» » »

Problems for specific Toyota Camry years:

Car problem reports

Report A Problem

Problem with your car? See what our experts say or submit your own.

Most reported 1998 Toyota Camry problems

 

Verified for the Toyota Camry

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks, particularly in the V6 models.

133 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

121 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

89 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

41 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

40 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

31 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

The proper repair for a leaking Steering Rack & Pinion is replacement with a new unit.

20 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

The rear light wiring harness can break where it attaches to the trunk hinge. As a result, the reverse lights or the shift indicator may not work and the rear bulb fault indicator may stay on constantly. The harness can be repaired and does not have to be replaced.

20 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

18 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0770 and/or P0773 stored. This would indicate a fault with the 3-way lock-up solenoid which could be defective and may need replacement.

11 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

8 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

8 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

7 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry

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.

6 Reports
Me Too

Verified for the Toyota Camry
The idle air control motors tend to become carboned up at around 100,000 miles and will cause a start and stall and/or stalling at stop sign problems. Many times these valves can be cleaned, however, the sure bet is to replace the idle air control motor and clean the throttle body.
5 Reports
Me Too
Ask a Question