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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:

Windshield wipers and washer
Operating the wiper lever The wiper operation is selected by moving the lever as follows. When intermittent windshield wiper operation is selected, the wiper interval can be also adjusted. 1 Intermittent windshield wiper operation 2 Low speed windshield wiper operation 3 High speed windshield ...

Removal and installation of fuel control parts
Place for removing and installing of fuel system parts  work in a place with good air ventilation and without anything flammable such as welder, grinder, drill, electric motor or stove in the surroundings.  Never work in a place such as a pit or nearby a pit, as there is a ...

Overhaul
Hint: installation is in the reveres order of the removal. But the installation is indicated only when it has a point. In the rh side, work in the same procedure as in the lh side. 1. Remove rear armrest assy lh Using a screwdriver, remove the rear armrest. Hint: tape the s ...

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