Toyota Solara

Also known as the Toyota Camry Solara, the Toyota Solara was a mid-size convertible/coupe manufactured from 1998 to 2009. This vehicle was available in 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible body styles.

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Brakes and Tires
Toyota Solara

What is the speed rating for 2001 Toyota Solara 205 60R16 tires?

You don't mention the brand tire you're running and by now the OEM tires have probably (should have, actually) been replaced. The good news is the information is right on the sidewall of your tire. After the size 205-60-R16 will be a letter of the alphabet M, N, P, Q R, S, T, U, H, V, W or Y. That letter is the maximum speed the tire is rated for. "M" is the lowest speed rating, good for a maximum 81 mph, "N" goes to a whopping 87, "P" to 92 and so on. The most common ratings in the U.S. are "H" rated for 130 mph and "V" rated for 149 mph. If you have super premium "W" tires you're ok to 168 and "Y" to 186. There are combination lettering schemes above that mark. Now you're headed out to 'read' your tires but one more thing. Unless you're sure all four were replaced by the same brand check them all. The speed rating of the entire vehicle will be determined by the lowest rated tire.

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Toyota Solara

Where is the oil filter located on and how do you replace it located on a 2003 Toyota Solara?

For the 2002 Solara 4 cyl, 16 valve the oil filter is locate just in front (towards the front of the car) of the oil pan. There is an indentation in the oil pan of a slightly larger diameter than the oil filter. The previous answer is incorrect, the oilfilter is between the oil pan and the engine. A real pain to find.

You'll need to jack up the car to get to the oil filter.

no matter v6 or 4cyl. the oil filter is located under the exhaust manifold in the front of the engine near the radiator loosens by turning to the left.tightens the opposite

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Subaru Forester
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Camry
Toyota Solara

What fuse controls the clock in a 98 Subaru Forester?

If your Subaru clock has stopped working, it is most likely not the fuse. There is a defect in these clocks that causes them to stop working after a few years.

Fortunately, this defect is quite easy to repair using only a soldering iron. Complete instructions on this repair can be found at: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/oh-no-my-clock-doesnt-work-3350/

If you don't feel like you want to get into all the technicals of how to repair the clock yourself, it can be repaired at a reasonable rate at subaru-clock.com or on eBay from a variety of vendors.

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Toyota Camry
Toyota Solara
Air Filters and Intake Manifolds

How do you replace the Air Conditioning filter on a 2002 Toyota Camry?

The filter is in back of the glove compartment. Open the glove compartment and squeeze the back and it will partially drop down. There is a screw on the right hand side that you take off and pull the compartment down. The filter pulls out on the left hand side. It is not rocket science.

Sorry, the Gen I Solara doesn't have a cabin air filter. Those were introduced on the Gen II (2004 and later) and are accessed per the instruction above.

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Toyota Solara

Location of tire jack on a 2005 solara convertible?

Ok, I'm pretty sure you're just messing with me but, in case not....check page 263 of your owners manual.

You'll discover the jack is in the trunk, under the carpet and tucked beneath a panel on the right side. You can remove the jack without removing the spare tire cover.

Since you've never removed it before, pay attention to the orientation of the jack and the way it's stored. You'll be turning the screw mechanism to the left to loosen the jack from storage and re-installing in reverse procedure.

While you're in there poking around, and since the carpet is out anyway, this would be a good time to check the pressure of the spare tire.

Cheers

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Toyota Solara

How do you replace brake light bulb on 2004 Toyota solara?

Open the trunk. On each side (at the rear) you'll see a flap that can be opened in the trunk liner. Open that flap and (with help from a flashlight) you'll see the light sockets. Twist the appropriate one to the left and pull it out. Replace the bulb with the identical number (listed in your owner's manual). Replace by reversing the procedure.

Cheers

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Toyota Solara

I have a 2000 Toyota solara i replaced my interior dome light and it does not work i replaced the fuse and it burns out ..what could cause this problem and is it easy to fix my self?

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Car Shaking Problems
Toyota Camry
Toyota Solara
Ford Bronco II

Why would the steering wheel vibrate on your Toyota Solara?

An alignment problem would not cause a vibration unless the alignment has worn the tires badly, therefore the tires would cause the vibration. If the tires are okay, have the drive axles checked, because a worn drive axle can cause vibration.

The car pulling to the right when the steering wheel is released is most likely an alignment problem, but could also be a "radial tire pull". Normally a rotation will correct that.

An alignment problem will NOT cause your wheels to bend. Normally, only an impact could cause that -- like pot holes, curbs, etc.

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this could be due to oil sludge. this is a common problem for 2003 solara. make sure to change your oil often.

Try replacing the tires! Apparently, Solaras suspension is very sensitive to tires with bad belts, bumps, flat spots, etc. Mine was shaking between 40 and 70 mph--replaced the front tires and it's smooth as silk no

try getting your tires balanced

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Toyota Solara
VW Jetta
Ford Escort ZX2

Why is the pedal soft after installing new front brake pads?

make shure your brake hoses arnt twisted. make shore there isn't a calipper sized but brake bad take some time to burn in with rotor. they will smell too. if you didnt do any thing wrong don't worry about it

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Car Stereos and Speakers
Ford Mustang
Toyota Solara
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you remove the rear speakers on a 2000 Mustang convertible?

this probably isn't very helpful, but

1.remove the rear seat

2.there will be black clips that hold on the plastic panel (speaker is located behind the panel) remove the clips then the panel

3.unscrew the speaker and clip the wires

this probably isn't very helpful, but

1.remove the rear seat

2.there will be black clips that hold on the plastic panel (speaker is located behind the panel) remove the clips then the panel

3.unscrew the speaker and clip the wires

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Toyota Solara
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

Where can you find a free fuse box diagram for a 2001 Toyota Solara?

2001 solara cigarett fuseThe fuse diagrams are inside of the lids on the fuse covers. Those covers (and fuse/breaker boxes are under the hood on drivers side at front of car and behind the coin tray on the lower dash next to drivers door. lighter and other fuses for interior here. cigarett is last on right at the bottom blue 15a fuse

Also, under the dasboard about where your left foot would rest.

And don't forget your owner's manual. You'll find the layout for both boxes and fuse ratings there.

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Asian Cars
Toyota Solara

Where is and how do you clean or replace an EGR Valve on a 2000 Toyota Solara 4 cylinder?

egr valve is located on left rear of cylinder head. to find it just look for the metal tube running from the exhaust manifold to the back of the intake manifold... the thingie there where the metal tube joins the intake manifold is the egr valve

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Car Stereos and Speakers
Jeep Cherokee Sport
Toyota Solara
Ford Explorer Sport Trac

What kind of speakers are in a 2000 Solara?

JBL speakers The JBL speakers are included with an optional sound system and not all 2000 solara's have them If your vehicle has the JBL speakers it will have a small JBL emblem on the radio faceplate Also if you have the JBL speakers you cannot replace the stock faceplate with an aftermarket one without also replacing the speakers

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Toyota Camry
Toyota Solara
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How do you remove the rear speakers on the Toyota Solara convertible?

www.solaraguy.com

Try to use Toyota speaker adapter plugs so you don't need to cut wires and mess the electric system up. You can get them from Ebay or Amazon.
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Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy S-10
Toyota Solara

What is the firing order for a 1999 Toyota Solara 2.2L 4 cylinder?

FIRING ORDER 1-3-4-2 cyl #1 is on the passenger side of the engine, then #2 etc

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Toyota Solara

How do you change Engine air filter on 2004 solara?

Good news, this isn't rocket science and only takes one wrench or socket and one screwdriver.

1. Open the hood. The filter is in the large black box resting between the drivers side wheel well and the radiator.

2. Unplug the mass airflow sensor (the plug atop the intake tube)

3. Loosen the clamp holding the tube to the filter box

4. Loosen the two bolts on the fender side of the box

5. Hinge the lid upward toward the center of the car and disconnect the tube from the lid as you go. Carefully set the lid aside.

6. The filter is staring at you. Lift it and throw it away (assuming it's dirty)

7. Look down into the airbox. If there's dirt/debris vacuum them out. No sense getting a brand new filter all dirty the first time you start the engine.

8. Drop in a new filter

9. Button everything up in reverse order.

Done!

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Toyota Corolla
Toyota Solara
VW Passat

How do you change 2006 Solara cabin filter?

Ah, easy one. You'll find instructions in your owners manual page 198. If you don't have a manual here's the basic procedure: 1. Open glove compartment door. On the right side you'll see a small arm (attached to a hydraulic piston) connected to the door with a Phillips screw. Remove the screw and set aside someplace safe. Remove the arm from the door by pulling (gently) toward the right side of the car. 2. Remove the door by squeezing both sides inward and levering downward. Set the door aside. 3. You'll see a 'drawer' immediately behind where the glove box door was. Pull out the drawer and you'll find the filter inside. Remove/replace the filter and reassemble in the reverse order. It took longer to read that than to actually do it. Cheers

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Mitsubishi Montero, Pajero, and Shogun
Toyota Solara
Timing Belts and Chains

Is timing belt replacement considered scheduled maintenance on a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero?

The 2000 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L is listed as an "Interference Engine" under timing belts in the www.RockAuto.com auto parts catalog. This means the valves or other major engine parts will be damaged if the timing belt breaks while the engine is running. So replace it as part of scheduled maintenance. Many manufacturers recommend changing the timing belt every 60K miles. I do not know if Mitsubishi recommends different mileage intervals.

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Fuel and Fuel Intake
Fuel Pumps
Chevy S-10
Toyota Solara

How do you change the fuel pump on a 1999 Toyota Solara?

I think you have to remove the back seat. There should be a service panel underneath the seat that will allow you access to the fuel pump.

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Chevy S-10
Toyota Solara
Chevy Blazer S-10
Ford F-150
How To

How to replace dome light?

Dome light woahs.....First of all, replacing the bulb in the overhead area isn't the real issue... It is removing the cover (without breaking it) is by far the most dificult task involved with this particular repair. You see, the cover is made of sturdy plastic, but the escetcheon holding it in isn't as strong and can be scratched or gouged very easily with a screwdriver, knife or other pointed sharp objects. I used a mini Swiss army knife and carefully inserted it in the slot and prying the tab back slightly, and as it is giving way, insert the blade slightly deeper, kind of like a reverse shoehorn. Then slowly draw the blade back out, and the lens cover will come with it. To replace, use only your hand with a swift but light "slap" with open hand, as opposed to a closed fist. To answer your question more precisely though, simply use your fuse pller to hold the bulb steady, and slide it straight upwards until you feel a slight "click", and that's it.
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Toyota Solara

How do you change the rear struts on a Toyota solara how do you get to the top bolts?

You'd be well advised to pick up a Chilton manual or Toyota factory service manual for a step-by-step description with photos.

Without knowing which of the two generations of Solara you're asking about an accurate answer is difficult. For the Gen II Solara (2004 and later) you simply remove the rear seat and (in the sedan) package shelf to remove the three nuts securing the rear strut. Caution, there are other pieces that are attached to the strut and rear axle that should be loosened or removed as well. That's where a proper manual will help prevent expensive breakage.

Cheers

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Toyota Solara
Ford Expedition XLT
Cigarette Lighters
Vehicle Cigarette Lighters

Where is lighter fuse?

The cockpit fuse panel is on the drivers side left of the steering wheel underneath the control switch for power mirrors behind the coin holder which lifts out and up.

Fuse panel. The location of the panel is listed in your owner's manual. Don't have one, then get one. Dealer, salvage yard, e-bay, or a Google Search will help you to find an owner's manual.

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Spark Plugs and Wires
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Toyota Solara
Chevy Cavalier Z24

Where are the spark plugs located on a 1995 Toyota four runner v6 fuel injected engiine?

if it is a six cilinder motor......spurk plugs are under the direct ignition ports (3 black plastic boxes in the row on top in the front, and follow the wires under the intake manifold)

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Cars & Vehicles
Auto Parts and Repairs
Toyota Solara
Meteorology and Weather

Why does a car vibrate when started and seems like it hesitates when driving?

It is probably missing. Have it tuned up and a compression test run on the engine.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Toyota Solara
Ford Escort LX

How do you replace the tail lamp on a 1999 Toyota Solara?

There's a carpet lining in your trunk, to remove that from the rear part of the trunk you'll need to undo some nut-type caps with small plastic screw/pin things in them that hold in this carpet. After that you'll see the back of your taillight assembly and the obvious 3 nuts you need to remove to remove the taillamp.

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