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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 1997 Toyota Camry. We recommend changing the battery in Toyotas every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Camry that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Camry involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Camrys, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Toyota and they will give you the code for free. In many Toyotas, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!1997 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L V6
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1997 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