In case of an emergency

If your vehicle will not start

If your engine stalls while driving

If you cannot increase engine speed

If your vehicle overheats

If you have a flat tire

If your vehicle becomes stuck

If your vehicle needs to be towed

If you cannot shift automatic transmission selector lev If you lose your keys

If your vehicle will not start— (a) Simple checks

Before making these checks, make sure you have followed the correct starting procedure given in "How to start the engine" on page 306 in Section 3 and that you have sufficient fuel. If your vehicle is equipped with the engine immobilizer system, also check whether the other keys will start the engine. If they work, your key may be broken. Have the key checked at your Toyota dealer. If none of your keys work, there may be a malfunction in the immobilizer system. Call your Toyota dealer. (See "Keys (with engine immobilizer system)" on page 12 in Section 1-2.)

If the engine is not turning over or is turning over too slowly—

1. Check that the battery terminals are tight and clean.

2. If the battery terminals are O.K., switch on the interior light.

3. If the light is out, dim or goes out when the starter is cranked, the battery is discharged. You may try jump starting. See "(c) Jump starting" on page 321 for further instructions.

If the light is O.K., but the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop.

NOTICE

Do not pull- or push-start the vehicle. It may damage the vehicle or cause a collision when the engine starts. Also the three-way catalytic converter may overheat and become a fire hazard.

If the engine turns over at its normal speed but will not start—

1. Turn the ignition key to "ACC" or "LOCK" and try starting the engine again.

2. If the engine will not start, the engine may be flooded because of repeated cranking. See "(b) Starting a flooded engine" on page 320 for further instructions.

3. If the engine still will not start, it needs adjustment or repair. Call a Toyota dealer or qualified repair shop.

(b) Starting a fl

If the engine will no may be flooded b cranking.

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(c) Jump starting

To avoid serious personal injury and damage to your vehicle which might result from battery explosion, acid burns, electrical burns, or damaged electronic components, these instructions must be followed precisely.

If you are unsure about how to follow this procedure, we strongly recommend that you seek the help of a competent mechanic or towing service.

/l\ CAUTION

• Batteries contain sulfuric acid which is poisonous and corrosive. Wear protective safety glasses when jump starting, and avoid spilling acid on your skin, clothing, or vehicle.

• If you should accidentally get acid on yourself or in your eyes, remove any contaminated clothing and flush the affected area with water immediately. Then get immediate medical attention. If possible, continue to apply water with a sponge or cloth while en route to the medical office.

• The gas normally produced by a battery will explode if a flame or spark is brought near. Use only standardized jumper cables and do not smoke or light a match while jump starting.

NOTICE

The battery used for boosting must be 12 V. Do not jump start unless you are sure that the booster battery is correct.

JUMP STARTING PR

1. If the booster b; another vehicle, m are not touching. sary lights and ac

When boosting, matching or high' battery may be < with.

If jump starting is battery for severa

2. If required, remov from the booster a ies. Lay a cloth on the batteries. ( explosion hazard, burns.)

3. If the engine in booster battery is and let it run for a jump starting, run 2000 rpm with t lightly depressed.

Jumper cable

Jumper cable

Positive terminal ("+" mark)

Booster ("+" mark) battery ::■'■■!■■:;

Positive terminal ("+" mark)

Discharged battery Positive terminal

Booster ("+" mark) battery ::■'■■!■■:;

4. Make the cable connections in the order a, b, c, d.

a. Connect the clamp of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the discharged battery.

b. Connect the clamp at the other end of the positive (red) jumper cable to the positive (+) terminal on the booster battery.

Booster battery

Jumper cable ®

Negative terminal ("- " mark)

c. Connect the clamp of the negative (black) cable to the negative (- ) terminal on the booster battery.

d. Connect the clamp at the other end of the negative (black) jumper cable to a solid, stationary, unpainted, metallic point of the vehicle with the discharged battery.

The recommended connecting point is shown in the following illustration:

Connecting point

Do not connect 1 any part that mo is cranked.

ACAU

When making th avoid serious injur the battery or a jumper cables or thing except the c< nals or the ground

5. Start your engine in the normal way. After starting, run it at about 2000 rpm for several minutes with the accelerator pedal lightly depressed.

6. Carefully disconnect the cables in the exact reverse order: the negative cable and then the positive cable.

7. Carefully dispose of the battery cover cloths—they may now contain sulfuric acid.

8. If removed, replace all the battery vent plugs.

If the cause of your battery discharging is not apparent (for example, lights left on), you should have it checked at your Toyota dealer.

If the first start attempt is not successful...

Check that the clamp on the jumper cables are tight. Recharge the discharged battery with the jumper cables connected for several minutes and restart your engine in the normal way.

If the another attempt is not successful, the battery may be depleted. Have it checked at your Toyota dealer.

If your engine stalls while driving

If your engine stalls while driving...

1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place.

2. Turn on your emergency flashers.

3. Turn the ignition key to "ACC" or "LOCK", and try starting the engine again.

If the engine will not start, see "If your vehicle will not start" on page 320 in this Section.

/l\ CAUTION

If the engine is not running, the power assist for the brakes and steering will not work so steering and braking will be much harder than usual.

If you cannot ir speed

If engine speed doe the accelerator peda may be a problem so tronic throttle control

At this time, vibratio er, if you depress ■ more firmly and slow vehicle at low speed checked by your Toyo possible.

Even if the abnorma throttle control syste low speed driving, th recovered until the e the ignition key is tu "LOCK" position.

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If your vehicle overheats

If your engine coolant temperature gauge indicates overheating, if you experience a loss of power, or if you hear a loud knocking or pinging noise, the engine has probably overheated. You should follow this procedure...

1. Pull safely off the road, stop the vehicle and turn on your emergency flashers. Put the transmission in "P" and apply the parking brake. Turn off the air conditioning if it is being used.

2. If coolant or steam is boiling out of the radiator or reservoir, stop the engine. Wait until the steam subsides before opening the hood. If there is no coolant boiling over or steam, leave the engine running and make sure the electric cooling fan is operating. If it is not, turn the ignition off.

To help avoid personal injury, keep the hood closed until there is no steam. Escaping steam or coolant is a sign of very high pressure.

3. Look for obvious coolant leaks from the radiator, hoses, and under the vehicle. However, note that water draining from the air conditioning is normal if it has been used.

When the engine is running, keep hands and clothing away from the moving fan and engine drive belts.

4. If the coolant is leaking, stop the engine immediately. Call a Toyota dealer for assistance.

5. If there are no obvious leaks, check the coolant reservoir. If it is dry, add coolant to the reservoir while the engine is running. Fill it about half full. For the coolant type, see "Coolant type selection" on page 370 in Section 7-2.

Do not attempt to remove the coolant reservoir cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Serious injury could result from scalding hot fluid and steam blown out under pressure.

After the engine has cooled to nor coolant level in th sary, bring it up to ous coolant loss i system. You shou soon as possible

1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place well away from the traffic. Avoid stopping on the center divider of a highway. Park on a level spot with firm ground.

2. Stop the engine and turn on your emergency flashers.

3. Firmly set the parking brake and put the transmission in "P".

4. Have everyone get out of the vehicle on the side away from traffic.

5. Read the following instructions thoroughly.

/i\ CAUTION

When jacking, be sure to observe the following to reduce the possibility of death or serious injury:

• Follow jacking instructions.

• Do not put any part of your body under the vehicle supported by the jack. Otherwise, personal injury may occur.

• Do not start or run the engine while your vehicle is supported by the jack.

• Stop the vehicle on a level firm ground, firmly set the parking brake and put the transmission in "P". Block the wheel diagonally opposite to the one being changed if necessary.

• Make sure to £ erly in the jac the vehicle wi ly positioned vehicle or ma hicle to fall i cause person

• Never get un when the vehi by the jack a

• Use the jack your vehicle changing.

• When raising not place any of or underne

• Raise the ve enough to ren the tire.

NOTICE

Do not continue driving with a deflated tire. Driving even a short distance can damage a tire and wheel beyond repair.

—Required tools and spare tire

Tool bag

1. Get the reqi spare tire on

To prepare yoursel you should familh the use of the jack and their storage

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