1998 Toyota Sienna Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota Sienna
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1998 Toyota Sienna ProblemsProblem With Door Mechanism in Electric Sliding Doors
Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.
Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.
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I was attempting to replace the fuel filter in 1998 Sienna and I bent the fuel line at the joint going into the filter. I have cut it off but my local parts store did not have a line or adaptor that is the right size with a big enough nut/thread to match.. Anyone else encountered similar. Is it...
1998 Toyota Sienna RecallsToyota Recalls 1998–2010 Siennas Due to Problems with Spare Tire Carrier and Assembly Cable
Toyota is recalling 1998–2010 Sienna models manufactured or registered in twenty-two Eastern and Midwestern states because of problems with the spare tire carrier and assembly cable due to road salt corrosion. This may cause the spare tire assembly cable to break and the spare tire to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Toyota will notify owners via letter with instructions on how to remedy the problem. For a list of the affected states, call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Various electrical components such as the ventilation system controls, the dash warning lights may fail to operate properly, and the vehicle could run poorly and stall due to an electrical issue with the wiring to an add on alarm system. Dealers will inspect the date code on the security system wiring harness and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.