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1997 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 04, 2018


It might be wheel bearings. Also check all your tire pressures. You can also rotate the tires to see if that works.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018


Abs system must be scanned for trouble codes.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 24, 2017


Be sure you have the crankshaft mark and cam mark are still in position. They do NOT move, EVER. If the were to move, it would throw the cam timing off, and THAT's not supposed to EVER happen. Running it with cam timing off will not work. It won't run. As you can well see. IF it's moving, there's something else wrong, like most likely the tensioner is malfunctioning and not keeping the belt tight.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 13, 2017


you are missing a number or letter from the code
when you post again include make , model, year and type of equipment

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 06, 2017


It has a low oil sensor that will disable the ignition if more than a quart low . It could be a bad ignition switch, I just had to replace one on a Ford bronco that was doing the same thing. Also it is probably time for a fuel pump ( fuel starvation)

1997 Toyota... | Answered on May 29, 2017


most likely it was a blocked fuel filter.
get it plugged into a diagnostic to give you a code.
or once is cleared by the computer it might not come back at all

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 29, 2017


old timing belt stretched

you only hand turn twice

get number one cyl up on compression stroke both vales closed piston to top of stroke

put the cam with the tooth out to align marks

try again

unless you are 180 deg out should be right




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1997 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 13, 2017


if all you heard is a click when turning your key and after a few try's it will crank then the starter contacts are worn out, you can replace them easy or just get a new not rebuild starter. one more thing put a volt meter on your battery and crank your engine if voltage drops below 10.5 v battery may be at fault or starter is drawing to much current.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Mar 23, 2017


To understand you
the car runs but when you engage drive it doesn't move
however if you move the selector from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive it does move
is that correct
logically if that is the case the auto transmission is working but the drive to the rear wheels is not functioning
That would point to a problem in the , diff connection ( broken rear axle )
by engaging 4 wheel drive you are moving by the front diff only

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 01, 2016


Recheck the wires at the starter you might have left one off or you could have shorted out the main circuit breaker.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 20, 2016


front seal --remove harmonic balancer/ front pulley
if it is a belt for the cam shafts set it on tdc no1 piston so that all the marks line up then remove the belt and the bottom pulley to get to the seal
if it is a chain the seal will be after the balancer
if it is a rear main seal, remove the transmission and flywheel
best advice is to get a workshop manual for the vehicle and follow the directions and photos closely

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 10, 2016

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