Camry 2008-2009

Inspection

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3.5L Engine



Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2007-2008

  1. Warm up the engine.
  2.  
  3. Using SST: 09843-18040, connect terminals 13 (TC) and 4 (CG) of the DLC3.
    WARNING
    Confirm the terminal numbers before connecting them. Connecting the wrong terminals can damage the engine.


    NOTE
    Turn off all electrical systems before connecting the terminals.


    NOTE
    Perform this inspection after the cooling fan motor is turned off.

  4.  
  5. Remove the v-bank cover.
  6.  
  7. Pull out the red lead wire harness.
  8.  
  9. Connect the tester terminal of the timing light to the red lead wire.
    NOTE
    Use a timing light which can detect the first signal.

  10.  
  11. Check the ignition timing at idle. Standard ignition timing: 8 to 12° BTDC at idle.
    NOTE
    When checking the ignition timing, the transmission should be in the neutral position.


    NOTE
    Run the engine at 1000 to 1300 rpm for 5 seconds, and then check that the engine rpm returns to idle speed.

  12.  
  13. Disconnect terminals 13 (TC) and 4 (CG) of the DLC3.
  14.  
  15. Check the ignition timing at idle. Standard ignition timing: 7 to 24° BTDC at idle.
  16.  
  17. Confirm that the ignition timing advances immediately when the engine rpm is increased.
  18.  
  19. Remove the timing light from the engine.
  20.  

Specific to:

Toyota Camry 2009-2010

  1. Warm up the engine.
  2.  
  3. Using SST: 09843-18040, connect terminals 13 (TC) and 4 (CG) of the DLC3.
    WARNING
    Confirm the terminal numbers before connecting them. Connecting the wrong terminals can damage the engine.


    NOTE
    Turn off all electrical systems before connecting the terminals.


    NOTE
    Perform this inspection after the cooling fan motor is turned off.

  4.  
  5. Remove the v-bank cover.
  6.  
  7. Pull out the red lead wire harness.
  8.  
  9. Connect the tester terminal of the timing light to the red lead wire.
    NOTE
    Use a timing light which can detect the first signal.

  10.  
  11. Check the ignition timing at idle. Standard ignition timing: 8 to 12°BTDC at idle.
    NOTE
    When checking the ignition timing, the transmission should be in the neutral position.


    NOTE
    Run the engine at 1000 to 1300 rpm for 5 seconds, and then check that the engine rpm returns to idle speed.

  12.  
  13. Disconnect terminals 13 (TC) and 4 (CG) of the DLC3.
  14.  
  15. Check the ignition timing at idle. Standard ignition timing: 7 to 24°BTDC at idle.
  16.  
  17. Confirm that the ignition timing advances immediately when the engine rpm is increased.
  18.  
  19. Remove the timing light from the engine.
  20.  

 
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