1997 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Camry
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1997 Toyota Camry ProblemsIgnition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail
The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
As the size of the Camry vehicle gets ever larger, there is a tendency to warp the front rotors. This will be felt as a shudder in the steering wheel when braking. The front rotors can be remachined, if there is sufficient material left, otherwise the front rotors will need to be replaced. It is recommended to use factory quality rotors because cheap quality rotors warp very easily and tend to squeak and squeal.
1997 Toyota Camry QuestionsWhere is the egr valve located (1 answer)
fuse good (all other windows work) , switch good(used one that works) , how to test window motor have two(neither works), is there a window regulator - could that be the problem
It was fine and just died. It starts, idles, and dies like it burns off the fumes in the intake. Don't stay running long enough to accelerate.
1997 Toyota Camry RecallsRecall 99V307000
Toyota is recalling 1997 Camrys due to a possible jamming of the lock pin of the key interlock solenoid, which makes it possible to remove the ignition key when the shift lever is not in the "Park" position. This may cause the driver to fail to move the shift lever into "Park," which can cause the parking brake not to activate. Dealers will replace the key interlock solenoid.