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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY
Some vehicle parts, such as lithium batteries, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: “Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/”.
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Changing engine oil filter
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface and apply the parking brake. 2. Turn the engine off. 3. Place a large drain pan under the oil filter A . 4. Loosen the oil filter A with an oil filter wrench by turning it counterclockwise. Then remove the oil filter by turning it by hand. VQ35DE CA ...
IPDM-E branch line circuit
Diagnosis Procedure INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1.CHECK CONNECTOR 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal. 3. Check the terminals and connectors of the IPDM E/R for damage, bend and loose connection (unit side and connector side). Is the i ...
Power supply and ground circuit
Diagnosis Procedure 1. CHECK FUSES AND FUSIBLE LINK Check that the following IPDM E/R fuses or fusible link are not blown. Is the fuse blown? YES >> Replace the blown fuse or fusible link after repairing the affected circuit. NO >> GO TO 2 2. CHECK POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT 1. Tu ...