1997 Toyota Paseo Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Paseo
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1997 Toyota Paseo ProblemsReplace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System Problems
The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.
1997 Toyota Paseo Questionscar shuts off after the jumpers are removed (1 answer)
Either the battery is bad or the alternator needs replaced.
Leaks all the time. I add a quart around every 100 miles or less.