1998 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota 4Runner

1998 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

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.

EVAP System Fault Due to Failed Charcoal Canister

The evaporative emission (EVAP) system may illuminate the vehicle's Check Engine Light due to intermittent failure of the charcoal canister purge control solenoid valve or canister failure. Upon failure of the charcoal canister, debris may circulate around the EVAP system causing other emission control problems.

Toyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2002 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

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1998 Toyota 4Runner Questions

What should it cost for a shop to replace an engine? (1 answer)

I will supply new wring harnesses.

My car runs rough. I have a P0301(Cylinder 1 misfire) error code. I have changed the sparkplugs, switched the coil, and have used about a half a tank of gas that has Lucas fuel injector cleaner in it and still have a P0301 error. Fuel injector? (1 answer)

My question says it all... The check engine light blinks, sometimes stays on continuously, and sometimes does not display at all, seems that the problem is intermediate. Thoughts?

Head gasket related problems (3 answers)

I am having my head gasket replaced, along with machined head, timing chain guides, and all necessary gaskets replaced on my 4runner. What is a fair price to have to pay for a job like this? I feel as tho im being ripped off..

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1998 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Toyota Recalls 1996-1998 4Runners Due to Poor Steering Response with Heavy Load

Toyota has recalled 1996-1998 4Runner trucks because when they are loaded down fully, steering response and handling may be compromised, which can cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the rear suspension parts.

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1998 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

love the car no problems till now try to start just hear relay click nothing works on switch headlights and horn are good would be gratefull for any ideals
GREAT CAR 1998.
I bought my 3rd used 4runner in 2002 (a 1998) with 40,000 + - miles. It now has 178,000. However, the body has a LOT of rust. I hope they now make them more Vermont friendly or any place where road salt is a necessity in winter. The only other fault I've had is with the brakes. Overall, I have loved it and it has basically been trouble free. I would buy another if they were more affordable.

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