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 ProblemsHesitation or Misfire Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor
When a mass air flow sensor problem occurs, resulting in a loss of power or hesitation on acceleration, the Check Engine Light will illuminate, perhaps indicating random cylinder misfire. The mass air flow sensor may respond to cleaning, but replacement of the sensor is best.
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.
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.
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.