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.
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2001 Toyota Solara 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.
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.
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
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.
2001 Toyota Solara Questions and Answers
I have a 2001 Solara and the heater/AC fan ONLY runs with the fan speed switch in the HIGH position. I think there must be some series resistor elements in line with the fan motor to reduce the mo...
it all started when my check engine light came on. i took it to toyota and they told me its the air fuel ratio sensor. before replacing the sensor, i tried taking one of the battery leads of to res...
When the moter is started it shuts down right away. This has just started in the last few days. When the moter is started if it stays running it is as smoth as glass at idle or at speed
I brought A brand new idle air control valve. the only thing is the mechanic replaced the motor and not the valve. the valve started leaking at the head and spitting coolant out. he told me it was ...
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)
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!
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 private auto parts stores they will charge you more money for that same part. one parts store had it listed for
Have 75K on my 2000 Solara. Very happy with overall performance & reliability
Minor engine issues but good overall.