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1998 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Lexus ES300

1998 Lexus ES300 Problems

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

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1998 Lexus ES300 Questions

I changed the battery, the alarm went off, i used the key in the door as described in a website to disarm the alarm. The car will run, but i have no radio, electric locks,or windows. The car will not go into gear either. Did i blow a fuse someplace when i put the battery in. I did get a spark w...

How much should I pay to change power steering fluid pump?

I see some puddle of oil under the car.

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1998 Lexus ES300 Recalls

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

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1998 Lexus ES300 Reviews

1998 Lexus ES300 I bought the ES300 new in 1998 with 22 miles on it when it left the showroom. It now has 479,800 miles on it. The transmission was replaced at 370,000 miles with a used one. The car has been excellent, even after a head-on collision about 6 years ago. It always starts and runs smooth. Just did a long weekend from Baltimore to Myrtle Beach, and never worry about whether it will...

I purchased my 1998 Lexus ES 300 about three months ago, with about 223,000 miles. Now it has 230k. I have replaced the valve cover gaskets, which were leaking oil, had the struts replaced, which were original and worn out, andhave fixed a coolant leak that was difficult to reach; recently the air conditioner gave out, due to what seems to be a leak, and I will be having it repaired. Although ...

I love my 1998 Lexus, if I ever have to replace it, I would go for a newer model but stay with Lexus

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