1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser ProblemsAutomatic 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.
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.
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.
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser QuestionsWhat 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...
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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...