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1997 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Toyota Tacoma

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Toyota Tacoma is between $358 and $438 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Toyota Tacoma
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$398
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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 v...
If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the compl...
Some engines have had the problem of the crankshaft pulley bolt coming loose. This will make a rattling noise as the engine idles. Our technicians tell us that the pulley bolt should have a thread...
Overall (4 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
January 16, 2013
1997 Toyota Tacoma
I bought a new Tacoma STD cab 5 speed from the dealer in 1997, I now have 646k on this truck, never touched the engine, did put a bearing kit in the transmission at 489k. I always can depend on thi...
March 26, 2011
1997 Toyota Tacoma
Bought new one in 1997 V-6 Automatic 4WD. Owned it for 12 years Replaced tires, front brakes, and battery. Did recommended maintenance. 2 years ago Toyota made me an offer I couldn't refuse on rus...
February 18, 2009
1997 Toyota Tacoma
I have a 1997 Tacoma with over 260,000 miles and is still running strong. The engine (3.4L) is big enough to handle a fully loaded 12' trailer or small boat and on the highway, I', getting about 22...