1998 Lexus ES300 Repair and Maintenance

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

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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this started two days ago.Any time the car runs on rough surface I hear this unusual noise from the front passenger side wheel as if something is loose.

I got into my car this morning, I put the key in and turned it to start the car but the engine didn't turn on but it made a clicking sound, the odometer and other needles went back and forth, and the dash symbols lit up but nothing else.

In addition to my first questions I did get two response but I forgot to detail that I
attempted to start my car when it was already running. The engine is so quite and not
much vibration that I thought I was listening to the radio off the battery while sitting in the
car. The light will co...

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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 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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