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1998 Toyota Avalon repairs by problem area

Engine (50%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (6%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (6%)

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1998 Toyota Avalon repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (63%)

< $100 (13%)

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Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Toyota Avalon

Engine not specified

Toyota in Missouri, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

157000 mi

US $500
Transmission slips when in drive. Currently reverse is completely out and when in neutral the car acts like it's in drive gear. 
Toyota in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

US $300
The key ignition would not work. Also the steering column had rusting. 
Toyota in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

163000 mi

US $70
Broken window regulator 

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1998 Toyota Avalon 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

130000 mi

US $200
Flex pipe ahead of the catalytic convertor was replaced. 
Toyota in Georgia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2011

284000 mi

US $2200
Timing belt, fuel pump. EGR valve 
Aug 2011

285800 mi

US $181
Replace fuel pressure regulator. The car had a strong fuel odor, especially when the fuel was less than 1/2 full. The odor was strong through the vents. The repair resolved the issue. 
Toyota in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

45000 mi

US $526
The check light was on. The dealer found the speed sensor is out. So a replacement was made. 
Jan 2013

US $400
The mechanic discovered the problem and replaced the tie rods and rebalanced the wheels. 
May 2013

49000 mi

US $350
Brake red light turned on. Mechanic checked to find out the master cylinder was leaking, replaced a new maste cylinder. 
Toyota in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2018
Mar 2012

173000 mi

US $350
Water pump went out 
Aug 2012

178000 mi

US $104
O2 sensor went bad 
Toyota in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Nov 2012
Aug 2012

276500 mi
Replace EGR Valve. 
Toyota in Virginia, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

110300 mi

US $250
Starter needed to be replaced 
Mar 2012

112000 mi

US $285
Tight steering - diagnosed as rust and grit binding the mechanism 
Jul 2012

114300 mi

US $1100
Replaced struts and associated components and aligned wheels 
Feb 2013

118700 mi

US $350
Steering knuckle needed to be replaced. Was binding. Toyota in Lawton OK handled. Very courteous. 

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