2002 Toyota Solara Repair and Maintenance

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

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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Have replaced switch, drivers window stuck closed (up), tried reset code as seen on youtube video (Reset late model Toyota Electric windows master switch) [((this forum does not allow the link))] something is happening - my small read windows are now stuck OPEN!

Who has the code? Please share...

How do I fix at the front seat safety belt which is stuck in the full out position on my Toyota Solara 2002 convertible? This is a chronic problem with this model and there is no recall for this item.

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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 ...

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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