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1997 Toyota 4runner CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Toyota REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Toyota -> Manual Air Conditioning & Heater System Diagnosis & Testing -> Diagnosis & Testing -> 1996 Camry -> 1997 Camry -> A/C Amplifier -> A/C Blower Control Switch -> A/C Cool Box Amplifier -> A/C Switch -> Air Inlet Servomotor -> Air Mix Servomotor -> Air Outlet Servomotor -> Avalon -> Avalon, Camry, Celica, Land Cruiser & Previa -> Blower Resistor -> Camry -> Celica -> Compressor -> Cool Box Switch Inspection -> Corolla -> Corolla, Paseo, Tacoma, Tercel, T100, RAV4 & 4Runner -> Except Supra -> Expansion Valve -> Land Cruiser -> Mode Control Switch -> Paseo & Tercel -> Previa -> RAV4 -> Refrigerant System -> Relays -> Revolution Detecting Sensor Inspection -> Tacoma, T100 & 4Runner -> Thermistor
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

Refrigerant System

To diagnose system, connect manifold gauge set to high and low sides of system, then observe gauge readings with engine operating at 1500 RPM, blower speed on high and temperature control set at Max Cool. Refer to charts, Figs. through , for system diagnosis.

High side reading should be 200-228 psi, while low side reading should be 21-35 psi at ambient temperature of 86-95°F.

A/C Switch
Corolla, Paseo, Tacoma, Tercel, T100, RAV4 & 4Runner
  • Disconnect switch electrical connector, then remove switch. Using an ohmmeter, ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

Refer to "Hydraulic Brake Systems" ...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Toyota -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 1984-02 4Runner -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Models Less Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection -> Models w/Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner Limited 3.4 V6 GAS

Fuel System Pressure Relief

Models w/Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection
  • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft protection code prior to disconnecting the battery ground cable, if equipped.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Remove the fuel fill cap to release fuel tank pressure.
  • Place a shop towel over the union bolt at top of fuel filter. Slowly loosen the union bolt allowing fuel pressure to bleed down.
  • Whenever the union bolt is loosened to relieve fuel system pressure, always replace the bolt gasket.
Models Less Union Bolt Fuel Line Connection
  • Obtain the vehicle owners radio theft pro...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

DRIVESHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Place vehicle in neutral.
  • Release parking brake.
  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Place reference mark on driveline and differential flange. Paint is recommended for match marks. Never damage rear driveline shaft differential flange.
  • Remove bolt...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove battery, battery tray and/or igniter bracket, if required.
  • Remove air cleaner assembly, if required.
  • Disconnect electrical connectors from starter motor.
  • On mod...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Toyota -> Automatic Transmission Overdrive Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

The "OD Off" lamp will be illuminated when the ignition switch is in the On position and the Overdrive (OD) switch is in the Off position. When the OD switch is placed in the On position, the "OD Off" lamp should go out. If the lamp flashes when the switch is placed in the On position, a fault has been detected by the electronic control system. After diagnosis and repair are c...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

Inlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at heater core.
  • Remove hose from heater core.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water outlet.
  • Remove hose from water outlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure to install.

Outlet

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp a...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner Limited 3.4 V6 GAS

  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove power steering pump drive belt.
  • Remove engine under cover.
  • Loosen idle pulley lock nut.
  • Loosen drive belt tensi...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Connector Locations, A1 Through H6 Diagram for 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GASEngine Compartment Connector Locations, A1 Through H6 Diagram for 1997 Toyota 4runner SR5 3.4 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Generator
  • ABS Relay
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Front Wiper Motor
  • Engine Coolant Temp. Sensor
  • I/P Connector Locations, A12 Through D29 Diagram for 1997 Toyota 4runner  2.7 L4 GASI/P Connector Locations, A12 Through D29 Diagram for 1997 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Combination Switch
  • Ashtray Illumination
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Blower Switch
  • Blower Motor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1997 Toyota 4runner  2.7 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Cruise Control Actuator
  • Cruise Control Sw
  • Stop Light SW
  • Ignition SW
  • 1997 Toyota 4runner Limited 3.4 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1997 Toyota 4runner Limited 3.4 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Combination Switch
  • Dimmer Switch
  • Headlamp Relay
  • Stop Light Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: A340 TRANSMISSION SOLENOID IDENTIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Automatic Trans, Coolers, Torque Converter
  • Document: SEAT BELT TONGUE PLATE STOPPER REPLACEMENT - REVISED
    Vehicle: 1997 Toyota 4runner 2.7 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Seats, Belts, Interior Trim, Carpets, Air Bags
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1997 Toyota 4runner AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1997 Toyota 4runner cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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