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1998 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1998 Toyota Corolla problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1998 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

44% of the 1998 Toyota Corolla repairs were to the engine, 24% to the brakes, 26% to the suspension, and 6% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 34 repairs.

1998 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

Of the 1998 Toyota Corolla repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 59% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, and 9% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

1998 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

Toyota in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 324000    
325000 250 brakes all four and alignment including 4 new tires 
332000 155 Serpentine belt replaced along with oil pan gasket which had a leak 
333300 130 water got into plugs and wires had to be replaced 
350000  
Toyota in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 113000    
113000 150 brake pads had to be smoothed.. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 156000    
158000 0 Air conditioning not working. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 184000    
187000 600 power steering going out 
190000 169 Water pump went out, replaced it. 
195000 500 rear "tie rods" or stabilizers replaced 
Toyota in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 44640    
45880 550 Replaced battery and exhaust pipe 
66300 60 Needs Rear Shoes 
70680 420 Had Shoes and Drums replaced 
73160 1000 Needed Exhaust Pipe replaced. 
Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 111000    
116000 230 Developed a leaking power steering hose. Was replaced 
117000 59 Canister that collects gasoline vapors from the fuel system is plugged. Causes check engine lite to come on. Throws off engine computer control emissions system. 
124300 390 Steering link came apart on right side. Repaired.  Currently have check engine light on fuel tank emission control system. Analyzed at garage repairing the steering link. Have not repaired it yet. Cost over $500 for emission problem solution. 
125300 264 Replaced front pads and rotors, replaced serpentine belt on engine, cleaned battery cables, cleaned rear drums and shoes but did not require replacement 
129000 43 Replaced sway bar link Never fixed emission control system. 
Toyota in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 83700    
86180 170 In for motor vehicle inspection of safety check, rear shoes had to be replaced. 
 
Toyota in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 85000    
87000 0 Check engine light went on for vapor recovery system. Couldn't afford to repair, however, found out it was covered by recall. 
 
Toyota in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 112000    
112000 175 Damper in drivebelt tensioner was leaking. Replaced drivebelt tensioner. Also drive/accessories belt was replaced as scheduled maintenance. 
117000 185 Replaced stabilizer bar link. Was causing noise on bumps.  Replaced front brake pads at the same time (wear items). 
139000 200 Timing chain tensioner o-ring replaced. 
 
Toyota in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 125000    
127000 80 Front left brake locked onto rotor. Caliper replaced. 
137700 200 Starter replaced 
145000  

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