1998 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota 4Runner
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1998 Toyota 4Runner ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.
Vehicles equipped with rear passenger heating may have issues with the engine coolant lines that supply warm coolant to the rear heater.
These lines frequently leak, causing engine overheating and coolant dripping on or around the passenger side rear wheel.
To correct the leak, the hoses must be replaced.
To prevent the leak, the coolant should be flushed and replaced every 24-36 months.
1998 Toyota 4Runner QuestionsWhat should it cost for a shop to replace an engine? (1 answer)
I will supply new wring harnesses.
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?
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..
1998 Toyota 4Runner RecallsToyota 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.