2001 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

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

2001 Toyota Solara Problems

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.

Sludge Buildup on Engine Due to Infrequent Oil Changes

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

 

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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

My "Black Beauty" gets looks all the time. I have even had a few "want to sell it?" questions on it as well. I bought it in North Carolina when I lived out there and drove it all the way to CA comfortably. I bought it in 2000 and am still in love with it
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)
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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