Toyota Carina 96 Modell Brake Fluid

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Chapter 1

Routine maintenance and servicing

Min Toyota Carina


Air filter element check and clean

Air filter element renewal

Alarm remote control battery renewal

Automatic transmission fluid level check

Auxiliary drivebelt(s) check and renewal

Battery and electrolyte level check

Body corrosion check

Brake fluid renewal

Brake pad and disc check

Brake pedal check and adjustment

Brake vacuum servo unit check

Coolant renewal

Door and bonnet hinge lubrication

Driveshaft rubber gaiter and constant velocity (CV) joint check

Engine coolant strength check

Engine oil and filter renewal

Evaporative loss system check

Exhaust system check

Fuel filter renewal

Degrees of difficulty

Easy, suitable for novice with little experience ^

Fairly easy, suitable for beginner with ^ some experience ^

Fairly difficult, suitable for competent DIY mechanic ^

Difficult, suitable for Inexperienced DIY \ mechanic ^

Very difficult, ^

suitable for expert DIY \ or professional ^

11 Handbrake check and adjustment 15

33 Headlight beam adjustment check 24

29 Hose and fluid leak check 12

21 Introduction 1

. ... 28 Manual transmission oil level check 4

34 Rear brake shoe check 17

13 Roadwheel nut tightness check 22

36 Spark plug and ignition system check 9

20 Steering, suspension and roadwheel check 19

6 Timing belt renewal 38

3 Transmission oil/fluid renewal 35

10 Valve clearance check and adjustment 37

32 Washer jet adjustment 26

1.2 Servicing specifications

Lubricants and fluids Refer to page 0*17 of "Weekly checks" Capacities

Engine oil Excluding filter Including filter

1587 cc(4A-FE) engines 2.8 litres 3.0 litres

1762 cc (7A-FE) engines 3.5 litres 3.7 litres

1998 cc (3S-FE) engines:

Manual transmission models 4.2 litres 4.6 litres

Automatic transmission models 4.1 litres 4.5 litres

1998 cc(3S-GE) engines 4.0 litres 4.5 litres

Cooling system

1587 cc (4A-FE) engines 5.4 litres

1762 cc (7A-FE) engines 5.6 litres

1998 cc (3S-FE) engines:

Manual transmission models 6.5 litres

Automatic transmission models 6.6 litres

1998 cc(3S-GE) engines 6.6 litres


Manual transmission 2.6 litres

Automatic transmission:

Drain and refill (approximate) 3.1 litres

From dry: 4A-FE engine models:

A240E transmissions 7.2 litres

A245E transmissions 7.6 litres

3S-FE engine models 8.0 litres

Fuel tank

All models 60 litres


Oil filter Champion C138

Valve clearances (cold engine): Inlet Exhaust

4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 0.15 to 0.25 mm 0.25 to 0.35 mm

Cooling system

Antifreeze mixture:

28% antifreeze Protection down to-15°C

50% antifreeze Protection down to -30CC

Note: Refer to antifreeze manufacturer for latest recommendations.

Fuel system

Air filter element Champion U565

Fuel filter Champion L149

Idle speed and mixture settings

Idle speed*

4A-FE engines:

Manual transmission models 750 ± 50 rpm

Automatic transmission models 800 ± 50 rpm


All models - CO concentration 0 to 0.5%

* Non-adjustable - for checking purposes only

Servicing specifications 1.3

Ignition system

Ignition timing Refer to Chapter 5B

Spark plugs*: Champion type Electrode gap

1587 cc (4A-FE) engines:

Conventional engines RC7YCC4 1.1mm

Lean-burn engines RC87PYX (Platinum tipped) 1.2 mm

1762 cc (7A-FE) engines RC87PYX (Platinum tipped) 1.2 mm

1998 cc(3S-FE and 3S-GE) engines RC6YCC 1.0 mm

Spark plug HT lead resistances 25 k ohms per HT lead maximum

* Information on spark plug types and electrode gaps is as recommended by Champion Spark Plug. Where alternative types are used, refer to their manufacturer's recommendations.


Brake pad lining minimum thickness 1.0 mm

Brake shoe friction material minimum thickness 1.0 mm

Handbrake lever travel 4 to 7 clicks of ratchet

Front brake disc minimum thickness:

All except 3S-FE engine models 23.0 mm

3S-FE engine models 26.0 mm

Rear brake disc minimum thickness 9.0 mm

Tyre pressures Refer to page 0*16 of "Weekly checks"

Auxiliary drivebelt deflection

4A-FE and 7A-FE engines:

Alternator/water pump drivebelt 11.5 to 13.5 mm

Air conditioning compressor drivebelt 8.5 to 9.5 mm

Power steering pump drivebelt 6.0 to 8.0 mm

3S-FE engine:

Alternator drivebelt 13.0 to 17.0mm

Alternator/air conditioning compressor drivebelt 9.0 to 11.0 mm

Power steering pump drivebelt 10.0 to 13.0 mm

3S-GE engine:

Alternator drivebelt 12.0 to 18.0 mm

Power steering pump drivebelt 10.0 to 13.0 mm

Alternator/air conditioning compressor drivebelt 13.0 to 16.0 mm

Torque wrench settings Nm ibf ft

Roadwheel nuts 103 76

Sparkplugs 18 13

Sump drain plug 34 25

Manual transmission oil drain and filler plugs 49 36

Automatic transmission fluid drain plug 17 13

Alternator to mounting bracket bolts 54 40

Alternator to adjustment link:

4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 19 14

3S-FE and 3S-GE engines 27 20

Camshaft cover:

4A-FE and 7A-FE engines 6 4

3S-FE and 3S-GE engines 44 32


1.4 Toyota Carina E maintenance schedule

The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by us for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance, because it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.

When the vehicle is new, it should be serviced by a factory-authorised dealer service department, in order to preserve the factory warranty.

It should be noted that for the 1993 model year, the service time/mileage intervals were extended by the manufacturer to the periods shown in this schedule. Although these intervals can be applied retrospectively, owners of earlier vehicles may notice a discrepancy between this schedule and the one shown in the Service Guide supplied with the vehicle.

Every 250 miles (400 km) or weekly

□ Refer to "Weekly checks"

Every 4500 miles (7500 km) or 6 months - whichever comes first

Note: Frequent oil and filter changes are good for the engine. We recommend changing the oil at the mileage specified here, or at least twice a year if the mileage covered is less.

□ Renew the engine oil and filter (Section 3)

Every 9000 miles (15 000 km) or 6 months - whichever comes first

□ Check manual transmission oil level (Section 4)

□ Check automatic transmission fluid level (Section 5)

□ Check engine coolant strength (Section 6)

□ Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt(s), and renew if necessary (Section 7)

□ Check the idle speed and CO content (Section 8)

□ Check the spark plugs and ignition system (Section 9)

□ Check the evaporative loss emission control check valve (Section 10)

□ Clean the air filter element (Section 11)

□ Hose and fluid leak check (Section 12)

□ Check and adjust the brake pedal (Section 13)

□ Check the brake vacuum servo unit (Section 14)

□ Check and adjust the handbrake (Section 15)

□ Check the front and (where applicable) rear brake pads and discs and renew if necessary* (Section 16)

□ Check the rear brake shoes and drums* (Section 17)

□ Check the exhaust system (Section 18)

□ Check the steering and suspension components for condition and security* (Section 19)

□ Check the condition of the driveshaft rubber gaiters and CV joints* (Section 20)

□ Check the battery (Section 21)

□ Check the tightness of the roadwheel nuts (Section 22)

□ Wheel alignment check (Section 23)

□ Check the headlight beam alignment (Section 24)

□ Lubricate door and bonnet hinges (Section 25)

□ Adjust the washer jets (Section 26)

□ Check the condition, operation and security of all seat belts (Section 27)

□ Check the body for corrosion (Section 28)

□ Renew the battery in the alarm remote control (Section 29)

'This should be performed more frequently if the vehicle is used in Severe Conditions (ie towing a trailer, repeated short distances, dusty conditions etc).

Every 54 000 miles (90 000 km)

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following: □ Check and adjust the valve clearances (Section 37)

Every 63 000 miles (105 000 km)

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

□ Renew the spark plugs, engines fitted with platinum-tipped spark plugs only (Section 31)

□ Renew the timing belt (Section 38)

Every 18 000 miles (30 000 km) or 12 months - whichever comes first

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

□ Renew the spark plugs, except engines fitted with platinum-tipped spark plugs (Section 31)

□ Renew the air filter element* (Section 33)

*This should be performed more frequently if the vehicle is used in Severe Conditions (ie towing a trailer, repeated short distances, dusty conditions etc).

Every 24 months

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

□ Renew the brake fluid (Section 34)

Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km)

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

□ Change the transmission oil/fluid* (Section 35)

□ Renew the engine coolant (Section 36)

'This should be performed more frequently if the vehicle is used in Severe Conditions (ie towing a trailer, repeated short distances, dusty conditions etc).

Maintenance - component location 1.5

Toyota Carina Engine

Underbonnet view of a 1.6 litre 4A-FE engine model with manual transmission

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