1997 Chevrolet Camaro Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chevrolet Camaro
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro ProblemsCar Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key
Problems with the anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
The hood and rear hatch supports may fail causing the hood or hatch fall back down after being raised to the open position. Replacement of failed supports is recommended.
1997 Chevrolet Camaro QuestionsWhat are the replacement parts for the smog pump recall (1 answer)
Called dealer to find replacement for smog pump. The recall was already done but failed, trying to find replacement for smog pump.
We have replaced the rods and mains, oil pump, fuel pump and oil sending unit. Car idles at 20 and then drops to 0 when driven. There is no rattle or knocking in the engine. The engine sounds good.
garage. Replaced charcoal canister. On hot days after driving 30-40 minutes and the gas tank is 1/4 or less, a tonal sound comes from the gas tank while the car is running and also when it is not until gas cap is removed. Gas cap shoots into my hand along with hot gas vapor from the tank.