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#33 of 80 Check Engine light is ON
Oct 28, 2008 (4:19 pm)
I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT with 100,000 miles on it. Since last week, the check engine light has been turned ON.
I checked the GAS cap & its closed well as hinted within the manual.
I went to FIRESTONE to see what could be the issue. They were charging $100 to run the diagnosis alone.
The car has been in perfect shape with no issues so far. I would like to know what could be the possible issues & where can I go to get them solved ?
#34 of 80 Re: 2000 Celica GT Oil Consumption Problem [aventurine]
Nov 24, 2008 (9:47 am)
I AM HAVING A LOT OF THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH A 2001 CELICA I JUST GOT. ITS NOT SMOKING, AND NO LEAKS. BUT MY OIL IS GOING SOMEWHERE. I HAVE HAD THE CAR NOT EVEN A MONTH AND ALREADY I HAVE PUT 4 QTS OF OIL IN IT. THE CAR LOT I GOT IT FROM HAD JUST CHANGED THE OIL. I LOVE THIS CAR. THE GAS MILEAGE IS AWESOME BUT THE USE OF OIL IS AWFUL. THE CAR HANDLES GREAT. I DON'T GET THE OIL PROBLEM . IF YOU OR ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
#35 of 80 Re: 2000 Celica GT Oil Consumption Problem [CHARMON1972]
Dec 01, 2008 (1:00 am)
I have had the exact same problem. Car runs great. I get 30 city and 37 highway miles... what more can one ask of a non-hybrid. But it drinks oil like Craig Ferguson in an Irish Pub. Hey, may be that is the Secret of my car. It mixes oil and burns it up in just the right ratio... keeps the engine running smooth, no smoke, no leaks, occasionally when idling, you can "smell" the burning oil. I am not letting anyone open up a good working machine to change the gaskets. Hey, I just have to add a quart every Sunday. And if I travel long distance (I drive from Baltimore to New York and back the same day, on a tankful of gas, and have some left over), I just top of the oil when I park it. Don't worry, it passes Emissions Test too. I have changed the spark plugs after 40,000 miles. Unless the engine just falls apart by itself (in 20 years or so), I would just stick to routine maintenance and keep driving. Hi-ho Silver, away!
Jan 28, 2009 (6:12 pm)
I have been having the same problem with oil as CHARMON1972 and it is aggravating to keeping having to put oil in my Celica. There is no smoke and all the fluids are not taking on oil...so is it ok for her to be drinking that much oil? The problem became noticed after I did an oil change, and drove 9 hours out to where I go to college. Any ideas as to what is going on or proof that it is ok for her to drinking that much oil?
Feb 20, 2009 (6:41 pm)
As I said before, I still have to put in a quart of oil every sunday. I have got 204,000 miles on the Celica. I drive to my two jobs every day, 100 miles a day. Once a month I drive from West of Baltimore to New York. I repeat: I get 30 miles a gallon normal, and more on the highway. What more proof anyone needs... Celica is a great car. Maybe it should be linked with the Bunny that "Goes On and On and On..."
My friends want me to get rid of it or take to to a mechainic to get the "problem" fixed... Yeah, like I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned, and he loosened them up so bad, I have to keep going every four to six months or al the teeth are going to come off. Man, I regret the day I set foot in a dentist's office... just so I could use the insurance money. But that is another story...
#38 of 80 Re: 2000 Celica GT Oil Consumption Problem [aventurine]
Apr 10, 2009 (10:07 am)
I have seen this problem with several brands fof cars, increase oil compsuption and no smoking or leake. Check the radiator water for trails of oil and the oil cap for signs of water. white wax ( sign of contamination of oil due to water). If you find either of the signs or both then your problem most likely is the head gasket.
#39 of 80 Re: is my motor shot [celica861]
Apr 10, 2009 (10:12 am)
In most cars you need to bleed the system in order to remove the air form the lines or it will overheat regrdless the new parts. Need to to turn the heater on while filling the radiator in order to bleed the air out. In sone cars there is a bleeding screw either on top of the radiator or close to the thermostad housing. Hope this helps
#40 of 80 oil consumption problem
May 05, 2009 (11:10 am)
The oil consumption problem is on early models of the toyota 1zz-fe engines. anywhere from 98-02. The toyota corollas and geo prism has this problem also. it is a piston and piston ring problem. It's the way they were designed early on. the only way is to either replace the entire engine with one from a 2003+ corolla or replace with newer piston rings and pistons.
#42 of 80 Re: [celicafan]
May 06, 2009 (7:51 pm)
I have a 2001 Celica GT and it seems to be using 1 quart every 500-700 miles. On the hwy it seems to consumer more when driving over 75 MPH. In town, the car consumes less oil. It has the 1zz-fe engine. I've owned it since 75,000 miles and it now has 99,000. I have black oil specs on my bumper so I know it is coming out but it doesn't smoke or leak. At 80,000 miles I had the catalytic converter replaced under warranty. I get 31 MPG in town and 34 on the highway. I will seafoam the engine sometime this summer and see if consumption changes. I've used high mileage oil and that may last slightly longer but not much if any. I figure I need fewer oil changes since I replenish so much oil. I figure I will just keep keep adding oil. My guess is I will need to replace another catalytic converter after 75,000 more miles and the O2 sensors. The cost of that service at the dealer was $350. When gas prices go up, I have no problem trading the good mileage for a little extra oil use. Thanks for yet another confirmation that others have this problem.