Normal maintenance schedule

Engine control system
Engine control system

Chassis and body
Chassis and body

Chassis and body
Chassis and body

Chart symbols:

I - Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace.

R - Replace or change.

L - Lubricate.

(1) Refer to the lubricant and coolant specifications in the Owner’s Manual.

(2) More frequent maintenance is required if driving under dusty conditions.

(3) Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary. A qualified technician should perform the operation.

(4) More frequent maintenance is required if the vehicle is operated under any of the following conditions: a. Short-distance driving.

b. Driving on dusty roads.

c. Extensive idling or slow-speed driving in stop-and-go traffic.

(5) If necessary, rotate and balance the wheels.

* Note: Check the engine oil and coolant levels every week.

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