1998 Toyota Tacoma Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Toyota Tacoma ProblemsToyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue
Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2004 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.
At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
1998 Toyota Tacoma QuestionsWill my alternator that's in my 2001 rav work if I put it in my 89 tocoma pickup (1 answer)
I want to know if I can take out my alternator that's in my 2001 toyota rav4 and put it in my 1989 toyota Tacoma pick up truck please let me know would greatly appreciate the information
I definitely killed the clutch in my boyfriend's truck not driving manual shift well on the hills of San Francisco. I haven't driven stick in 15 years and never on hills like these. I've smoked it several times. Could my poor driving skills have killed the engine too. It still drives ...
Squeaking when started, stops after being put in gear and moved.