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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Toyota Solara

2002 Toyota Solara

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2002 Toyota Solara Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.
 

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2002 Toyota Solara Questions and Answers

Mark P, 2002 Toyota Solara, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, New Kensington, PA

When I look for a new catalytic converter for this car I see some say FRONT with a picture of the manifold and converter and other sites it is listed without front being mentioned but the picture i...

rachetwrench, 2002 Toyota Solara, 3.0L V6, Rio Rancho, NM

What is wrong? When going over bumps or rough road there is a dull knot or rattle. No bolts appears loose. Sound seems be coming from the left rear passenger side rear). No rubber bushing/inser...

mnew5, 2002 Toyota Solara, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Anniston, AL

My car is making an extremely loud sound when I turn the AC fan up. It seems ok at the first notch, but after that, it's impossible to hear anything else but the loud noise.
I am thinking it&...

Sbear365, 2002 Toyota Solara, 3.0L V6, Atlanta, GA

My Solara Convertible driver side seat belt has never retracted completely. Is there a way to adjust this? Can a home mechanic accomplish this?

Brian Thomas, 2002 Toyota Solara, 3.0L V6, Columbia, SC

The fans under the hood continue to run when the car is cut off and runs the battery down. The fans stop when the ignition is cut on.

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2002 Toyota Solara Reviews

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.

Bought new V6 SE, and has 96,000 miles, great car with acceleration, on the highway 80 mph (3100 RPM) is no problem with more acceleration available. Suspension is full and provides a very soft ride. Road noise is near nil to none, cornering is good.

I think Toyota went overboard with security feature, this car will auto lock in 10 seconds! (or less). Even if the car is locked, if I stand outside reach though the open window and unlock it the alarm sounds. The exterior body panels are thin and soft as they have taken major dents from door dings from day #1.

Overall probably the best car that I ever owned.

Well my 02 toyoota solara is used every day to drive about 200 miles a day n she has 236748 miles on her n still running like a champ i love3 it hilley recamend it itll work n last forever just got to kkeep up with ur tune ups but great car

Well my 02 toyoota solara is used every day to drive about 200 miles a day n she has 236748 miles on her n still running like a champ i love3 it hilley recamend it itll work n last forever just got to kkeep up with ur tune ups but great car

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