2002 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Fuel Overflowing at Gas Pump and Check Engine Light

The Toyota Celica may develop an issue with the fuel tank inlet pipe causing fuel to spill onto the ground when fueling the vehicle.

The problem is a faulty 'check valve' in the filler tube, which normally prevents overfilling. The check valve is known to break off and fall into the gas tank. This can cause:

-OBD Trouble Code P0441

-Engine stalling or hesitation (Rarely)

The correction for this issue is to replace the filler pipe that leads from the gas cap to the gas tank

Excess Engine Oil Consumption

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.

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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

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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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