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2004 Toyota Solara

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2004 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.

Miscellaneous -- bronxguy and 19 others

My Solara has cracks throughout the entire dashboard. Toyota has been useless on this issue, the only issue, my car has

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.

2004 Toyota Solara Questions and Answers

steward, 2004 Toyota Solara, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Ojai, CA

our car has a 5spd/stick shift.our driving area includes many curves, country roads, but no hills steeper than 1%. at 47000 mi the clutch is begining to slip especially if we need to accelarate rap...

jsr37, 2004 Toyota Solara, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Covington, KY

I only have 25k miles on this car and was told water pump and timing belt needed replace by dealer today during their inspection while changing the oil.

kc2009, 2004 Toyota Solara, 3.3L V6, Fremont, CA

Recently I heard some strange sound from the
passenger door side when just started the car.
After that the window of the passenger side
will overshoot above its regular height when
rising after ...

lchlouie, 2004 Toyota Solara, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, San Francisco, CA

my 2004 toyota solara, after I started the engine, the rpm is 800. when I step on the gas paddle, the rpm will not go higher than 1000, and the car could barely move. also the check engine light is...

gtech, 2004 Toyota Solara, 3.3L V6, Edgewood, MD

how to remove and install cabin filter

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2004 Toyota Solara Reviews

I love my Solara! Sporty, love the body style, drives great, has been reliable from the beginning. I had a 1995 Camry Coupe and traded it in for the '04 Solara. The '95 Camry was still running great in '05 when I traded it. I do agree with others that the only bad thing about the '04 Solara is the cracking dash. Wish there was a simple, relatively inexpensive solution to the problem - I don't like the velour dash covers.

The best car I've ever owned. Can't say enough about its reliability and appearance. Have recently replaced the struts and it rides like new.

I have a 2004 Toyota Solara convertible and the inside is
falling apart. The dash board is cracking everywhere and the arm rest are all wrinkle.I owne 3 lexus and those cars are fantastic. Very desappointed with Toyota. I went to see if they would do anything to help the situation without any success.

ALL great except serious cracking in dashboard. Toyota recognizes the issue but so far refuses to accept responsiblity

I have a 2004 Toyota Solara Convertible love the car It also leaks on the drivers side after a wash or rain storm. But my main question is when we first start the car most of the time I get a big cloud of white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. But as it warms up no smoke but shut it off and let it sit for 1 hr or more start up and white smoke Thanks Woody

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