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1997 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Toyota Corolla Problems

The engine mount on the passenger side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.

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

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 Corolla Questions

Hi my '97 Corolla only has 62k miles and I doubted the timing belt had ever been changed so I thought I would just to be sure. The car is a base model has the small 1.6 l engine, it has never been a quiet car. After changing the belt I noticed that the car seems louder, especially when warmin...

Engine light code PO141.I replaced O2 sensor (Bank 1 Sensor 2) by Denso O 2 OEM, checked wiring from sensor to harness (OK), . Engine light stays off until car reaches normal operating temp and continues to stay off while driving. But, after turning off the engine and restarting it, the light co...

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1997 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Toyota is recalling certain 1997 Corollas because a mechanical shock (like moving the seat or suddenly releasing the parking brake) to the air bag computer soon after the engine is started can cause the air bag to deploy inadvertently. This can cause injury to an occupant. Dealers will repair the air bag computer.

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1997 Toyota Corolla Reviews

I purchased my 1.8L Corolla CE new in 1997. Keep up regular maintenance and have spent a total of about $700 in repairs to minor systems and hoses. Mileage: 280,000. What a dream car this has been. I've only used Chevron Gasoline except for a couple of emergencies. Thank you Toyota and Chevron!!!!! Brakes can be a little noisy. Headlights cloud up/yellow with age. Emissions at this mileage ru...

I have approx 300,000 miles on my 2005 Corolla. I have used Mobile 1 and changed oil at 10,000 intervals with a filter change at 5,000 since the car has been new. Had the transmission flushed at 150,000, changed spark plugs every 100,000 and put new front and back brakes on car-used aftermarket parts for replacement. Changed belt at every 60,000, and all work has been done by me. The only probl...

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