1997 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Avalon
- Check engine light came on. What are some possible reasons for this?
- Car has a slight miss only in gear at a stand still. If you Rev Eng seems ok.
- When I press the gas car makes noise like wind blowing /low whining
- Why wont my key unlock the engine from starting my car?
- Why is the key lock locking the starter from starting the car?
1997 Toyota Avalon Problems
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
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.
1997 Toyota Avalon Questions
Sound a lil like turbo but I dont have 1
This started a month ago. It would start at first but the more it locked up the less it would start turning the car on. Now the car will not start at all. The key will not unlock past the accessories.
97 Toyota Avalon (V6) with 162,000 miles. However, the engine was rebuilt (due to a recall) by Toyota back at 89K. The Check engine light first came on last week. I tried to do a reset and it worked for about a day and then the light came back on. I realize I will need to have it looked at but I ...
1997 Toyota Avalon Recalls
1997 Toyota Avalon Reviews
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.
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 got this car second hand. The original owner worked for a local Toyota dealer and his wife drove it for 13 years. In that time they had the rack and pinon replaced and had the engine rebuilt due to a recall for engine sludge for this model. When they got into the engine they discovered this car didn't have the same problem and was in great shape. I have all the original service papers/receipt...