1997 Toyota Supra Repair and Maintenance

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

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1997 Toyota Supra Problems

Overheating and Sweet Smell Under Hood

The 1993-2002 Toyota Supra and Toyota Supra Turbo radiator may crack near the radiator cap. When it cracks, the engine will begin to run warmer than normal, and eventually will overheat. Overheating will also be accompanied by a sweet smell around the front of the vehicle, most noticeable under the hood.

Replacement of the radiator is the only solution, as the crack occurs on plastic.

Overheating and Steam from Engine

The upper radiator hose on the 1993-2002 Toyota Supra is known to buckle, and contact the engine fan. When this occurs, the engine will immediately overheat, and hot coolant will pour on the engine causing steam from the engine bay.

The solution is to replace the radiator hose and coolant, and bleed the cooling system.

To prevent this from occurring, the radiator hoses should be changed every 60,000 miles.

Windows Rattling and Scraping

The windows on the MKIV Toyota Supra commonly lean in towards the cabin when they are rolled down, and a metal-on-glass rattle is heard with any vibration. As the problem advances, popping may be heard from the door as the window rolls up or down.

This issue is caused by a failing window regulator which no longer holds the window upright, and places undue strain on pads that prevent the window from contacting the metal door frame. After a short time, the pads inside the door wear out, allowing the window to rattle and become scratched.

To correct the rattling and popping noises, the window regulator and pads must be replaced.

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1997 Toyota Supra Questions

do you know where the re-charge fitting is for the a/c,large line ,lo-pressure (1 answer)

i find only 2 ports and both are a 10 mil flare fitting,male. there has to be a adapter to couple on to.or I'm just missing something?thanks

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1997 Toyota Supra Reviews

based on 2 customer reviews
Engine cranks but will not start;getting 12 volts with ignition switch in on position, drpos to 8 volts during cranking. I have replaced the battery
super car sooooo much power amanzing brakes super looks so natural to sit in just give it great matnence and you will be buried in this car

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