1997 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Celica

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1997 Toyota Celica Problems

Engine Won't Crank Due To Starter

If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

ABS Warning Light Due to Failed Wheel Speed Sensor

At higher mileages, an anti-lock brake system wheel speed sensor may wear out and illuminate the ABS warning light. It is recommended to replace the sensor with a factory part and be sure to clean all rust and debris from the mounting area because the mounting distance is critical. Failure to do so may result in the new sensor setting false trouble codes. Be sure to check the condition and runout of the front wheel bearings on the 2WD and 4WD vehicles and the CV joints on the 4WD vehicles since worn wheel bearings and/or CV joints can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.


Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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 also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

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1997 Toyota Celica Questions

I have problems with late valve timing what's mean. . (1 answer)

The engine good start but after few minutes the engine shut off. ..The spark plugs look black, when accelerate don't have power the engine.

I have problems with unstable idle the engine shut off (1 answer)

I changed the engine because was burned to much oil it has more the 2 hundred thousand miles, after that have problems with rough idle unstable after few minutes the engine shut off. ..

I have problems with rough idle unstable after 5 - 10 minutes the engine shut of (1 answer)

My car was running good, but was burned to much oil it is has more the two hundred thousand miles. ...I change the engine after that I got problems unstable idle after few minutes the engine shut off I put scanner don't have engine code.

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