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(1) Do not operate the starter motor continuously for anything longer than 10 seconds; doing so could run down the battery. If the engine does not start, turn the ignition switch back to “LOCK”, wait a few seconds, and then try again. Trying repeatedly with the starter motor still turning will damage the starter mechanism.
(2) If the engine cannot be started because the battery is weak or dead, refer to the “Emergency starting” section for instructions on starting the engine.
(3) The engine is well warmed up if the coolant temperature gauge needle starts to move (the engine speed decreases). Extended warming-up operation will result in excessive fuel consumption.

WARNING

Never run the engine in a closed or poorly ventilated area any longer than is needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. Carbon monoxide gases are odourless and can be fatal.

CAUTION

(1) Never attempt to start the engine by pushing or pulling the vehicle. Especially in the automatic transmission since the structure is different from a manual transmission, it is not possible to start the engine by using this technique. Never attempt this or it could damage the automatic transmission.
(2) Do not run the engine at high rpm or drive the vehicle at high speed until the engine has a chance to warm up.
(3) Release the ignition key as soon as the engine starts to avoid damaging the starter motor.
(4) If your vehicle is equipped with a turbocharger, do not stop the engine immediately after operating the vehicle at high speeds. Allow the engine to idle for approximately 60 seconds or more to give the turbocharger a chance to cool down.

NOTE

After replacing the battery, the electronic control system data for the engine, automatic transmission, etc., will be erased. As a result, the engine speed may become unstable and shift shocks may occur.

If the engine speed becomes unstable, initial engine adjustments will need to be performed.

Refer to the section ”What to do if the engine speed becomes unstable after the battery is replaced” on page 8–22.

Shift shocks will become smoother after several changes in speed.

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