Toyota Yaris: How to start the engine
—Cranking hold function
Once you turn the ignition key to “START” position and release it, the cranking hold function continues to crank the engine in “ON” position until it starts.
The function stops cranking the engine after about 20 seconds maximum if the engine has not started yet. When you crank the engine again, wait a few seconds and restart it.
If you hold the key in “START” position, the function will keep cranking.
(a) Before cranking
1. Apply the parking brake firmly.
2. Turn off unnecessary lights and accessories.
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.
Put the selector 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:
Depress the brake pedal and hold it to the floor until driving off.
(b) Starting the engine
Before starting the engine, be sure to follow the instructions in “(a) Before cranking”.
Normal starting procedure
The multiport fuel injection system/sequential multiport fuel injection system in your engine automatically controls the proper air-fuel mixture for starting. You can start a cold or hot engine as follows: With your foot off the accelerator pedal, crank the engine by turning the key to “START”. Release it when the engine starts.
Engine should be warmed up by driving, not in idle. For warming up, drive with smoothly turning engine until engine coolant temperature is within normal range.
If the engine stalls...
Simply restart it, using the correct procedure given in normal starting.
If the engine will not start...
See “If your vehicle will not start”.
Do not race a cold engine.
If the engine becomes difficult to start or stalls frequently, have the engine checked immediately.
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