1999 Toyota Solara Q&A
1999 Toyota Solara Question: Check engine light on
I have taken the car to the dealer to have this problem fixed twice in six weeks. The first time I was told it was a part in the emissions system. I was charged 125 for diagnostics plus the repair. The second time, two weeks later they told me the gas cap needed to be replaced and again charged 125 plus the cost. It is on again and I am wondering if it is safe to drive with the light on. I need the car this week but I am not going back to the dealer... - Visitor
I've been driving my Toyota Solara V6 SE for 5 1/2 years with the check engine light on. I had the code checked the first month, and they said it was the Gas Cap/O2 Sensor. Still on and still driving..... 60,000 + miles since it turned on. - Visitor
...oZone for the free diagnostic hookup and they said my vehicle needed a tune up. I replaced the spark plugs and the problem still exists. Also if it helps, the vehicle doesn't shake while in neutral and...
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...
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.