1998 Toyota Avalon Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota Avalon
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1998 Toyota Avalon ProblemsReplace EVAP Canister to Correct EVAP System Problems
The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
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.
As the size of the Camry vehicle gets ever larger, there is a tendency to warp the front rotors. This will be felt as a shudder in the steering wheel when braking. The front rotors can be remachined, if there is sufficient material left, other wise the front rotors will need to be replaced. It is recommended to use factory quality rotors because cheap quality rotors warp very easily and tend to squeak and squeal.
1998 Toyota Avalon Questionsthe gasket around the moonroof tore. It is ok, so long as I do not open the moonroof. What would it cost to replace that part? (1 answer)
Their is a turn signal sound coming from behind the ignition and lights blinking in the front
no codes showing the longer I drive the tighter they grab
1998 Toyota Avalon RecallsRecall 98E035000
Various electrical components such as the ventilation system controls, the dash warning lights may fail to operate properly, and the vehicle could run poorly and stall due to an electrical issue with the wiring to an add on alarm system. Dealers will inspect the date code on the security system wiring harness and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.