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Window stuck
These are two problems that will probably need to be addressed separately. The window being stuck may be caused by a bad regulator or motor, or even a switch. If the interior door handle is not opening the door, there...
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Security system
The chip key will not work unless it was programmed to work on your 2001 Toyota Solara. You will have to have the key reprogrammed to work with your car or the anti-theft system will not be turned off. You...
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My car will not start without a jump
This sounds like your alternator is going out. It maybe outputting just enough power to allow the car to run once you get it started, but it isn't putting out enough power to recharge your battery. Either way, you need...
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Engine is knocking
Have you checked your oil level lately? Many times low oil level causes low oil pressure. Low oil pressure will make the engine knock because the oil is not lubricating the engine. If this happens for long enough it can...
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Driver's side window not going up or down.
The Toyota Solara uses a cable type window regulator. As these regulators wear out the will often times move slower and have crunching type noises before they fail. Another possibility is the window motor itself. My advice is to have...
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Clutch problem
Hi. Clutch problems are not limited to the disc wearing out. Pressure plate, throw out bearing or hydraulic system issues could also be at fault depending on the type of problem you are having. If the clutch is slipping, then...
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Car overheating after radiator leak
Coolant leaks can originate from many places other than the radiator. I suggest you have a cooling system pressure test performed on your vehicle. This test uses dedicated equipment to pressurize the system and pinpoint any leaks. I recommend having...
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Car making helicopters/clicking noise when in reverse
Based on the information you provided, there is no obvious connection between the starting circuit fault and the noise that occurs in reverse. Unless the issue is wheel bearing, brake, or axle related your supposition about the noise being from...
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Mechanic told me my coolant is not circulating. How can I test and see if the coolant isn’t circulating?
Hi Angelo. Thanks for contacting us tonight. This video is actually quite good at explaining how the coolant system works on your Toyota. One thing you can do to check for coolant flow is to wait for the cooling fan...
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When you turn on the ignition a couple of lights come on but it won't start
Confirm that the "new" battery is actually fully charged. Even if the immobilizer were set at one point or it activated, simply arming and disarming it, via the key FOB or remote, will disable the alarm. There is no "lock...
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My brakes are messed up
The noise is coming from your brake booster has a vacuum leak and will need to be replaced. This is why your engine runs rough when you press the brakes.
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my cam shaft position censor needs to be repaired on my car. once this is fixed will i be able to drive my car?
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the camshaft position sensor is the only problematic component on the vehicle, it should absolutely be operational after the repair. If there is a reason the sensor has failed prematurely, and there is...
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Which Motor Mount Is Bad
At the age of your car, it's not unlikely that they all need changing. With the dog, bone mount, it's easy to diagnose it because it's up there where you can see it any any changes are visible. But to...
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My 2004 toyota solara has a ticking or clicking sound I can hear from both inside and outside the car
What you are describing sounds like the noise associated with lack of lubrication in the valve train. In the mornings or when the engine is cold, the oil has had the chance, due to gravity to drain back down into...
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2006 Solara, 3.3 Engine with 218k miles. It is hestiating at take off only, RPM's jump then come back to normal. catalytic or TBA
The catalytic converter has nothing to do with the symptom you are describing and, in any event, is easy to rule in or out as a "cause" of any malfunction. You simply measure exhaust back pressure with a gauge, compare...
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How many hour does it call for to replace stabilizer bar ? 2001 Toyota Solara 4 cy
Hi there - I'believe that's a 1-hr job (with the right lifts, tools, etc.). Any project always takes 3 times as long in my own home garage. Unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for...
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My car makes a loud humming like whoop sound when I accelerate past 50 MPH and gets louder the faster I coming from front end.
If the noise suddenly appears at 50 mph, then check the brake system as there could be an issue with the brake pads rubbing the rotors. If the noise starts off quiet and gets louder with speed, then check the...
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How much does it cost to get a new transmission in a 2001 toyota solara
The Solara was equipped with either a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder engine and both manual and automatic transmissions were used. If you have the 6 cylinder with an automatic transmission the transmission itself (re-manufactured, off the shelf) is "roughly"...
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When should I replace my timing belt? How much will it cost on my vehicle?
Hello. The timing belt is suggested to be replaced on your vehicle at the 9 year or 90,000 mile mark, whichever comes first. Timing belts are great idea to replace at suggested intervals because simply put, they are the heart...
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What parts are needed to replace all of the engine mounts?
Hi there. There are 4 engine and transmission mounts that your vehicle uses. The engine needs 2 dog bone design mounts and 2 hydraulic compression mounts. Some 3.3L engines may only have 1 dog bone mount. I recommend taking pictures...

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