1998 Lexus GS300 Repair and Maintenance

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

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1998 Lexus GS300 Problems

Excess Engine Oil Consumption

Sludge can build up in the engine because Lexus did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.

Creaking Type Noise From Front Suspension

All wheel drive models may develop a creaking type noise from the front suspension when driving over uneven road surfaces. Our technicians tell us revised front sway bar bushings are available which may 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.

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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

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based on 4 customer 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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