Toyota 4RUNNER 1997 Owner Manual

Part 3, STARTING AND DRIVING

Part 3, STARTING AND DRIVING

Part 3
How to start the engine—
(a) Before cranking
Before starting the engine
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STARTING AND
DRIVING
D
Before starting the engine
D
How to start the engine
D
Tips for driving in various
conditions
D
Off-road driving precautions
D
Winter driving tips
D
Trailer towing
D
How to save fuel and make your
vehicle last longer, too
1. Check the area around the vehicle be-
fore entering it.
2. Adjust seat position, seatback angle,
seat cushion angle, head restraint
height and steering wheel angle.
3. Adjust inside and outside rear view
mirrors.
4. Lock all doors.
5. Fasten seat belts.
1. Apply the parking brake firmly.
2. Turn off unnecessary lights and acces-
sories.
3. Manual transmission: Press the
clutch pedal to the floor and shift the
transmission into neutral. Hold the
clutch pedal to the floor until the engine
is started. A starter safety device will
prevent the starter from operating if
the clutch pedal is not fully depressed.
Automatic transmission: Put the se-
lector lever in “P”.  If you need to restart
the engine while the vehicle is moving,
put the selector lever in “N”. A starter
safety device will prevent the starter
from operating if the selector lever is in
any drive position.
4. Automatic transmission only: De-
press the brake pedal and hold it to the
floor until driving off.