Toyota Avalon Owners Manual: Do-it-yourself service precautions

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

 

Items Parts and tools
Battery condition
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Grease
  • Conventional wrench (for terminal clamp bolts)
Brake fluid level
  • SAE J1703 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 3
    SAE J1704 or FMVSS No.116 DOT 4
  • Rag or paper towel
  • Funnel (used only for adding brake fluid)
Engine coolant level
  • "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" or a similar high quality ethylene glycol-based non-silicate, nonamine, non-nitrite and non-borate coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology
    U.S.A.: "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" is pre-mixed with 50% coolant and 50% deionized water.
    Canada: "Toyota Super Long Life Coolant" is pre-mixed with 55% coolant and 45% deionized water.
  • Funnel (used only for adding engine coolant)
Engine oil level
  • Toyota Genuine Motor Oil" or equivalent
  • Rag or paper towel
  • Funnel (used only for adding engine oil)
Fuses
  • Fuse with same amperage rating as original
Radiator/condenser

-

Tire inflation pressure
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Compressed air source
Washer fluid
  • Water or washer fluid containing antifreeze (for winter use)
  • Funnel (used only for adding water or washer fluid)

 

WARNING

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 IGNITION ON mode, 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.

 

NOTICE

■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.

Hood

Release the lock from the inside of the vehicle to open the hood.

1. Pull the hood lock release lever.

The hood will pop up slightly.

Do-it-yourself maintenance

2. Pull up the auxiliary catch lever and lift the hood.

Do-it-yourself maintenance

Open hood warning buzzer If the vehicle reaches a speed of 3 mph (5 km/h), the master warning light flashes and a buzzer sounds to indicate that the hood is not fully closed.

WARNING

■Pre-driving check Check that the hood is fully closed and locked.

If the hood is not locked properly, it may open while the vehicle is in motion and cause an accident, which may result in death or serious injury.

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.

Improper placement may damage your vehicle or cause injury.

Front

Do-it-yourself maintenance

Rear

Do-it-yourself maintenance

    Do-it-yourself maintenance

    Engine compartment

    See More:

    Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual > Active Noise Control System: Terminals Of Ecu
    TERMINALS OF ECU STEREO COMPONENT EQUALIZER ASSEMBLY Terminal No. (Symbol) Wiring Color Terminal Description Condition Specified Condition G68-1 (CANH) P CAN communication signal - - G68-2 (ACK1) V Serial communication (UART) signal - - G68-3 (NEI) - G68-28 (GND) LA-B - W-B Engine pulse signal Idlin ...

    Toyota Avalon Owners Manual

    Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual

    © 2020 Copyright www.tavalon.net
    0.0191