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.
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2005 Toyota Solara
2005 Toyota Solara Problems
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.
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.
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.
2005 Toyota Solara Questions and Answers
do i need to replace my timing belt at 60,000 miles...or 90,000 miles?
what will it cost to repair?
I replaced the spark plugs and now the car in sputtering and has a very low idle. Any idea what is going on? It ran fine before I replaced them.
When I turn on my a/c, I hear a squeaky belt sound. This only happens when the a/c is turned on. Otherwise, the a/c works fine. Do I need to replace all belts, or just this one? Not sure how many b...
2005 Toyota Solara Reviews
2005 Toyota Solara, beautiful, except for 3 issues:
1. The dashboard is cracked all across the top of the instrument panel and down the sides to the windows and down to the radio. Have estimates to replace at $1,800.00.
2. Has a slight hesitation when I push the gas pedal.
3. When I put the convertible top down or up my radio fades out.
I have a 2005 Toyota Solara Convertible with 32,000 miles on it. I have replaced all four brakes twice, now it needs motor mounts. Change the oil every few months. The car runs great slight hesitation which has always been there when I accelerate.
The brakes and motor mounts are troubling me I don't know if I am being ripped off by the mechanic. Just was quoted $500 for front brakes and rotors and $400 for motor mounts.
Great car,take care of it and get really good tires,put new tires on mine at 77,0000 Drives like a champ. I use synethic oil seems to love it,interior could have been a little better,Engine is great,love me Some Solara...:)
My 2005 SLE is the best car I've ever had.