1998 Lexus SC400 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Lexus SC400

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1998 Lexus SC400 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System Failure

Occasionally, the Check Engine Light is illuminated due to failures in the evaporative emission (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell us that proper diagnoses is generally required to confirm the exact fault causing the warning light to come on.

Heating and AC Control May Fail Intermintently

There are reports of intermittent failures with the heating and air conditioning control. The digital display might fail or the control might fail to switch between heater functions.

Dashboard Gauges May Be Hard to See Due to LED Problems

There are reports of LED problems in the dashboard gauges. The lights burn out, making the gauges difficult to see at night, and require replacement.

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1998 Lexus SC400 Questions

how much for engine install (1 answer)

motor install

Replacing the starter (1 answer)

Looking for a schematic on how to replace the starter in my 98 lexus sc400. I can find the diagrams online of the actual part, but looking for how to get to the starter.

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1998 Lexus SC400 Reviews

I got hooked and have now collected three similar 1998 SC400s. Two are black with black leather. One has 102K and I have changed the timing belt/water pump and rebuilt the power steering pump myself. Number two has 120k and is a 'rescue' from some careless people. I just found this You Tube ad in the last few minutes. Appears to have been uploaded by a dealer about 6 months before I finally ...
My1998 sc is the best car is the best car I have ever owned. I can drive it for 12 hours and not even feel tired. It is way better than my wife's BMW. My Lexus after 11years is still smooth and fast. On average, three people comment to me how they always wanted an sc. Too bad the American car manufacturers never got the idea.
2nd owner / owned for 2yrs/165000miles/ no repairs so far/ only oil change

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