1997 Toyota T100 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota T100
- Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
- Throttle Position Sensor Out of Adjustment Due to Wear/Carbon Build-up
- Worn Shift Bushings Will Cause Manual Transmission to Pop Out of Gear
- Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor May Stop Working at Higher Mileages
- Failed Emissions Test Due to Blocked EGR System
1997 Toyota T100 Problems
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 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.
On vehicles with a manual transmission, worn shift bushings can cause the transmission to pop out of gear, especially when coasting down in 1st or 2nd gear. Replacing all the shift linkage bushings is pretty straight forward and not expensive and will commonly correct this concern.
1997 Toyota T100 Questions
In the morning when I first start my truck it idles high until it warms up
As it warms up the idle slowly go's down to a perfect 850rpm
Once I start driving and have come to a stop the idle shoots up to 1800 then I have to stomp or tap on the pedal to bring the rpm down from that point t...
can crank engine but will not run have check the spark plug for spark ok all fuses on engine and inside ok,it just happen and confused because used it and park at the same day, tried pushing it to start no help
what can you advice me to check next.
my oil pan gasket is leaking all over the place and causing a mess but I see a rod underneath the pan so I am not sure how to remove the pan for cleaning without causing damage and getting it back up so I can bolt it up securely. help please
1997 Toyota T100 Recalls
Toyota is recalling 1990-1995 4Runner, 1990-1995 pickup, and 1993-1998 Toyota T100 trucks because the steering relay rod may crack under stress. This may increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering relay rod.
1997 Toyota T100 Reviews
I purchased a 1997 T-100 in 2003, it had 100,000miles on it then ,now it has 165,ooo,on it ! I have installed a new clutch kit and gas tank also a new outer rear wheelbearing and I did all the repairs myself , so I know this truck pretty well ! However , now the truck turns over many,many times befor it finally starts if it does and I would like to know why ,and if any other T-100 owners have ...
After 13 years and 339,000 miles this truck is more like an old friend than a vehicle. It has been very reliable and still gets over 20mpg. It is one of the best values that I have ever bought.
Go this truck about four years ago and hasnt let me down yet. I know I havent had it as long as some others but its been driven between South Texas and South Carolina a few times and its about 1000 miles between the two.