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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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ATF drain and fill or not?
Changing the transmission fluid and the transmission filter could extend the service life of the transmission. Be sure to change the filter though. Use a NEW pan gasket, preferably the Toyota OEM (dealer supplied) gasket. Synthetic fluid is recommended. I...
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I hit a curb and my wheal popped and i chiped my rim pretty b
There is good chance that you have bent a wheel. The best way to check for this is to jack the car up and spin the wheel slowly while you have a carpenter's square on the ground just touching the...
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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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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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My 2000 toyota solara (2.2l) axle is leaking. should I replace it or just the seals? What will it cost?
Hi There, There is a good chance that the axle boots or seals may be cracked and leaking which may or may not have caused any damage to the axles shafts themselves depending on how long they have been leaking....
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Can you help me with a concern or question I have? 2005 Toyota Solara
Hi there - to answer your question and provide an accurate quote for repair, we need to know which codes AutoZone found when they plugged in their scanner - there are many sensors which s/he could be referring to. The...
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When I'm driving I press on the gas but car won't go
From your description, I can't tell if your problem is a car that won't accelerate, or a car that won't move at all. Either way, your car is old enough that it could need attention in a number of areas....
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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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cost to replace a 99 toyota solara timing belt
On your vehicle the timing belt takes roughly 3 hours to replace. It is highly recommended that the water pump, thermostat, and any greased, sealed bearings be replaced at the same time that the belt is replaced. The reason for...
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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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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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check engine light is on. p0401 and p0125. car works with no problem. temp is on midline.
Hi Behrooz. Thanks for writing in today. Here is some information about these two error codes you've listed. I would recommend clicking the links to the articles that discuss the codes, sources and possible solutions. P0401 is an OBD-II generic...
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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 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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