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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$20.00
Average Mileage:
193,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced cruise control accelerator link cable 78150080 (1 reports)
1998 Toyota Sienna engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Toyota Sienna Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 102014

Sienna LE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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uncontrollable acceleration

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1998 Toyota Sienna with 193xxx, no check engine light. When uphills, I press a litte bit the gas pedal and this is what happens... it starts to accelerate on it's own, I can barely stop it with the brakes. Yesterday I almost crash because of that. To stop the van I always put in neutral. The problem is there since I purchased the van with 190xxx.

I don't know what it can be, I've done all the services, I can say the van is in perfect shape, I don't see any recall for this problem, I don't know if other people are having the same problem.

The problem is it's getting worst everyday. I'm really scared to use my car now, and obviously I can't sell the car because of this problem.

Update from Nov 16, 2014: I already found what's causing my acceleration problems and the culprit is.... TOYOTA SIENNA CRUISE CONTROL ACCELERATOR LINK CABLE 7815008010

The cable in mention have a rubber notch for installation purposes that was worn out, making the cable to move when engine accelerates, accelerating the engine.

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