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1998 Toyota Corolla Problems

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Most Common 1998 Toyota Corolla Problems

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 fin...
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 comple...
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.
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1 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Brakes Problem

At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and over heat.

0 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Drive Train Problems

2 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Electrical & Lights Problems

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 comple...
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.

3 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Engine Problems

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow me...
Drivers of the Toyota Corolla may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is kn...
The Toyota Corolla 1.8L produced between 1998 and 1999 has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes...

2 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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 fin...
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 P044...

0 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Suspension & Steering Problem

The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks and require replacement.

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Known 1998 Toyota Corolla Problems & Complaints

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 fin...
There are occasional reports of daytime running light problems.
The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow me...
Drivers of the Toyota Corolla may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display. This issue is kn...
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 comple...
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and over heat.
The Toyota Corolla 1.8L produced between 1998 and 1999 has a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues. The engine ‘breathes...
The power steering pump and power steering hoses tend to develop leaks and require replacement.
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 P044...
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