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#3620 of 3978 2000 Toyota Camry Solara odor problem
Oct 11, 2005 (11:31 am)
I just purchased a 2000 Solara and the odor inside the cab is sometimes overwhelming. It's worse when I turn on the heater. If I use the AC, it dissipates within a few minutes, but still there is a faint odor. I called the local dealership who said this is "fairly common" and that it probably requires an "evaporter flush." The advisor also said there is no in-cab air filter. Has anyone else experienced this? Is this evaporator flush legitimate? Is this a "fairly common" problem w/ Toyotas? I've never owned a Toyota. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
#3621 of 3978 2000 Solara
Oct 19, 2005 (9:06 am)
I haven't been to the message board in years and don't know if this topic was covered. I just hit 35,000 and the check engine light went on. I know about the loose gas cap, so it's not that. Within the last three months I started using regular gas and wondered if it could be that. I just had the car serviced at 33,000 miles. Any suggestions besides taking an expensive trip to Toyota. Other than the idiot light, the car rides great.
#3622 of 3978 Re: 2000 Solara [yoz1]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Oct 19, 2005 (2:28 pm)
Hi, yoz1! You might also want to check with the folks in the "Check Engine" Light discussion to see if they have any ideas for you.
#3623 of 3978 A rumble/vibration noise in a 2004 Solara 4-cyl
Oct 21, 2005 (2:37 pm)
Several times a week I stop at a light with my foot on the brake, and hear a noise like a chopper overhead, although not that loud. If I hold the brake pedal and ease the RPMs up 100 or so the noise stops. Anyone else have this problem?
#3624 of 3978 Re: A rumble/vibration noise in a 2004 Solara 4-cyl [loucopits]
Oct 23, 2005 (4:11 am)
Check with your dealer as i think there might be a issue with the motor mounts on the 4cyl models.
#3625 of 3978 Help with a couple of thing
Oct 25, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I bought a used 2001 solara 15 months ago and have had relatively few problems with it. Since I love the car, I'd like to resolve the few problems that I have had.
My car has always been taken care of exceptionally well, had 76k miles on it when I bought it - a little too many but they were mostly highway miles - and its rear sway bar had been replaced (for fun not due to malfunction).
One thing that annoys me is that when I apply brakes at high speeds, the car "trembles". The "tremble" is slight but I can feel it in the steering wheel.
Secondly, it makes a wierd noise, kind of a shrilling sound, every morning from somewhere near the rear sway bar. The noise lasts about 10-15 mins and then its gone for the entire day. My mechanic has been unable to diagnose this problem. Any pointers ?
Thirdly, I feel that the car's grip on the road is not super good, especially compared to my wife's Audi A4 quattro. Is there a fix for this ?
Lastly, I'd like to replace the headlights with the "Euro" headlights that all new cars have. Are there instructions available anywhere so I can do this myself ?
Thanks a lot guys ! This is a great forum.
#3626 of 3978 2004 Solara SLE Conv. Tires
Oct 26, 2005 (4:16 pm)
The Bridgestone tires on my 2004 Solara need replacing after 17000 miles. Has anyone else gotten such lousy mileage out of these expensive tires?
Oct 26, 2005 (9:05 pm)
The wear and tear on tires is much more related to driving habit. I know of a friend who changes tires around every 20K on his Maxima. I usually change the tires on my Lexus SC300 around every 35K, which is very good considering that this vehicle uses relatively soft tires (93H Rating). I changed the tires of my Seqouia at 55K. My 06 Solara is only one month old, so I have nothing to say about it. I am a relatively cautious driver.
The bottom line is that 17K for your tires is awfully low. You will need 6 changes to make 100K. Yes, sometimes the tires can be bad too. But for four of them wearing out at the same time, it's not likely to be a tire defect.
#3628 of 3978 Re: 2004 Solara SLE Conv. Tires [dooer]
Oct 27, 2005 (1:49 pm)
Typical Bridgestones...my 04 has about 8k on them and they are half gone!
Also the ones on my previous 2000 Solara did not last either.
#3629 of 3978 Bridgestones tires
Oct 31, 2005 (9:11 pm)
Now you're getting me worried. My month-old Solara has Bridgestones also. It has 1500 miles now, and I guess 15,500 more miles to go.... Anyone has a suggestion for a replacement? I might need a set of 4 in 10 months.