1. Use fender seat and floor covers to keep the vehicle clean and prevent damage.
2. During disassembly, keep parts in order to facilitate reassembly.
3. Observe the following:
(a) Before performing electrical work, disconnect the nagative from the battery terminal.
(b) If it is necessary to disconnect the battery for inspec tion or repair, always disconnect the cable from the negative (-) terminal which is grounded to the vehicle body.
(c) To prevent damage to the battery terminal post, loosen the terminal nut and raise the cable straight up without twisting it or prying it.
(d) Clean the battery terminal posts and cable terminals with a shop rag. Do not scrape them with a file or other adrasive object.
(e) Install the cable terminal to the battery post with the nut loose, and tighten the nut after installation. Do not use a hammer to tap the terminal onto the post.
(f) Be sure the cover for the positive (♦) terminal is properly in place.
4. Check hose and wiring connectors to make sure that they are secure and correct.
12. Observe the following precautions to avoid damage to the parts:
(a) To disconnect vacuum hoses, pull on the end, not the middle of the hose.
(b) To pull apart electrical connectors, pull on the connector itself, not the wires.
(c) Be careful not to drop electrical components, such as sensors or relays. If they are dropped on a hard floor, they should be replaced and not reused.
(d) When steam cleaning an engine, protect the distributor, coil, air filter, carburetor intake, air pump and VCV from water.
(e) Never use an impact wrench to remove or install thermo switches or thermo sensors.
(f) When checking continuity at the wire connector, insert the tester probe carefully to prevent terminals from bending.
(g) When using a vacuum gauge, never force the hose onto a connector that is too large. Use a step down adapter instead. Once the hose has been stretched, ¡t may leak.
13. Tag hoses before disconnecting them:
(a) When disconnecting vacuum hoses, use tags to identify how they should be reconnected.
(b) After completing a job, double check that the vacuum hoses are properly connected. A label under the hood shows the proper layout.
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