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1998 Toyota RAV4

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering th...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded
solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced
without purchasing a new starter.

Engine -- dvd_lny and 6 others

my rav 4 will start but only runs for about 20-30 sec then dies but then try to start it again and it starts for about 20-30 sec and dies again???

Drive Train -- Verified

A code P0773 may occur at higher mileages which indicates that the 3-way lock-up solenoid could be defective and may need replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Exhaust gas recirculation valve control solenoid may fail intermittently, illuminating the Check Engine Light.

1998 Toyota RAV4 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, September 25, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY ELECTRIC VEHICLES. THE FRONT DISC BRAKE ROTOR, WHEN EQUIPPED WITH STEEL WHEELS, CAN DEVELOP STRESS FRACTURES IF THE LUG NUTS ARE TIGHTENED WITH EXCESSIVE TORQUE.

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Drive Train, September 25, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY ELECTRIC VEHICLES. IF THE SUBJECT VEHICLES ARE REPEATEDLY PARKED BY PLACING THE SHIFT LEVER INTO THE "P" POSITION WITHOUT APPLYING THE PARKING BRAKE, THE PARKING LOCK ROD, A COMPONENT OF THE TRANSMISSION PARKING LOCK SYSTEM, COULD BREAK.

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Electrical & Lights, November 3, 1998

Summary: EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: AFTERMARKET THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEMS USED ON 1998-1998 TOYOTA RAV4, AVALON, AND SIENNA MODEL VEHICLES DISTRIBUTED BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, INC. IN THE STATES OF ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA. THE ALARM WIRING HARNESS PLUGS INTO THE VEHICLE'S IGNITION SWITCH AND THE VEHICLE'S IGNITION SWITCH WIRING HARNESS PLUGS INTO THE ALARM HARNESS TO COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT. A PERCENTAGE OF THE FEMALE TERMINALS USED IN THE ALARM CONNECTOR WERE FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE, CAUSING AN "OPEN CIRCUIT" CONDITION WHEN MATED TO THE MALE IGNITION SWITCH TERMINALS.

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Questions and Answers

Icetrap, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Midland, TX

Seat belt light blinks even when all seat belts are buckled.

solonon74, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Beverly Hills, CA

hi, I have a 98 toyota RAV4 and it displayed p0401 code. I replaced the EGR valve & erased the code. 10 mins later the same code is back on again w/ check engine light displaying. can anyone pl...

rav498, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Westfield, MA

My car stalled out on me while I was driving. Now everytime it starts it then stalls about 5 seconds later. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong?
Thanks for any help!

Visitor, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Olney, MD

I was hoping to get a ball park estimation for the cost of compressor repair. A high pitched squeek occurs briefly when I turn the airconditioner on. No codes or lights come on . Just the noise ...

Visitor, 1998 Toyota RAV4, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Stockton, CA

I was hoping to get a ball park estimation for the cost of rethreading or repairing the head bolt were the spark plug belongs. Spark plug was blown out of the engine...help

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1998 Toyota RAV4 Reviews

Love this car, of course props to the best shop ever, Old Town Foreign Car. 240K+, thanks for keeping it going, and keeping me from worry and overspending!

i have a 1998 toyota rav 4. If i could marry this car i would . it is the all time best vehicle ever. im just now having to replace my clutch but no major problems. had it for 8 years . right now im at 340,000miles. wooooo! get sum, love my car.

I have had my 1998 Rav4 for 11 years...it now has almost 193,000 miles on it. It has a leak in the rack and pinion steering that I am getting fixed. I change the oil every 3K miles....very few problems. This has been the best mv I have ever owned.

I have had my 1998 Rav for 13 years and have never had a problem, until now at 140,000 miles, I need to have new brake pads put in. Air conditioning works better than my new Ford Edge.

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