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Toyota Corolla Repair Manual: How to use this manual

Toyota Corolla Repair Manual / Introduction / How to use this manual

General information

1. General description

  1. This manual is made in accordance with sae j2008.
  2.  generally, repair operations can be separated in the following 3 main processes:
  1.  Diagnosis
  2.  Removing/installing, replacing, disassembling/reassembling, checking and adjusting
  3.  Final inspection
  1.  this manual explains the 1st process of diagnosis (found in the diagnostics section), the 2nd process of removing and installing, replacing, disassembling, installing and checking, and adjusting, but the 3rd process of final inspection is omitted.
  2.  the following essential operations are not written in this manual. However, these operations must be performed in actual situations
  1. Operations with a jack or lift
  2.  cleaning of a removed part when necessary
  3.  visual check

2. Index

  1. An alphabetical index section is provided at the end of the book as a reference to help you find the item to be repaired.

3. Preparation

  1. Use of special service tools (sst) and special service materials (ssm) may be required, depending on the repair situation. Be sure to use sst and ssm when they are required and follow the working procedure properly. A list of sst and ssm is in the preparation section of this manual.

4. Repair procedures

  1. Component drawing is placed under the title where necessary.
  2.  nonreusable parts, grease application area, precoated parts and tightening torque are specified in the component drawings.

Example:

  1. Tightening torque, grease application area, and nonreusable parts are described as important points in the procedures.

Notice

: there are cases where such information can only be explained by using an illustration. In these cases, all the information such as torque, oil, etc. Are described in the illustration.

  1. Installing procedures are performed in the reverse order of the removal and only the important points are described.
  2.  only items with points are described in the procedure, and the operational portion and content are placed using an illustration. In the explanations, details of the operational method, standard value and notices are placed.
  3.  there may be a case where the illustrations of similar models are used. In that case, specific details may be different from the actual vehicle.
  4.  the procedures are presented in a stepbystep format:
  1.  the illustration shows what to do and where to do it.
  2.  The task heading tells what to do.
  3.  The explanation text tells how to perform the task and gives other information such as specifications and warnings.

Example:

Hint:

Hint: this format provides an experienced technician with a fast track to the necessary information. The task heading can be read at a glance when necessary and the text below provides detailed information. Important specifications and warnings always are written in bold type to stand out from the rest of the text.

5. Service specifications

  1. Specifications are presented in bold type throughout the manual. You never have to leave the procedure to look up your specifications. The specifications are also found in the service specifications section for quick reference.

6. Terms definition

Caution Indicates the possibility of injury to you or other people.
Notice Indicates the possibility of damage to the components being repaired.
Hint Provides additional information to help you to perform the repair efficiently.

7. Si unit

  1. The units given in this manual are primarily expressed according to the si unit (international system of units), and alternately expressed in the metric system and in the english system.

Example

: torque: 30 nvm (310 kgfcm, 22 ftvlbf)

Introduction
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Identification information
Vehicle identification and serial numbers 1. Vehicle identification number The vehicle identification number is stamped on the vehicle identification number plate and certification label, as shown ...

Other materials:

Positioning a floor jack
When using a floor jack, follow the instructions in the manual provided with the jack and perform the operation safely. When raising your vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack correctly. Improper placement may damage your vehicle or cause injury. ◆ Front ◆ Rear 1 Take out ...

Starting the engine
► Automatic transmission or continuously variable transmission 1 Check that the parking brake is set. 2 Check that the shift lever is set in P. 3 Firmly depress the brake pedal. 4 Turn the engine switch to the START position and start the engine. ► Manual transmission 1 Check t ...

Malfunction in water temperature receiver gauge
Wiring diagram Inspection procedure 1 Read value of handheld tester Check output value of ecm.  Connect the handheld tester to dlc3.  Turn the ignition switch to on and push the handheld tester main switch on.  Select the data list mode on the handheld teste ...

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