1997 Toyota 4Runner Overview


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1997 Toyota 4Runner Overview

After a complete redesign in 1996, the 1997 Toyota 4Runner remained primarily unchanged. A new 2WD Limited V6 model was available, and leather trim was now available on all SR5's in addition to being standard on the Limited.

The base engine remained the 2.4-liter I4, while the 3.4-liter V6 rated at 183 horsepower remained the optional power motor. It has higher ground clearance than its competitors (Jeep Cherokee, Chevy Blazer, etc.), yet has many of the car-like luxuries that 4Runner owners have come to expect, such as an available moon roof and intelligently designed instrument panel.

Reviewers have continued to knock the power and gas mileage of the vehicle, while they praise its reliability and roominess.


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    The Rear Window Wont Go Up

    was driving down the road and the window just went down. i pulled over messed with the switch it stuttered a few times but went back up.i took the switch and unplugged it then ten minutes later the...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)

    1997 Toyota Four Runner Won't Engage Park

    Four Runner will start in Neutral and engage both reverse and drive. However, it won't go into park. Since it won't go into park I can't turn the ignition switch all the way off after turning the ...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    1997 Toyota Sr5 4 Runner. Took Battery Out To Be Charge Put Back In Now Car...

    Had to take out battery to be charged put it back in and reconnected terminals horn blared so disconnected the horn . I have headlights but no dash lights and truck won't start...please help

    27 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    What Does It Mean When The Battery Light Comes On

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    Theres Water In My Oil 97 Toyota 4 Runner

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