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 ProblemsValve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil
The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.
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, otherwise 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.
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.
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.