2002 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.


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I swapped read quarter windows switch with convertible top switch. Top works fine up/down. rear quarter windows do not close.

Had problem with drivers door window. works now, honestly think it was a loose wire.

Rear windows got stuck open after opening convertible top. with key on "ON&...

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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?

Toyoyta settled a lawsuit involving several models 1997 to 2002 years regarding excessive engine oil sludge. In most cases you will not know you have this problem unless you take it to a dealer for a tear down (cost about $105), but if your car has the problem it costs you nothing and Toyota will issue a case number and fix it free. Warranted unlimited mileage/8 years on this problem. Kudos to ...

202k, Reliable and still running well. Minor repairs and maintenance schedule makes it last.

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