1997 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Toyota Corolla
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1997 Toyota Corolla ProblemsABS Light Due to Wheel Bearings and/or CV Joints With Excessive Runout
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) may function erratically or illuminate the warning light due a damaged wheel speed sensor. A wheel bearing and/or CV joint with excessive runout can cause the ABS trigger rings to rub against the ABS sensors and damage them.
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
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.
1997 Toyota Corolla Questionsengine vibration when ambient temperatures are below 45F (4 answers)
Even after the engine warms up, there is excessive vibration when it is cold out, is this caused by a sensor resistance that is sensitive to ambient temperature?
My car won't start. I turn the key but I just hear a click. Battery is good. What do I do?
1997 Toyota Corolla RecallsSeat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire
For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,
Toyota is recalling certain 1997 Corollas because a mechanical shock (like moving the seat or suddenly releasing the parking brake) to the air bag computer soon after the engine is started can cause the air bag to deploy inadvertently. This can cause injury to an occupant. Dealers will repair the air bag computer.