2002 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota Solara
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2002 Toyota Solara ProblemsSludge 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.
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.
2002 Toyota Solara QuestionsThe "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.
Whenever I'm turning on AC, car vibrates and engine turns off automatically. Car run fine without the AC or defrost.