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Toyota Corolla Owners Manual: Do-it-yourself service precautions

If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure as given in these sections.

CAUTION

CAUTION

The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. To avoid death or serious injury, observe the following precautions.

■When working on the engine compartment

●Keep hands, clothing and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.

●Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may also be hot.

●Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper and rags, in the engine compartment.

●Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the battery.

Fuel and battery fumes are flammable.

●Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.

■When working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grille

Vehicles without a smart key system: Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch in the ON position, the electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high. Vehicles with a smart key system: Be sure the engine switch is off. With the engine switch in IGNITION ON mode, the electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high. ■Safety glasses

Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc.

from getting in your eyes.

NOTICE

■If you remove the air cleaner filter

Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in the air.

Do-it-yourself maintenance
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Hood
Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood. 1 Pull the hood lock release lever. The hood will pop up slightly. 2 Pull up the auxiliary catch lever and lift the hood. 3 Ho ...

Other materials:

Automatic transaxle assy (atm)
Precaution  The automatic transaxle is composed of highly precisionfinished parts, necessitating careful inspection before reassembly because even a small nick could cause fluid leakage or affect the performance. The instructions here are organized so that you work on only one ...

Onvehicle inspection
1. Inspect refrigerant pressure with manifold gauge set  this is a method in witch the trouble is located by using a manifold gauge set. Read the manifold gauge pressure when the these conditions are established. Test conditions: temperature at the air inlet with the switch set ...

Inspection procedure
Hint: start the inspection from step 1 in case of using the handheld tester and start from step 2 in case of not using the handheld tester. 1 Perform active test by handheld tester(abs warning light) Check that on and off of the abs warning light can be shown on the combination me ...

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