1998 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota Camry

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

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.

One or more motor mounts may wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts, and the faulty mount(s) should be replaced.

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It feels like its not getting gas. Like it can't breath in a way

Last week my car wouldn't start in the morning. Hours later it cranked right up with no jump. Yesterday morning the car wouldn't start. Tried to jump it at lunch and nothing. Jumped again after work and it cranked right up. Drove it around last night to run errands with no problems. ...

I drive 45 miles to work. 88 out today. Car lost power 4 times. Pulled off-road , waited1-2 minutes and it would start and go for about 5-6 more miles and do it again. Does it need new spark plugs, coil packs, oxygen sensor? Can a shop test it and see? Seems like fuel or air problem? I replac...

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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.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STEERING WHEEL SET NUT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED CAUSING STEERING VIBRATION AND LOOSENESS.

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I bought this car with 193,000 miles. It runs great! Now, I have 240,000 miles on it mostly highway. I get around 28-32 MPG! Since I bought the car, I had put new shocks, timing belt, water pump, and the usual oil change and occassional wheel alignment. Just got 4 new tires, rides like new again! My goal is to drive this car till it hits +300K, that wouldn't be an issue I think!

I own a Toyota Camry 1998, bought used, had 90.000 miles, currently has 250,000 and runs great, the only thing I had to change are the shock absorbers have given maintenance services. I highly recommend this vehicle, I have the intention of purchasing another Camry, a car is very reliable and it retains its value.

I got this car from my dad with about 170k miles on it. I did the 180k mile service (equivalent of a 60k mile) and have replaced tires and other regular maintenance (including the timing belt, plugs, plug wires and water pump) since then. It has about 230k miles on it and it still runs like the day I got it. I have had zero issues that were not related to regular maintenance. My mechanic sa...

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