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 (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.
1997 Toyota Tacoma QuestionsClutch pedal went to floor (1 answer)
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?
Was starting fine replaced battery and started fine twice and then wouldn't start and a high pitched whining sound is coming from the starter
I have replaced the fuel pump, EFI relay, and the coolant temperature sensor. I have also checked every fuse in the truck.