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
$312 to $440
1997 Toyota Celica
$388 to $951
1997 Toyota Celica
$71 to $111
1997 Toyota Celica
$340 to $673
1997 Toyota Celica
$933 to $1,392

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The automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

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 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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loosing water from radiator & can't find any leaks, no oil in it or smoke out the exhaust, no water or milky in oil

My AC fan started making a huge racket today! The lower two settings aren't really noisy, but they aren't very effective either. The two highest settings sound like the engine is about to fall out of the car! But it is actually coming from inside the passenger compartment it sounds like, ...


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