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"TRAC OFF" light came on after diagnostic test for check engine light
Hello. In most cases the vehicle's traction control system is on a completely separate circuit then that of the engine knock sensor. Therefore most knock sensor faults or issues should have little to no effect on the operation of the...
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ABS light turns On and Off.
Hi there. It could be a mechanical problem, such as the tie rod or a broken CV joint that is causing this issue. When the inner portion of the tire does not touch the ground, that's known as a negative...
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Coolant leaking from exhaust manifold area (behind the engine)
Hi there. Before we condemn the head gasket or cylinder block, we need to consider that the coolant may be coming from another location. This could be a hose, throttle body, thermostat, water pump, heater hoses, or freeze plugs. A...
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My car makes a loud sound?
Hi there. Seems unusual the noise is only there over 50mph. The noise may be coming from a failing wheel bearing and this may account for the car shaking, as well. It could be, a separated tire that you are...
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Car engine replacement
The 2002 and 2003 Camry and Solara, at least, used that engine. Inasmuch as engines are computer controlled, replacements have to be absolutely EXACT, otherwise the engine may not even start because the engine sensor interface with the existing PCM...
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Abs light on won't come out of park
Hi there. Are the brake lights working? If not, this could be a problem with either the brake switch or a fuse. Check all fuses/relays and replace as necessary. It does sound more like a fault with the switch as...
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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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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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Break light and abs light on
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues going on here. The ABS control module controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is not working properly...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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