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The oil level sensor was either damaged, or it has failed. In any case, the oiul level sensor needs to be replaced.
Common problem.

The graciousness of a FixYa rating for my assitance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 26, 2020

Does it have spark ? If it does can you spray some starting fluid into the throttle body and see if it starts ?

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jun 07, 2019

Guys, I have Toyota Revo 2001 manual diesel. Its getting overheat only during idling or heavy traffic. We overhauled the radiator, new radiator cap and hoses, new thermostat, the fan is ok. the pump is quiet (no noise). Still, its getting overheat. please help me guys! Thanks!

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

Have you opened up the shift sticks cover alot of times there a lil button on the inside which lock the shift stick in place you could press it with a screwdriver and it will release

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Sep 27, 2017

No. engine mounts, electrics, ecu, axels and a whole lot of other stuff would need to be changed and cut and welded.even after that you could have a host of other difficulties. not an easy task for even the experienced engineer.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jul 23, 2014

You might have a door not fully shut! Check all your doors to make shure they are closed properly! Or a bad sensor to one of the doors!

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 18, 2014

but first does the odometer work.

this KEY question saves lots of work
after all the VSS drives both. so...... yes, a key question.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 22, 2014

no one any web can answer that. (GOD like , huh?)
but the car , IIRC has a TCM operated transmission
why not get the TCM scan codes.
the FSM tells you how to do that.
is the transmission ground strap missing or gone or bad?
if yes, the TCM is now useless. fix the ground first
or add one.
the correct question is answered in the FSM.
A./T are complex and only using the FSM will you get correct answers

1997 can be a transistion year.
IN USA< why not state country, so we can stop the wrong answsers.....
the 1997 car many have the TCM integrated into the PCM
in fact the word PCM means just that.
and any USA scan tool on your USA car willl scan
and you will see things like P07xx , tranny codes
if the TCM is seperate (too lazy now to look at alldata.com)
the Old TCM on all cars (most) you place jumper wire and the silly thing blinks out DTC 2 digit fail codes.

once this far and no errors.
the FSM says.
do the stall test. yours fails. 100% (and my ground check)
then you do the pump pressure tests..
also some TCM you can put the TCM in to manual mode.
and shift car by hand, at the shifter.
that too is in the FSM. for most cars.
lots of on car tests.

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 15, 2014

ok, all cars
find car battery?
find + cable there, red PLUS on battery post? (base)
follow that wire to the starter. (biggest wire)
500amp rated wire. min.
easy peasy

1997 Toyota... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014

bearing on crank shaft mite be needing replacing

1997 Toyota... | Answered on May 03, 2013

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