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Checking the brake fluid in your 1997 Toyota Camry is easy and should be done once a month. On some Toyotas, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 1997 Camry. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Camry - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Camry, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can quickly rust out the brake lines in your Camry.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6