Last post on Jan 07, 2011 at 12:43 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#10 of 14 Re: Remove engine cover [kt6r]
Oct 23, 2010 (1:57 pm)
kt6r wrote - "obviously designed by TOYOTA to intimidate and discourage car owners from accessing the engine"
Yea that's funny! Toyota doesn't want you to take care of your car. On the contrare, in order to make engine access easier, the engine cover design of the newest generation of Corollas just pulls right up and off, no tools required. On the other hand, I'm sorry if I mislead you. The information I gave you was right off of a Toyota owners website. But really, was the attitude and sarcasm really necessary? I was only trying to help you.
#11 of 14 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [Grampy5]
Oct 23, 2010 (9:33 pm)
To Grampy 5: I removed the two plastic bolts on my 2005 Corolla (having a model 1ZZ-FE engine) by using needle nose pliers and rotating the bolt head counter clockwise. Please see my comments on this subject in separate posts. I invite anyone to intelligently explain why the manufacturer chose to use two types of fasteners on the one cover and the one type to require a special tool! Good luck with the removal.
#12 of 14 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [kt6r]
Oct 24, 2010 (5:17 am)
Oh, I thought you answered that in a previous post?
"to intimidate and discourage car owners from accessing the engine"
#13 of 14 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [terceltom]
Jan 07, 2011 (12:43 pm)
While removing the plastic "screws" holding the engine cover on my 2004 Corolla I broke one. I dug the plastic remnants out and discovered that a metric hex cap screw threads easily into the old hole; M6-1.0 x 16mm. A couple of bucks for three at your local parts store.