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 ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.
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.
1998 Toyota Avalon QuestionsI turn my key all the way,every thing lights up but nothing happens. (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
The SRS light came on and I took the car to the mechanic and he did a computer diagnostic and told me that I have to buy the FRONT RIGHT SQUIB. But I have been looking for it in the web and could not find anything like it. I know it's the seat belt, but is that it?
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.