2002 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Celica
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2002 Toyota Celica ProblemsAutomatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages
The automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.
The Toyota Celica may develop an issue with the fuel tank inlet pipe causing fuel to spill onto the ground when fueling the vehicle.
The problem is a faulty 'check valve' in the filler tube, which normally prevents overfilling. The check valve is known to break off and fall into the gas tank. This can cause:
-Engine stalling or hesitation (Rarely)
The correction for this issue is to replace the filler pipe that leads from the gas cap to the gas tank
Sludge can build up in the engine because Toyota did not recommend frequent enough oil changes. Lexus will sometimes offer a discount on cleaning the engine if necessary. Owners who changed their oil every 3,000 miles did not experience these problems. This sludge build up can lead to excessive oil consumption.
2002 Toyota Celica QuestionsI replaced the engine and now it won't crank. I don't know why. (1 answer)
The engine/starter are good. I pulled the starer and grounded it. It works fine off the car. Can the transmission cause this?
Took it in for repair. Explained when begin accelerating to 6th gear, pops out and into neutral. Than few weeks later would not go into or out of any gears. They replaced the clutch put it back together and when they took it for test drive, problem with 6th gear. They now inform me I need a new ...
already replaced the injector seals