1998 Toyota Camry Repair and Maintenance

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

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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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When I press the brake pedal each time when starting my car, the warning light comes on. The third brake light works fine.

Egr checked out fine. Vsv checked out fine. There was no vacuum from the vsv to egr. Put 12 volts on vsv and it worked. Checked connections from the ecm to all vsv's and egr and only checked 5 volts. Should it be 12 volts opening these valves? Also checked vsv at high rpm's. Did not open ...

I'm taking a trip to Anaheim ca from Sacramento in November and i was thinking about driving my 98 Camry I've had this car for about 2 years now and have had zero issues it runs amazing the only thing is I do have a small oil leak can someone please tell me if they think my car would mak...

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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.


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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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