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Toyota Corolla Owners Manual: Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs

Toyota Corolla Owners Manual / Maintenance and care / Maintenance / Emission inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs

Some states have vehicle emission inspection programs which include OBD (On Board Diagnostics) checks. The OBD system monitors the operation of the emission control system.

If the malfunction indicator lamp comes on

The OBD system determines that a problem exists somewhere in the emission control system. Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test and may need to be repaired. Contact your Toyota dealer to service the vehicle.

Your vehicle may not pass the I/M test in the following situations:

● When the battery is disconnected or discharged Readiness codes that are set during ordinary driving are erased.

Also, depending on your driving habits, the readiness codes may not be completely set.

● When the fuel tank cap is loose The malfunction indicator lamp comes on indicating a temporary malfunction and your vehicle may not pass the I/M test.

When the malfunction indicator lamp still remains on after several driving trips

The error code in the OBD system will not be cleared unless the vehicle is driven 40 or more times.

If your vehicle does not pass the I/M test

Contact your Toyota dealer to prepare the vehicle for re-testing.

Vehicle exterior
CAUTION ■If the engine is running Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing maintenance checks. ...

Do-it-yourself maintenance
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Other materials:

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 motor relay) Check the operation sound of the abs motor individually when operaing it with the hand ...

Overhaul
1. Remove bench type rear seat cushion assy Disengage the 2 clamps, and then remove the seat cushion. 2. Remove separate type rear seat back assy  lean the seat back forward.  remove the 2 clips.  remove the 2 bolts and seat back lh. employ the same manner describ ...

Circuit description
The throttle position sensor is mounted in the throttle body and detects the throttle valve opening angle. When the throttle valve is fully closed, a voltage of approximately 0.3 To 1.0 V is applied to terminal vta of the ecm. The voltage applied to terminal vta of the ecm increases in pro ...

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