2001 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Toyota Solara

2001 Toyota Solara Problems

Cracks in dashboard

My Solara has cracks throughout the entire dashboard. Toyota has been useless on this issue, the only issue, my car has

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor Component

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

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2001 Toyota Solara Questions

i start it up and i get big puffs of bluan grey smoke as if i have water in the (1 answer)

last owner lost the tensioning bolt pivot bolt for alternator what size i need (2 answers)

My toyota solara 2001 4cyl makes a loud humming noise when I turn on the air. (1 answer)

I was told something may have fallen out from inside my glove box behind my dash or I need change out my cabin air filter. I just recently learned my make and year for my solara is not equipped with an air filter until 2002. Please and advise on how to fix this loud annoying humming noise. I can&...

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2001 Toyota Solara Reviews

well. my first one (I bought another with 108,000 miles) went... are you ready for this... 358,000 miles, I replace the first timing belt at 318,000 had the Transmission rebuilt at 272,000 and replaced an alternator at 351,000. That is it, except for brakes, tires, light bulbs and oil changes. Everything else was original. Traded it in and bought a "new" 2001 one... (well "new" to me)
overall its an excellent car, goog on gas and reliable. although when that check engine light comes on its most likely the air fuel ratio sensor that sits on top of the motor block. the cheapest u can get that part for is 160.10 from any toyota website. i was a toyota sales rep for 10 years. just go online and u can pretty much by genuine toyota partsonline on there website. don't go to the pr...
Got 125K and have only had to do routine maintenance. NO other issues. Still has all original major components. About to do some suspension work. Horrible roads are the cause. GREAT CAR!!! LOVE IT!

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