2002 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Solara

2002 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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2002 Toyota Solara Questions

The "rear lights" warning in the dash come on occasionally (1 answer)

It's night and the rear lights warning in the dash comes on, I switched off the ignition and on again and it went off. This happened twice already, is it a relay ? If so, which one, it's not marked under the fuse box cover.

engine shuts down with defrost or A/C on (1 answer)

Whenever I'm turning on AC, car vibrates and engine turns off automatically. Car run fine without the AC or defrost.

Water inside front headlight. Any fix? (1 answer)

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2002 Toyota Solara Reviews

had my toyota for 3 yrs,i love my car,now its rattling on the right side of engine,on the outside of it, i need to know what it could be, and how much too fix it, it makes a little rattling when on and parked and when i start giving gas at the begining and when i stop.
I have 150k in my 2002 Toyota Solara but I found out that it is burning oil and will need an engine rebuilt or just keep adding oil every week. Anyone else having the same problem?
202k, Reliable and still running well. Minor repairs and maintenance schedule makes it last.

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