1998 Lexus GS300 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Lexus GS300

1998 Lexus GS300 Problems

Check Engine LIght With Code P0135, P0141, P0155, or P0161

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an O2 sensor heater fault. Most commonly the affected O2 sensor will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an EVAP system fault. These faults are commonly EVAP canister or gas cap related. Our technicians recommend diagnosing the stored fault codes before replacing any components.

Software Update for TCM to Correct Harsh 2 -3 Shift

Harsh shifting of the automatic transmission between 2nd and 3rd gears may be noted. Our technicians tell us this can often be corrected by updating the software in the transmission control module (TCM).

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1998 Lexus GS300 Recalls

Recall 98V080000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO A MANUFACTURING DEFECT OF THE YAW RATE SENSOR FOR THE VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC), THE VSC CAN OPERATE IMPROPERLY IF THE SENSOR IS AFFECTED BY CERTAIN ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, SUCH AS FROM A CELLULAR PHONE.

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1998 Lexus GS300 Reviews

Hello. I love this car and so do many people that see me get out. It is completely custom and fully loaded. I got lucky. I brought the car with 199 thousand miles for 3000 dollars. I put 1000 dollars into it. It runs excellent. People think it is a 2004-2006 when it is freshly washed. I have a 1998 GS 400 body, but the engine has been changed to a 300 style. I just replaced the oil pump, ...
I purchased this car about 6 months ago. I love this car. I have a '92 sc400, as well. I am currently looking for a GS400.
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