On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
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1997 Toyota Avalon Problems
The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.
Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.
Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is al...
1997 Toyota Avalon Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF ALASKA, COLORADO, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MICHIGAN,MINNESOTA, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, NOTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WYOMING. A CONDITION CAN OCCUR WHERE ACCUMULATED MOISTURE CAN TEMPORARILY FREEZE IN THE BRAKE VACUUM HOSE IF THE VEHICLE IS USED IN EXTREMELY COLD CLIMATES FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.Learn more »
1997 Toyota Avalon Questions and Answers
location of the outside temp sensor
My 1997 Avalon pulls when it shifts ,if i am accelatering it pulls to the right and when it shifts into fourth it pulls to the left.
I have been given an estimate of appx. $2,500 to replace both front and rear struts/shocks,replace left front wheel bearing and some work on rack & pinion. My car has 180,000 miles. Does this ...
On April 6,2009 your suscriber "SPANKY of Lake Mary, FL" said he/she uses AMSOIL for trnsmission and Engine. Where can I find this oil ? Does it have a brand name ?
1997 Toyota Avalon Reviews
I own a 1997 Toyota Avaloo..and was wondering if anyone else ever had a problem with the "traction OFF" button coming on. It comes on in wet weather and I have to disconnect the battery in oreder to get ot to shut off. The car does not seem to hold the road well while it is on. Anyone have any ideas of what could be wrong??
Bought this car new Dec. 1996. Original tires wore out in less than 20,000 miles. Replaced with Michelin and have been happy. Just replaced the first part (sway bar link), and the rear struts are starting to leak. The only other problem is the aluminum wheels, the air leaks from the rims. The battery is still good after almost 13 years.
I have own this car since it was new. No one else has driven this car (295,000 miles) but me. The suspension for the 97 Toyota was beyond bad. Had to be replaced with stiffer struts. Starter went out at 200,000 miles but this was an easy fix. $150 for new starter. I will never own any car except an Avalon and never any bike except a Harley.