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
At higher mileages (125,000 -150,000) the power steering pump may begin to leak on the 6 cylinder vehicles and could require replacement.
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.
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.
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Questions
after i finish to change the head cylinder gasket
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...
The A/C runs great on short trips around town. Fan works fine. After about an hour in the car on the interstate at (70 mph) there is a strange smell and then the air temperature begins to warm. At first it is cool and finally is as hot as the heater. This first started last summer and took to...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser Reviews
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 ...
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 love the TLC and handles well in all weather especialy with my bf goodrich tires. It's a beast!