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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    Inner Light Bulb Sizes Cause I Want To Chnage To Led

    Hello, I have a few question I like to ask I want to change the inside of my car light to blue LED. I want to know what size are the lights from the heat light to gear shift, glove compartment door...

    9 views with no answers yet

    97 Forerunner Doesn't Start When Hot

    My 97 forerunner 3.4 v6 180,000 4 wheel drive starts cold but doesn't start after driven about 30 mins. engine will turn over but won't start. after about 10 yo 15 minutes it will start to pop a littl...

    2,832 views with 8 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    My 4runner Won't Start

    i was putting my windows after i got done cleaning the inside and i forgot to turn the key off and not it will not start and it doesn't crank over. but when i open the door a theft alarm type noise go...

    38 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

    Not Starting

    if I change the start and batter on my truck and its still doesn't want to start wat is my problem??

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

    97' Toyota 4runner, Fuses

    Boyfriend takes out a fuse,so I can't drive MY TRUCK, WHAT fuse is it?

    21 views with 1 answer (last answer 9 months ago)