1998 Toyota Corolla Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Toyota Corolla
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1998 Toyota Corolla ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to EVAP System Fault
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.
If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.
1998 Toyota Corolla QuestionsMy car drains down the battery (2 answers)
It the batter head is not removed when parked for the day, by the morning, it drains out.
It's annoying. Toyota dealer wants $300 just to look. Asked several mechanics if can disconnect seat belt lamp on dash - said it was connected with other items. True?
Any inexpensive ways to resolve? I don't need the flashing lamp since the seat belt otherwise works.
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.
1998 Toyota Corolla RecallsSeat 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,