2005 Toyota Celica Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Toyota Celica
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2005 Toyota Celica ProblemsAutomatic 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.
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:
-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
If the vehicle develops an annoying, clunking sound when driving over bumps it is usually the struts and strut bearing plates. These may need replacing at 100,000-125,000 miles or sooner. If the noise is a more of a squeak or groan, it can be usually be eliminated by spraying a light lubricant on the suspension bushings 1-2 times per year.
2005 Toyota Celica QuestionsOur daughter is looking at buying this. How do we get realistic estimate of maintenance costs? (1 answer)
For instance, using cars mileage, and what's already been done on it, how do we guess at what big services might be coming up or how much longer it will run?
i am thinking seriously about buying a 2005 celica but i am concerned about maintainance and fixing problems if it happens since the car went out of production ! ... how difficult is it to find original parts for these cars >?
2005 Toyota Celica RecallsLoad Carrying Modification Label Missing
These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.