1997 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Toyota Tacoma ProblemsToyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue
Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.
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 Tacoma QuestionsMy truck has only 104000 miles and now the frame is rusted What can I do (1 answer)
Toyota says it was a campaign not recall
no power at ac or blower switch,when you turn starter switch on.
Changed slave and master cylinder, held for a couple weeks and went back to floor, any idea on what this could indicate as a problem?