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1997 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Toyota Avalon is between $350 and $427 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Toyota Avalon
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$388
Annual Repair Cost
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The 6 cylinder engines have a tendency to leak oil from the valve cover gaskets, especially the one near the firewall.
The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P044...
Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.  
Brand new battery in car and starter will eventually work but the positive terminal on battery ge...
My battery died and I'm trying to push it out of the spot its in to get a jump start but my gear ...
LIGHTS WORK CHECKED STARTER BUT WILL NOT START
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Overall (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 01, 2014
1997 Toyota Avalon
I got this car second hand. The original owner worked for a local Toyota dealer and his wife drove it for 13 years. In that time they had the rack and pinon replaced and had the engine rebuilt due ...
November 07, 2009
1997 Toyota Avalon
Bought this car new Dec. 1996. Original tires wore out in less than 20,000 miles. Replaced with Michelin and have been happy. Just replaced the first part (sway bar link), and the rear struts are s...
February 28, 2009
1997 Toyota Avalon
I have own this car since it was new. No one else has driven this car (295,000 miles) but me. The suspension for the 97 Toyota was beyond bad. Had to be replaced with stiffer struts. Starter went...