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Toyota Corolla Repair Manual: General information

There are many ecu controlled systems used in the corolla. In general, ecu controlled system are considered to be very intricate and require a high level of technical knowledge and expert skill to troubleshoot.

The fact is, however, that if you proceed by inspecting the circuits one by one, troubleshooting of these systems is not complex. If you have adequate understanding of the system and basic knowledge of electricity, the problem can be accurately diagnosed and fixed. This manual is designed based on the above principle to help service technicians perform accurate and effective troubleshooting, and is compiled for the following major ecu controlled systems: the troubleshooting procedures are described on the following pages.

System

  1. Sfi system
  2.  Abs with ebd system
  3.  Electronic controlled automatic transaxle [ect]
  4.  Supplemental restraint system
  5.  Audio system
  6.  Combination meter
  7.  Power door lock control system
  8.  Wireless door lock control system
  9.  Toyota vehicle intrusion protection system
  10. Cruise control system

For using handheld tester

  1.  If the communication is normal when the tester is connected to another vehicle, inspect the diagnosis data link line (bus line) or ecu power circuit of the vehicle.
  2.  If the communication is still impossible when the tester is connected to another vehicle, the problem is probably in the tester itself, so perform the self test procedures outlined in the tester operators manual.
How to troubleshoot ecu controlled systems
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How to proceed with troubleshooting
Hint: carry out troubleshooting in accordance with the procedures on the following page. Here, only the basic procedures are shown. Details are provided in the diagnostics section, showing the m ...

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Driving assist systems
To help enhance driving safety and performance, the following systems operate automatically in response to various driving situations. Be aware, however, that these systems are supplementary and should not be relied upon too heavily when operating the vehicle. ◆ ABS (Anti-lock Brake Sys ...

If your vehicle has to be stopped in an emergency
Only in an emergency, such as if it becomes impossible to stop the vehicle in the normal way, stop the vehicle using the following procedure: 1 Steadily step on the brake pedal with both feet and firmly depress it. Do not pump the brake pedal repeatedly as this will increase the effort required ...

Inspection procedure
Hint: read freeze frame data using the hand-held tester or the obd ii scan tool. Freeze frame data records the engine conditions when a malfunction is detected. When troubleshooting, it is useful for determining whether the vehicle was running or stopped, the engine was warmed up or not, the ...

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