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You are in the Toyota Solara
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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
Dec 03, 2002 (12:28 pm)
silversolara - I have a 2000 Pearl White Toyota Camry Solara SE. I appreciate your response, but I doubt it's a broken gas cap because I actually stopped by the dealer (on their request) and he readjusted the gas cap (thinking that might be the problem). I'm assuming if it was cracked, he would've noticed. Yet, every inclination tells me it's due to something that simple, which is why this is making me so angry. They've said they've never had a problem this complex before...I find that hard to believe when I read all these posts of people having the same exact problem.
My car has almost 60,000 miles on it...transmissions are covered up until 60K miles. So all of this hassle has been covered.
Webguyster - I am praying that it doesn't get to the point where I actually have to go to the BBB. I'm frankly very torn here because they generally do treat me professionally and courteously at this dealership, yet now I'm finding they just dismiss or ignore me, basically because I'm just a "customer service issue" to them now. I'd hate to ruin what was once a decent relationship by going that far, but I don't know what to do anymore. Toyota itself doesn't respond either it seems.
Dec 03, 2002 (12:54 pm)
Do you drive until your tanks is almost completely, before filling up again?? My neighbors camry had repeated problems with the check engine light, always reset and and blamed on the gas cap. Of all the problems i have had, knock wood, I have yet to have this. My Dodge Avenger was a repeat offender of bad O2 sensors!
#2408 of 3978 Re: Check Engine
Dec 03, 2002 (1:01 pm)
webguyster - Actually, yes, I am guilty of frequently waiting until the very last half gallon before I stop for gas. I'm on the go so much that I roughly calculate in my head how many miles I can make it before going empty. If that's what's causing this, then I guess I'm the careless one here. But I ALWAYS put premium gas in it and fill the tank completely. I would think the quality of the gas would be more important than when you fill it.
Please clue me in if this is a probable cause, and I might actually dare to bring it up to the dealer. If this is the problem, then how can it be corrected? New gas cap?
Dec 03, 2002 (1:23 pm)
Just a minor pet peeve...does anyone know if the cassette decks in the Solara only play under 90-minute tapes? I've noticed every time I play a long-length tape, it will either stop midstream or flip to the other side. And at that point, I cannot either rewind or forward. I've tried cleaning the heads and all that, but that doesn't seem to work.
#2410 of 3978 Squinty
Dec 03, 2002 (3:57 pm)
I've never tried playing 90 minute tapes or longer, but beware that anything longer than 90 minutes is very hard on your cassette player, plus there's a greater chance that the tape will break.
#2411 of 3978 Gold badges
Dec 03, 2002 (3:59 pm)
I got my car with gold badging but I noticed for some time that the gold is starting to wear off. My dealership says that they can redo them, but does anyone know of a way to prevent the wearing off?
Dec 03, 2002 (4:17 pm)
Does anyone know where there are pictures of the new notchback solara???
Dec 04, 2002 (8:43 am)
have your dealership's chief mechanic replace the gas cap; neevr assume anything at this point with your dealership.
cassette tapes - i was a studio tech in my college days. i will concur with Canc on this even further: cassettes really should only be 60 minutes in length. we were warned on tape breakage on 90 min tapes.
#2414 of 3978 2004 Solara Engine ...
Dec 04, 2002 (9:28 am)
It was a little bigger (like 3.3 or 3.4) with ~240 hp ... The guy there had no idea if it will come in a Manual Tranny.
The 4 cyl will have ~165 hp.
#2415 of 3978 Squinty25, do you leave the engine running when
Dec 04, 2002 (3:30 pm)
you gas up the car? This was a common problem with the Lexus RX300 when people wanted to keep the car warm in the winter while filling the tank. Apparently the engine computer sensed a loss of fuel pressure. Solution was to turn off the engine when filling the tank.