1998 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance

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

1998 Toyota Corolla Problems

Brake master cylinder may need replacing at 125,000 miles

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and over heat.

Check Engine Light Due to EVAP System

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Reports of Daytime Running Light Problems

There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.

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1998 Toyota Corolla Questions

Fan comes on alot during driving but no overheat warnings. What should I do? (2 answers)

Fan comes on alot during driving but no overheat warnings. I start car for daily warmup 15-20 mins and then I'll here fan and while Waiting for lights or stop sign.

How do I remove the panel under the steering wheel? (1 answer)

I am trying to access the brake light switch and replace the cushion

brake light switch plastic cover broke, can I replace with rubber washer? (1 answer)

Need instruction about how to plug up the hole where the brake light switch goes through when the plastic stopper is broken. At another website it was said that a piece of rubber would do the trick.

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1998 Toyota Corolla Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

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1998 Toyota Corolla Reviews

Great car exellent milage. Car drove very nice, handled great. Never really had many problems with the car. I put 135k miles on it and still would be driving it if it only had a deer deflector sheild.
Hi, I'm Alberto, live and own a 98 Corolla in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. I bought this car back in 1996 from a previous owner, the car was in great conditions, now I keep it (after 4 years) in very good shape, I must say that I use this car every single day, even for a short ride, might stop 2-3 days when on my yearly vacations. This said, I assure this is a great car that works with ...
Love this car. Few repairs. Do regular maintenance. Would buy another Corolla no problem..

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