can try to find some FB groups of car lovers or 4 Runners fans. Nowadays, you can find a lot of sources.
    Don't forget about your local library , you never know what you can find there.
    Hopefully, I could help , bud )))
     

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