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Toyota Sienna Service Manual: How to use this manual

Toyota Sienna Service Manual / Introduction / How to use this manual



(a) This manual is written in accordance with SAE J2008.

(b) Repair operations can be separated mainly in the following 3 processes:

    (1) Diagnosis        

    (2) Removing / Installing, Replacing, Disassembling / Reassembling, Checking and Adjusting            

    (3) Final Inspection

(c) The following procedures are omitted from this manual. However, these procedures must be performed.

    (1) Use a jack or lift to perform operations        

    (2) Clean all removed parts        

    (3) Perform a visual check


(a) An alphabetical INDEX section is provided at the end of the manual as a reference to help you find the item to be repaired.


(a) Use of Special Service Tools (SST) and Special Service Materials (SSM) may be required, depending on the repair procedure. Be sure to use SST and SSM when they are required and follow the working procedure properly. A list of SST and SSM is in the "Preparation" section of this manual.


(a) A component illustration is placed under the title where necessary. (b) Non-reusable parts, grease application areas, precoated parts and torque specifications are noted in the component illustrations. The following illustration is an example.


(c) Torque specifications, grease application areas and non-reusable parts are emphasized in th procedures.

HINT There are cases where such information can onl be explained by using an illustration. In these cases torque, oil and other information are described in th illustration

(d) Only items with key points are described in the text What to do and other details are explained usin illustrations next to the text. Both the text an illustrations are accompanied by standard value and notices.

(e) Illustrations of similar vehicle models are sometimes used. In these cases, minor details may be different from the actual vehicle.

(f) Procedures are presented in a step-by-step format.


(a) SPECIFICATIONS are presented in boldface text throughout the manual. The specifications are also found in the "Service Specifications" section for reference.



(a) The units used in this manual comply with the International System of Units (SI UNIT) standard.

Units from the metric system and the English systems are also provided.


Torque: 30 N*m (310 kgf*cm, 22 ft.*lbf)


Identification information
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION AND SERIAL NUMBERS 1. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (a) The vehicle identification number is stamped on the vehicle identification number plate and the certification label, ...

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Front wheel alignment
Adjustment NOTICE: For vehicles equipped with VSC, if wheel alignment has been adjusted, and if suspension or underbody components have been removed/installed or replaced, be sure to perform the following initialization procedure in order for the system to function normally: 1. Disconnect the ...

Idle state
Concept If the vehicle is in idle state, it is switched off. All power consumers are deactivated. General information The vehicle is in idle state prior to opening from the outside and after exiting and locking. Safety information Warning An unsecured vehicle can begin to move and possibly roll awa ...

Assist grips
Type A An assist grip installed on the ceiling can be used to support your body while sitting on the seat. Type B An assist grip installed on the pillar can be used when getting in or out of the vehicle and others. WARNING Type A: Do not use the assist grip when g ...

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