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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:

Overhaul
1. Remove manual transmission filler plug Remove the manual transmission filler plug and gasket from the manual transmission case. 2. Remove drain (mtm) plug subassy Remove the drain (mtm) plug subassy and gasket from the manual transmission case. 3. Remove speedometer se ...

How to proceed with troubleshooting
The handheld tester can be used at step 3, 4, 6, 9. 1 Vehicle brought to workshop 2 Customer problem analysis 3 Connect the obd ii scan tool or handheld tester to dlc3 4 Check and clear dtc and freeze frame data 5 Visual inspection 6 Setting the check mode diagnosis 7 Problem sy ...

Oil filter subassy
Replacement Caution: prolonged and repeated contact with mineral oil will result in the removal of natural fats from the skin, leading to dryness, irritation and dermatitis. In addition, used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may cause skin cancer. Exercise ...

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