2000 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance
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2000 Toyota Solara ProblemsExcess 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.
The Toyota Solara 2.2L 4 Cylinder and 3.0L V6 engines have a known issue with the valves that if left unchecked, will cause burned valves and engine performance issues.
The engine ‘breathes’ through valves that are pushed open by the camshaft, and closed by springs. When valves are closed, they seal against a valve seat. In this vehicle, the valve seat is too soft, so after the valve contacts it thousands of times, it becomes crushed. Once it is crushed, the valve can no longer make a proper seal, and the valves erode due to extreme temperature (burnt valve).
Symptoms related to this issue:
- Rough idle
- Backfiring through exhaust or intake
- Illumination of the check engine light
- OBD Trouble Codes P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
- Loss of power
- Engine Stalling
To repair the burnt valves, the cylinder head must be removed and rebuilt, which is a costly internal engine repair, however, this issue can be prevented through inspection and adjustment of valve clearances every 40,000 miles.
2000 Toyota Solara QuestionsABS and cruise control light flashing then ABS turns off and the other doesn't ? (1 answer)
What could be causing this the abs turns off when I'm driving but not the cruise light but when you apply the brakes the abs light comes back on then goes off I don't know what's causing the problem the brakes seem to be fine and the cruise is off but the light continuously flashes th...
The thermostat has already been replaced. The temp gauge is normal.
I recently discovered my tail lights are not turning on when I turn on my headlights. The 10A fuse keeps blowing every time turn the headlight switch. I have replaced the turn signal switch but I am still having problems with the fuse. I have checked all the wires in the trunk and they are in g...
2000 Toyota Solara RecallsToyota Recalls 2000 Vehicles Due to Weak Rear Axle
Toyota is recalling 2000 Avalon, Camry, and Solara models because an improper heat treatment may cause the rear axle to be weaker in some areas. After extended use of the vehicle, the rear axle shafts could fail or break. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear axle hub assemblies.