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Высокие технологии Steering and suspension check
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Peel back the wheel cylinder rubber boots and check for leaks

Every 16 000 km or 12 months

VVT-i models -

Every 15 000 km or 12 months

Non-VVT-i models -

And mountings check

Exhaust system

With the engine cold (at least an hour after

1•14 Maintenance procedures

the car has been driven), check the complete exhaust system from the engine to the end of the tailpipe. The exhaust system is most easily checked with the car raised on a hoist, or suitably-supported on axle stands, so that the exhaust components are readily visible and accessible.

2 Check the exhaust pipes and connections for evidence of leaks, severe corrosion and damage. Make sure that all brackets and mountings are in good condition, and that all relevant nuts and bolts are tight (see illustration).Leakage at any of the joints orin other parts of the system will usually show up as a black sooty stain in the vicinity of the leak.

3 Rattles and other noises can often be traced to the exhaust system, especially the brackets and mountings. Try to move the pipes and silencers. If the components are able to come into contact with the body or suspension parts, secure the system with new mountings. Otherwise separate the joints (if possible) and twist the pipes as necessary to provide additional clearance.