1998 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota Camry
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1998 Toyota Camry ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor
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 EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
1998 Toyota Camry QuestionsReplacing ignition switch. (1 answer)
Heys guys, having trouble with this second hand ignition switch barrel with key,what i purchased at a wreckers,took old one out and secondhand one in but it turns but wont start.
After a hot soak, the engine will start but almost stall out shortly after.
Tire blew out on right front passenger side, shredded the wiring harness. Completely replaced damaged wiring harness and after replacing, the gauges, ac, shifter, doesn't work and the alternator will not keep car running. Any suggestions. Replaced wiring harness twice.
1998 Toyota Camry RecallsToyota Recalls 2001 Camrys for Deformed Accelerator Cable Housing
Toyota is recalling certain 2001 Camry models equipped with cruise control and V6 engines because the accelerator cable housing could be deformed at the cruise control actuator-to-throttle body connection. This may cause the accelerator inner-cable to wear and eventually break, allowing the throttle to return to idle or remain in its most recent position, regardless of pedal operation, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the accelerator cable.