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Power steering fluid level

Safety First!

• The need for frequent topping-up indicates a leak, which should be investigated immediately.

3 When topping-up the power steering fluid level (models with the 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines), use the specified type of fluid and do not overfill the reservoir. When the level is correct, securely refit the cap.

Before you start:

✓ Park the vehicle on level ground.

✓ Set the steering wheel straight-ahead.

✓ The engine should be turned off.

IOn models with the 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines, the power steering fluid reservoir is located behind the right-hand end of the engine. Wipe clean the area around the reservoir filler neck and unscrew the filler cap/dipstick from the reservoir.

For the check to be accurate, the steering must not be turned once the engine has been stopped.

2 Wipe clean the dipstick (models with the 4A-FE and 7A-FE engines) then refit it and remove it again. When the engine is cold, the fluid level should be within the COLD range on the dipstick; if it is hot the level should be within the HOT range on the dipstick.

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4 On models with the 3S-FE and 3S-GE engines, the reservoir is located on the right-hand side of the engine compartment behind the washer fluid reservoir.

5 On models with the 3S-FE and 3S-GE engines, the level marks are on the side of the power steering fluid reservoir, and the fluid level can be seen through the translucent body. With the engine cold, the fluid level should be within the COLD range on the reservoir; if it is hot the level should be within the HOT range.

6 If topping-up is necessary (models with the 3S-FE and 3S-GE engines), first wipe clean the area around the filler cap to prevent dirt entering the hydraulic system, then unscrew and remove the cap. Use the specified type of fluid and do not overfill the reservoir. When the level is correct, screw on the cap securely.

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Screen washer fluid level

Screenwash additives not only keep the winscreen clean during foul weather, they also prevent the washer system freezing in cold weather - which is when you are likely to need it most. Don't top up using plain water as the screenwash will become too diluted, and will freeze during cold weather.

A Warning: On no account use coolant antifreeze in the washer system - this could discolour or damage paintwork.

IThe screen washer fluid reservoir is located in the right-hand side of the engine compartment. The fluid level can be seen through the reservoir body. If topping-up is necessary, open the cap.

2 When topping-up the reservoir, add a screenwash additive in the quantities recommended on the bottle.

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Brake Fluid Reservoir Where

2 Tyre Pressure Check

Check the tyre pressures regularly with the tyres cold. Do not adjust the tyre pressures immediately after the vehicle has been used, or an inaccurate setting will result.

2 Tread Depth - manual check

Alternatively, tread wear can be monitored with a simple, inexpensive device known as a tread depth indicator gauge.

New tyres should be balanced when they are fitted, but it may become necessary to rebalance them as they wear, or if the balance weights fitted to the wheel rim should fall off. Unbalanced tyres will wear more quickly, as will the steering and suspension components. Wheel imbalance is normally signified by vibration, particularly at a certain speed (typically around 50 mph). If this vibration is felt only through the steering, then it is likely that just the front wheels need balancing. If, however, the vibration is felt through the whole car, the rear wheels could be out of balance. Wheel balancing should be carried out by a tyre dealer or garage.

2 Tyre Pressure Check

Check the tyre pressures regularly with the tyres cold. Do not adjust the tyre pressures immediately after the vehicle has been used, or an inaccurate setting will result.

Tyre condition and pressure

Tyre tread wear patterns

It is very important that tyres are in good condition, and at the correct pressure - having a tyre failure at any speed is highly dangerous. Tyre wear is influenced by driving style - harsh braking and acceleration, or fast cornering, will all produce more rapid tyre wear. As a general rule, the front tyres wear out faster than the rears. Interchanging the tyres from front to rear ("rotating" the tyres) may result in more even wear. However, if this is completely effective, you may have the expense of replacing all four tyres at once! Remove any nails or stones embedded in the tread before they penetrate the tyre to cause deflation. If removal of a nail does reveal that

~j Tread Depth - visual check

The original tyres have tread wear safety bands (B), which will appear when the tread depth reaches approximately 1.6 mm. The band positions are indicated by a triangular mark on the tyre sidewall (A).

2 Tread Depth - manual check

Alternatively, tread wear can be monitored with a simple, inexpensive device known as a tread depth indicator gauge.

the tyre has been punctured, refit the nail so that its point of penetration is marked. Then immediately change the wheel, and have the tyre repaired by a tyre dealer. Regularly check the tyres for damage in the form of cuts or bulges, especially in the sidewalls. Periodically remove the wheels, and clean any dirt or mud from the inside and outside surfaces. Examine the wheel rims for signs of rusting, corrosion or other damage. Light alloy wheels are easily damaged by "kerbing" whilst parking; steel wheels may also become dented or buckled. A new wheel is very often the only way to overcome severe damage.

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Shoulder Wear

Underinflation (wear on both sides)

Under-inflation will cause overheating of the tyre, because the tyre will flex too much, and the tread will not sit correctly on the road surface. This will cause a loss of grip and excessive wear, not to mention the danger of sudden tyre failure due to heat build-up. Check and adjust pressures Incorrect wheel camber (wear on one side) Repair or renew suspension parts Hard cornering Reduce speed!

Centre Wear

Overinflation

Over-inflation will cause rapid wear of the centre part of the tyre tread, coupled with reduced grip, harsher ride, and the danger of shock damage occurring in the tyre casing. Check and adjust pressures

If you sometimes have to inflate your car's tyres to the higher pressures specified for maximum load or sustained high speed, don't forget to reduce the pressures to normal afterwards.

Uneven Wear

Front tyres may wear unevenly as a result of wheel misalignment. Most tyre dealers and garages can check and adjust the wheel alignment (or "tracking") for a modest charge.

Incorrect camber or castor

Repair or renew suspension parts

Malfunctioning suspension

Repair or renew suspension parts

Unbalanced wheel

Balance tyres

Incorrect toe setting

Adjust front wheel alignment

Note: The feathered edge of the tread which typifies toe wear is best checked by feeI.

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2 To remove a windscreen wiper blade, pull the arm fully away from the screen until it locks. Swivel the blade through 90°, and depress the locking tab with a screwdriver or your fingers.

3 Slide the wiper blade out of the hooked end of the arm, then feed the arm through the hole in the blade.

Wiper blades

1 Check the condition of the wiper blades; if they are cracked or show any signs of deterioration, or if the glass swept area is smeared, renew them. Wiper blades should be renewed annually.

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H The battery is located in the front left-I hand side of the engine compartment. The exterior of the battery should be inspected periodically for damage such as a cracked case or cover.

Battery

Caution: Before carrying out any work on the vehicle battery, read the precautions given in "Safety first" at the start of this manual.

✓ Make sure that the battery tray is in good condition, and that the clamp is tight. Corrosion on the tray, retaining clamp and the battery itself can be removed with a solution of water and baking soda. Thoroughly rinse all cleaned areas with water. Any metal parts damaged by corrosion should be covered with a zinc-based primer, then painted.

✓ Periodically (approximately every three months), check the charge condition of the battery as described in Chapter 5A.

✓ If the battery is flat, and you need to jump start your vehicle, see Roadside Repairs.

H The battery is located in the front left-I hand side of the engine compartment. The exterior of the battery should be inspected periodically for damage such as a cracked case or cover.

2 Check the tightness of the battery clamps (A) to ensure good electrical connections. You should not be able to move them. Also check each cable (B) for cracks and frayed conductors.

Battery corrosion can be kept to a minimum by applying a layer of petroleum jelly to the clamps and terminals after they are reconnected.

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3 If corrosion (white, fluffy deposits) is A ... as well as the battery cable clamps evident, remove the cables from the ■ battery terminals, clean them with a small wire brush, then refit them. Automotive stores sell a tool for cleaning the battery post. . .

o-i6 Weekly checks Bulbs and fuses

✓ Check all external lights and the horn. Refer to the appropriate Sections of Chapter 12 for details if any of the circuits are found to be inoperative.

✓ Visually check all accessible wiring connectors, harnesses and retaining clips for security, and for signs of chafing or damage.

nEBflH?! If you need to check your rr*"^ brake lights and indicators HllVT unaided, back up to a wall or garage door and operate the lights. The reflected light should show if they are working properly.

-J If a single indicator light, stop light or headlight has failed, it is likely that a bulb has blown and will need to be replaced. Refer to Chapter 12 for details. If both stop lights have failed, it is possible that the switch has failed (see Chapter 9).

2 If more than one indicator light or tail light has failed it is likely that either a fuse has blown or that there is a fault in the circuit (see Chapter 12). The fuses are located behind a panel on the facia panel and in a fusebox located in the engine compartment (refer to Chapter 12).

3 To replace a fuse, pull it out using the plastic tweezers provided, and fit a new fuse of the correct rating (see Chapter 12). If the fuse blows again, it is important that you find out why - a complete checking procedure is given in Chapter 12.

Tyre pressures (cold) - bar/psi

Front Rear

Pressures with 1 to 4 passengers*:

175/70R14 tyres 2.2/32 2.1/30

Pressures with full load*:

175/70R14 tyres 2.3/33 2.3/33

*Note: Pressures apply only to original equipment tyres at speeds of up to 100 mph and may vary if any other make or type is fitted; check with the tyre manufacturer or supplier for correct pressures, if necessary. For pressures at higher speeds, consult the vehicle's handbook or your Toyota dealer.

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Lubricants and fluids_

Component or system Lubricant type/specification

Engine Multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 15W/40, 10W/30 or 20W/50

to API SG or better

(Duckhams QXR, QS, Hypergrade Plus, Hypergrade or 10W/40 Motor Oil)

Cooling system Ethylene glycol-based antifreeze and soft water

(Duckhams Antifreeze and Summer Coolant)

Clutch system Hydraulic fluid to SAE J1703F or DOT 4

(Duckhams Universal Brake and Clutch Fluid)

Manual gearbox Hypoid gear oil, viscosity SAE 75W/90 gear oil to API GL-3

(Duckhams Hypoid 75W/90S)

Automatic transmission Dexron type II automatic transmission fluid (ATF)

(Duckhams Uni-Matic)

Braking system Hydraulic fluid to SAE J1703F or DOT 4

(Duckhams Universal Brake and Clutch Fluid)

Power steering Dexron type II automatic transmission fluid (ATF)

(Duckhams Uni-Matic)

Choosing your engine oil

Oils perform vital tasks in all engines. The higher the engine's performance, the greater the demand on lubricants to minimise wear as well as optimise power and economy. Duckhams tailors lubricants to the highest technical standards, meeting and exceeding the demands of all modern engines.

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