1997 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Celica

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1997 Toyota Celica Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Restricted EGR System

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.

Hesitation or No Start Due to Internal Distributor Fault

The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

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.

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1997 Toyota Celica Questions

I have problems with late valve timing what's mean. . (1 answer)

The engine good start but after few minutes the engine shut off. ..The spark plugs look black, when accelerate don't have power the engine.

I have problems with unstable idle the engine shut off (1 answer)

I changed the engine because was burned to much oil it has more the 2 hundred thousand miles, after that have problems with rough idle unstable after few minutes the engine shut off. ..

I have problems with rough idle unstable after 5 - 10 minutes the engine shut of (1 answer)

My car was running good, but was burned to much oil it is has more the two hundred thousand miles. ...I change the engine after that I got problems unstable idle after few minutes the engine shut off I put scanner don't have engine code.

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