Toyota 4 Runner/Hilux/Surf

1987-1998 of release

Repair and operation of the car



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+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Systems of heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel and exhaust systems
+ 6. Transmissions
+ 7. Transmission elements
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. Suspension bracket and steering
- 10. Body
   10.1. Maintenance and repair of a body
   10.2. Vinyl finishing
   10.3. Upholstery and rugs
   + 10.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   10.5. Repair of considerable damages of a body
   10.6. Loops and locks
   10.7. Windshield and motionless glasses
   10.8. Cowl
   10.9. Latch of the lock of a cowl and cable
   10:10. Forward lattice
   10:11. Bumpers
   10:12. Facing panel of a door
   10:13. External mirror
   10:14. Door
   10:15. Forward wing
   10:16. Door of a cargo compartment
   10:17. Glass of a door of a cargo compartment and window regulator
   + 10:18. Glasses of doors
   10:19. Window regulator
   10:20. Lock clamp, switch of the lock and door handles
   10:21. Casing of a steering column
   10:22. Central floor section
   10:23. Panels of forward facing of salon
   10:24. Panel of forward facing of salon
   10:25. Air inlet lattice
   10:26. Seats
+ 11. Electric equipment
+ 12. Electrical circuitries



10.1. Maintenance and repair of a body

GENERAL INFORMATION

The state in which there is a body of your car is very important because its cost to a large extent depends on it at resale. 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 require 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 device for lubricant 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.