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1998 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (59%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (31%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (7%)

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

Other (0%)

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1998 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 26 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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1998 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Feb 2012

147800 mi

US $1100
Four shocks, tie rod ends, replace torsion bar ends 
Nov 2012

153600 mi

US $934
Replaced the original clutch assembly; started to slip after 14 years. 
Toyota in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $80
Replaced O2 sensor 
Toyota in Florida, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2011

332000 mi

US $155
Serpentine belt replaced along with oil pan gasket which had a leak 
Jan 2012

332700 mi

US $130
water got into plugs and wires had to be replaced 
Toyota in Alabama, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

280000 mi

US $32
Power Steering Pump Pressure Hose. It has been leaking since I got the car. Had the extra time from getting laid off plus didn't want fluid all over Moms driveway. 
Toyota in California, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
May 2012

116000 mi

US $298
Replaced struts. 
Toyota in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

180000 mi

US $200
The car also randomly shut off when idling. I was told it was just the sensor. These cars are built to last forever!! 
Toyota in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014 Recommended: replace valve cover gasket and tube seals, replace timing tensioner O-ring, replace spark plugs and ignition wires. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2016
Dec 2012

202000 mi

US $500
Clutch slipping. Replaced clutch and release bearing. The lining was shot ... after 200,000 miles. Exhaust leak at manifold. Replaced manifold. 
Toyota in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2009
May 2009

158000 mi
Air conditioning not working. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jul 2013
Apr 2011

45880 mi

C $550
Replaced battery and exhaust pipe 
Jul 2013

73160 mi

C $1000
Needed Exhaust Pipe replaced. 
Toyota in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2013
Mar 2009

112000 mi

US $175
Damper in drivebelt tensioner was leaking. Replaced drivebelt tensioner. Also drive/accessories belt was replaced as scheduled maintenance. 
Aug 2009

117000 mi

US $185
Replaced stabilizer bar link. Was causing noise on bumps.  
Nov 2011

138500 mi

US $200
Timing chain tensioner o-ring replaced. 
Toyota in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

87000 mi
Check engine light went on for vapor recovery system. Couldn't afford to repair, however, found out it was covered by recall. 
Toyota in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

127000 mi

US $80
Front left brake locked onto rotor. Caliper replaced. 
Apr 2011

137300 mi

US $200
Starter replaced 
Toyota in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2011
Apr 2011

187000 mi

US $600
power steering going out 
Aug 2011

190000 mi

US $169
Water pump went out, replaced it. 
Oct 2011

195000 mi

US $500
rear "tie rods" or stabilizers replaced 
Toyota in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
Mar 2010

116000 mi

US $230
Developed a leaking power steering hose. Was replaced 
Jun 2010

117000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2011

124200 mi

US $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. 
Apr 2012

129000 mi

US $43
Replaced sway bar link Never fixed emission control system. 

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