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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser

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1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

At higher mileages (125,000 -150,000) the power steering pump may begin to leak on the 6 cylinder vehicles and could require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Over the time the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system may become plugged with debris, the oxygen sensor may also be getting slow or 'lazy' around this time. When servicing or cleaning  the EGR system, it is a good idea to replace the oxygen sensor because it works in tandem with the EGR system.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Maintenance -- Verified

Our technicians tell us that it is important to change the coolant with factory coolant and replace the thermostat every 60,000 miles. The will help protect the head gasket, otherwise the head gasket can deteriorate and be stressed to the point of failure.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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 al...

1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Questions and Answers

alex784x4, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Richmond, VA

My TLC has 308,000 mi. & im debating whether to fix it and spend the money on a new head gasket. Or just sell it or trade it in?
I do love the car but not trying to invest $$ into a car knowin...

alex784x4, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Richmond, VA

My TLC has 308,000 mi. & im debating whether to fix it and spend the money on a new head gasket. Or just sell it or trade it in?
I do love the car but not trying to invest $$ into a car knowin...

2MW, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Santa Fe, NM

How do I change the Spark Plug one my Toyota Landcruiser 1997........

bls, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, 4.5L 6 Cylinder, Chicago, IL

i need front and back brake pads and front rodors and i like only toyota parts. please give me an estamate.

nica, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser, Mcdonough, GA

Please assist me with instructions to change the themostat. I understand it is at the bottom.

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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 with damp carpet. Would recommend a Land Cruiser to everyone, love driving it!!!

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 and simply love these vehicles.) for comment, 92landcruiser@gmail

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 ...

I love the TLC and handles well in all weather especialy with my bf goodrich tires.
It's a beast!

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