Toyota Corolla

1992-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car



Toyota Corolla
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Cooling systems, heating
+ 5. Fuel, exhaust systems
+ 6. System of decrease in toxicity
+ 7. Transmissions
+ 8. Coupling and half shafts
+ 9. Brake system
+ 10. Suspension bracket and steering
- 11. Body
   11.1. Maintenance and repair
   11.2. Vinyl finishing
   11.3. Upholstery and rugs
   11.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   11.5. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   11.6. Loops and locks
   11.7. Windshield and motionless glasses
   11.8. Cowl
   11.9. Trunk lid
   11.10. A back door (models with a body "Station wagon")
   11.11. Basic rack of a back door
   11.12. Decorative panel of a door
   11.13. Door
   11.14. Door latch, cylinder of the lock and handle
   11.15. Door windowpane
   11.16. Bumpers
   11.17. External mirror
   11.18. Seats
   11.19. Frame of a combination of devices
   11.20. Glove compartment
   11.21. Central decorative panel
   11.22. Casing of a steering column
   11.23. Lower panel of finishing of a steering column
   11.24. Console
   11.25. Dashboard
   11.26. Front grille
   11.27. Ventilating grate of a cowl
   11.28. Seat belts
+ 12. Electric equipment



11.1. Maintenance and repair

GENERAL INFORMATION

The state in which there is a body of your car, is very important because its cost at resale depends on it in big degree. It is much more difficult to repair the started or damaged body, than mechanical parts. The hidden cavities of a body, such as niches of wheels, a frame and a motor compartment are also important not less in spite of the fact that they do not demand frequent attention as other parts of a body.

Once a year, or each 20 000 km, the body bottom by means of steam is very useful to clear. All traces of dirt and oil will be removed, and after this area it will be possible to check for existence of a rust, the damaged brake highways, worn-out electric wires, the damaged ropes and so on. At the end of this work components of a forward suspension bracket should be greased.

At the same time clear the engine and a motor compartment by means of a paroochistitel or the adaptation for greasing removal.

Special attention needs to be paid on niches of wheels as the substrate can exfoliate, both the stones and dirt which are thrown out by wheels can damage paint and allow to appear to a rust. If you found a rust, smooth out the damaged surface to the metal and apply on it anticorrosive paint.

The body needs to be washed, at least, once a week. Carefully wet the car to soften dirt, and then wash away it by means of a soft sponge and a large amount of soap water. If carefully not to wash away dirt, it can erase paint.

Spots of tar or bitumen need to be cleared by means of the fabric moistened in solvent.

At least, each six months polish a body and the chromeplated details. If you use a cleaner for the chromeplated parts to remove a rust from details with an electrodeposit, remember that the cleaner also deletes honor of chrome so use it carefully.