Toyota Corolla Cross Owners & Service Manuals

Toyota Corolla Cross: Do-it-yourself service precautions

If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the correct procedure as given in these sections.


Do-it-yourself maintenance

Do-it-yourself maintenance

Do-it-yourself maintenance


The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized.

To avoid death or serious injury, observe the following precautions.

■When working on the engine compartment

  • Keep hands, clothing and tools away from the moving fan and engine drive belt.
  • Be careful not to touch the engine, radiator, exhaust manifold, etc. right after driving as they may be hot. Oil and other fluids may also be hot.
  • Do not leave anything that may burn easily, such as paper and rags, in the engine compartment.
  • Do not smoke, cause sparks or expose an open flame to fuel or the battery. Fuel and battery fumes are flammable.
  • Be extremely cautious when working on the battery. It contains poisonous and corrosive sulfuric acid.

■When working near the electric cooling fan or radiator grille

Be sure the engine switch is OFF.

With the engine switch in ON, the electric cooling fan may automatically start to run if the air conditioning is on and/or the coolant temperature is high.

■Safety glasses

Wear safety glasses to prevent flying or falling material, fluid spray, etc. from getting in your eyes.


■If you remove the air cleaner filter

Driving with the air cleaner filter removed may cause excessive engine wear due to dirt in the air.



    Opening the hood 1. Pull the hood lock release lever. The hood will pop up slightly. 2. Pull the auxiliary catch lever to the left and lift the hood. 3. Hold the hood open by inserting the support

     Positioning a floor jack

    When using a floor jack, follow the instructions in the manual provided with the jack and perform the operation safely. When raising your vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack correctly. Impro

     Engine compartment

    Components Washer fluid tank Engine coolant reservoir Engine oil filler cap Engine oil level dipstick Battery Brake fluid reservoir Fuse boxes Radiator Condenser Electric cooling


     Changing the vehicle-to-vehicle distance

    Each time the switch is pressed, the vehicle-to-vehicle distance setting will change as follows: If a preceding vehicle is detected, the preceding vehicle mark will be displayed. The actual vehicle-to-vehicle distance varies in accordance with the vehicle speed. Also, when the vehicle is stopped

     Back door

    The back door can be locked/unlocked and opened/closed by the following procedures. WARNING Observe the following precautions. Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury. ■Before driving the vehicle Before driving the vehicle, make sure that the back door is fully closed. If the back

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