Warning: One or more of the following guidelines may apply when performing specific required tests in the work stall:
When a test requires spinning the drive wheels with the vehicle jacked up, adhere to the following precautions:
When a test requires jacking up the vehicle and running with the wheels and brake rotors removed, adhere to the following precautions:
When running an engine in the work stall, use the exhaust removal system to prevent breathing dangerous gases.
Air in the Power Steering System Caution
Caution: If the power steering system has been serviced, an accurate fluid level reading cannot be obtained unless air is bled from the steering system. The air in the fluid may cause pump cavitation noise and may cause pump damage over a period of time.
Avoid Chipping or Scratching the Coating Caution
Caution: Care should be taken to avoid chipping or scratching the coating when handling the suspension coil spring. Damage to the coating can cause premature failure.
Ball Stud Removal Caution
Caution: Do not free the ball stud by using a pickle fork or a wedge-type tool. Damage to the seal or bushing may result.
Belt Dressing Caution
Caution: Do not use belt dressing on the drive belt. Belt dressing causes the breakdown of the composition of the drive belt. Failure to follow this recommendation will damage the drive belt.
Brake Caliper Caution
Caution: Support the caliper with a piece of wire to prevent damage to the brake line.
Brake Fluid Effects on Paint and Electrical Components Caution
Caution: Avoid spilling brake fluid onto painted surfaces, electrical connections, wiring, or cables. Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and cause corrosion to electrical components. If any brake fluid comes in contact with painted surfaces, immediately flush the area with water. If any brake fluid comes in contact with electrical connections, wiring, or cables, use a clean shop cloth to wipe away the fluid.
Clearcoat/Ultraviolet Screeners Caution
Caution: Removing more than 0.5 mils of the clearcoat can result in early paint failure. The clearcoat contains ultraviolet screeners. Do not finesse sand more than what is required to remove the defect.
Component Fastener Tightening Caution
Caution: Replacement components must be the correct part number for the application. Components requiring the use of the thread locking compound, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, or sealants are identified in the service procedure. Some replacement components may come with these coatings already applied. Do not use these coatings on components unless specified. These coatings can affect the final torque, which may affect the operation of the component. Use the correct torque specification when installing components in order to avoid damage.
Drive Axle Caution
Caution: Support the lower control arms in the normal horizontal position in order to avoid damage to the drive axles. Do not operate the vehicle in gear with the wheels hanging down at full travel.
Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing Caution
Caution: Use care when performing this procedure. Use of excessive force may damage the coolant thermostat.
Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution
Caution: Use a plastic, flat-bladed tool to prevent paint damage when removing an emblem/name plate.
Caution: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners, or fastener joint surfaces, unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems. When using fasteners that are threaded directly into plastic, use extreme care not to strip the mating plastic part(s). Use hand tools only, and do not use any kind of impact or power tools. Fastener should be hand tightened, fully seated, and not stripped.
Filling the Master Cylinder Caution
Caution: When filling the master cylinder, use only Super DOT-4 brake fluid, or equivalent DOT-4 brake fluid. Do not use a container which has been used for petroleum based fluids, or a container which is wet with water. Petroleum based fluids will cause swelling and distortion of rubber parts in the hydraulic brake system, and water will mix with brake fluid, lowering the boiling point. Keep all fluid containers capped to prevent contamination.
Fuel and Evaporative Emission Hose/Pipe Connection Cleaning Caution
Caution: Clean all of the following areas before performing any disconnections in order to avoid possible contamination in the system:
Wheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment
Ensure that the steering wheel is set in a straight ahead position. Loosen the tie rod jam nut (1). Adjust the toe to specification by turning the adjuster (2). Refer to Wheel Alignment Specifications. Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten the tie ro ...
Windshield Garnish Molding Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Windshield Garnish Molding Assembly Procedure Loosen tether clip and steel clips. Disconnect electrical connector. The tether clip at the upper portion of the garnish molding MUST be repla ...
Instrument Panel Outer Air Outlet Replacement - Left Side
Preliminary Procedure Remove instrument panel lower trim pad cover - left side. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Trim Pad Cover Replacement. Remove instrument panel cluster trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Trim Plate Replacement. Remove instrument panel cluster lo ...