2005 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Celica

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2005 Toyota Celica Problems

Automatic 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.

Excess Engine Oil Consumption

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.

Rattle from Engine at All Speeds

The timing chain tensioner on the Toyota Celica is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain. When it develops a leak, it can no longer provide tension, and the timing chain will begin to make a slapping or rattling sound at all times.

If left in this condition, the timing chain may fail, leading to costly internal engine repair.

To correct this issue the timing chain tensioner must be replaced with the revised part.

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2005 Toyota Celica Questions

Our daughter is looking at buying this. How do we get realistic estimate of maintenance costs? (1 answer)

For instance, using cars mileage, and what's already been done on it, how do we guess at what big services might be coming up or how much longer it will run?

maintainance (1 answer)

i am thinking seriously about buying a 2005 celica but i am concerned about maintainance and fixing problems if it happens since the car went out of production ! ... how difficult is it to find original parts for these cars >?

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2005 Toyota Celica Recalls

Load Carrying Modification Label Missing

These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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