2002 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

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

2002 Toyota Celica Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

The automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Toyota issues recall due to defect in check valve
Toyota has issued a recall because of a possible defect in the check valve that helps prevent spillage at the gasoline pump. A malfunction of this valve could result in a fuel fire in the presence of an ignition source. The dealer will inspect and repair the check valve if necessary.
EVAP system problems
This car has occasional problems with the system that controls polluting emissions from evaporated gasoline.

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2002 Toyota Celica Questions

I replaced the engine and now it won't crank. I don't know why. (1 answer)

The engine/starter are good. I pulled the starer and grounded it. It works fine off the car. Can the transmission cause this?

What would cause my manual transmission to pop out of 6th under acceleration. (1 answer)

Took it in for repair. Explained when begin accelerating to 6th gear, pops out and into neutral. Than few weeks later would not go into or out of any gears. They replaced the clutch put it back together and when they took it for test drive, problem with 6th gear. They now inform me I need a new ...

what would cause an intermittent fuel leak at the engine (2 answers)

already replaced the injector seals

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2002 Toyota Celica Recalls

Recall 03V074000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK CHECK VALVE, LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK INLET PIPE, MAY BECOME SEPARATED FROM THE INLET PIPE AND FALL INTO THE FUEL TANK. IF THE CHECK VALVE FALLS INTO THE TANK, FUEL MAY SPILL FROM THE FUEL INLET PIPE WHEN THE FUEL PUMP AUTOMATICALLY SHUTS OFF DURING F...

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2002 Toyota Celica Reviews

This is the best looking sporty car. I have had no problems ever. its great on gas and gets a lot of complements! Makes you proud! I love it!

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