1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) 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.

Wheel Bearings/CV Joints With Excessive Runout May Cause ABS Problems

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) may function erratically or illuminate the warning light due a damaged wheel speed sensor. A wheel bearing and/or CV joint with excessive runout can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.

Throttle Position Sensor Out of Adjustment Due to Wear/Carbon Build-up

The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause very high HC and NOx emissions. Conversely, the Throttle Position Sensors can wear out and not properly advance the timing which causes a lack of power and poor fuel economy.

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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Questions

What fluids should i really use,not what chiltons manual or parts store says? (2 answers)

I have never been able to find "SN" sae 5W30 oil for my 1997 4.5L landcruiser. I worry that perhaps there are additives in this "SN" oil that maybe lacking in the local parts store offers/carries. I can only find SJ, SL, etc. My question asks what oils/fluids should i really b...

mar car cannot start as soon as is cold (2 answers)

after i finish to change the head cylinder gasket

My brakes are real mushy when I press them; while driving they become hard. (2 answers)

I am having a problem when I press my brake pad. There are times when they are mushy (When I haven't driven for a hour or so) If I experience frequent stops, then they may become hard at the next stopping point and all I have to do is barely touch my brakes and they will stop the truck. I a...

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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Reviews

Having my 97 Land Cruiser for 12 years now, I have had few problems. We are at 250,000 miles and she still runs like a dream. Only issue I had was a replica of one mentioned in earlier posts, about the carpet becoming wet. After a little extra investigating, it seemed like it was due to the drains from the moonroof becoming clogged. Once those were cleaned out I have not had any more issues wit...
I have A gas 1997 ( and a 1992 RHD diesel ) the gaser has 350K Miles on her and running strong, needs a liter of oil every once in a while and the EGR fails, besides that she runs strong, all accesories and AC work 100% and GF loves this for around town!. The diesel, its a dream machine, like driving a Lexus 450, but with 30 Mpg Hwy ! ( I have been driveing Land cruisers for last 20 Years...
My 1997 Land Cruiser is now thirteen years old ... it's in its pubescent stage ... tough on brake pads (every 30K) and always a gas hog averaging just 13.4 mpg around town, but I think its the best SUV going and going and going and going ...

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