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

11.8. Cowl



The cowl weighs quite a lot therefore it is difficult to remove and establish it. Carrying out these procedures requires, at least, two persons.

Removal and installation

1. Make marks round heads of bolts to provide the correct combination in an installation time.
2. Use fabric to cover a body and wings in the field of a cowl. It will allow to protect a body and paint during removal of a cowl.
3. Disconnect any wires or ropes which can prevent removal.
4. Let your assistant supports a cowl. Unscrew bolts of fastening of loops to a cowl.
5. Remove a cowl.
6. Installation is carried out in the return sequence.


1. Longitudinal and cross adjustment of a cowl is carried out by shift of a wing of a loop after weakening of bolts.
2. Put the line round all wing of a loop that you could judge extent of movement.
3. Weaken bolts or nuts and shift a cowl to achieve exact combination. Every time shift a cowl on small distance. Tighten bolts of a loop and carefully lower a cowl to check its placement.
4. If it is necessary, after installation it is possible to adjust all lock of a cowl, both down, and across on a radiator support so that the cowl was closed densely, level with wings. To carry out adjustment, put the line round adjusting bolts of the lock of a cowl to have a reference point, and then weaken bolts and displace the lock as it is necessary. Tighten adjusting bolts.
5. In summary adjust cowl shock-absorbers on a radiator support so that the cowl was in a closed position level with wings.
6. The cowl lock, also as well as loops, it is necessary to grease periodically with white lithium jellied greasing to prevent jamming and wear.