Toyota Camry: Do-it-yourself maintenance
If you perform maintenance by yourself, be sure to follow the
correct procedure as given in these sections.
The engine compartment contains many mechanisms and fluids that may
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.
2. Pull up the auxiliary catch lever
and lift the hood.
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.
When the windshield wipers are not being used, they retract to below
the hood. To enable the windshield wipers to be lifted when parking in
cold conditions or when replacing a windshield wiper insert, change
the rest position of the windshield wipers to the service position using
the wiper lever
The slip indicator light will flash
while the TRAC/VSC systems are
Disabling the TRAC system
If the vehicle gets stuck in mud, dirt or snow, the TRAC system may
reduce power from the engine to the wheels. Pressing
the system off may make it easier for you to rock the vehi