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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    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...

    29 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 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?

    19 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)

    Can I Use Body Parts From A 1999 Toyota A Runner Work On A 1997

    It is a frame and axle issue. Can i use those perts from a 1999 or 2000?

    18 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

    Door Won't Open From Outside

    Hi there- I just brought my 97 4Runner to the dealership to get the brakes done. After leaving the lot and going into a nearby store, I returned to the car to find the driver's side door handle would...

    2,093 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)