Last post on Jan 07, 2011 at 1:43 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#11 of 13 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [Grampy5]
Oct 23, 2010 (10:33 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 13 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [kt6r]
Oct 24, 2010 (6:17 am)
Oh, I thought you answered that in a previous post?
"to intimidate and discourage car owners from accessing the engine"
#13 of 13 Re: Removal of Plastic engine cover [terceltom]
Jan 07, 2011 (1:43 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.