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Toyota Corolla Repair Manual: Chassis

Onvehicle inspection

1. Inspect steering linkage

  1.  check the steering wheel freeplay .
  2.  check the steering linkage for looseness or damage.
  1.  Check that the tie rod ends do not have excessive play.
  2.  Check that the dust seals and boots are not damaged.
  3.  Check that the boot clamps are not loose.

2. Inspect steering gear housing oil

  1.  check the steering gear housing for oil leakage.

    If oil is leaking, find the cause and repair it.

3. Inspect ball joints and dust covers

  1.  inspect the ball joints for excessive looseness.
  1.  Jack up the front of the vehicle and place wooden blocks with a height of 180 to 200 mm (7.09 To 7.87 In.) Under the front tires.
  2.  Lower the vehicle until the front coil spring has about half its ordinary load. Place stands under the vehicle for safety.
  3.  Check that the front wheels are pointing straight ahead. Use chocks.
  4.  Using a lever, pry up the end of the lower arm. Check the amount of play.

    Maximum ball joint vertical play: 0 mm (0 in.) If there is any play, replace the ball joint.

  5.  check the dust cover for damage.

4. Inspect drive shaft boots

  1.  check the drive shaft boots for loose clamps, grease leakage, kink or damage.

5. Check transaxle oil (fluid)

  1.  visually check the transaxle for oil (fluid) leakage.

    If oil is leaking, find the cause and repair it.

6. Rotate tires

Brake
Onvehicle inspection 1. Inspect brake line pipes and hoses Hint: work in a welllighted area. Turn the front wheels fully to the right or left before begining.  check all the brake l ...

Body
Onvehicle inspection 1. Canada: tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body  tighten the bolts and nuts on the chassis parts listed below, if necessary Front axle and suspension ...

Other materials:

Inspection procedure
1 Prepare for inspection Disconnect the negative () terminal cable from the battery, and wait at least for 90 seconds.  remove the horn button assy .  disconnect the connector of the instrument panel passenger airbag assy .  disconnect the connector of the front seat ...

Fog light switch
The fog lights secure excellent visibility in difficult driving conditions, such as in rain and fog. 1 Turns the front fog lights off 2 Turns the front fog lights on *1: For U.S.A. *2: For Canada ■Fog lights can be used when The headlights are on in low beam. ...

Outside temperature display
The temperature display shows temperatures within the range of -40F (-40C) to 122F (50C). ► Type A ► Type B ► Type C ► Type D ■The outside temperature is displayed when ►Vehicles without a smart key system The engine switch is in the ON posi ...

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