1997 Toyota T100 Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Toyota T100
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1997 Toyota T100 ProblemsEngine Won't Crank Due To Starter
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
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.
1997 Toyota T100 Questions4WD transfer case not engaging the front differential. (1 answer)
I have been told there are 4 switches related to this issue (3 on transfer case and one on front differential), as well as a vacuum line. Should I replace all? Where can I get these parts? I need the OEM part numbers. Can I get those from Toyota?
1997 Toyota T100 RecallsToyota Recalls 1990-1998 Trucks Due to Cracked Steering Relay Rod
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.