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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,477 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 092004

Camry 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,430 miles


Without warning engine died at night while driving on a dual lane highway. Pulled over to the side of the highway before car momentum died. Would not restart and the "engine check" light was lit. Car was towed to a service repair station that evening. Service station found the water pump failed resulting in the timing belt failure. Belt and water pump replaced, timing reset, but failed to start. Investigation revealed timing had slipped and cause was the crankshaft pulley key had sheared. That was replaced, timed again, and engine was back to normal. Oldmobile parts not availiable.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cooling system failed.

- Los Serran, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 141998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car stalled and overheated during traffic. When they took vehicle to the dealership, the dealer stated that the coolant leaked out of the overflow bottle. The consumer has replaced the bottle twice. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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