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Toyota Solara



  • ed1234ed1234 Posts: 5
    Thanks for your reply, 2k1trd

    I have read somewhere that the front upper strut mounts problem will keep returning, just a couple months after we fix it, is that true?

  • mak750mak750 Posts: 3
    Please read #4451 - 'Oil Gel Campaign'
  • mhs7386mhs7386 Posts: 33
    Can you take the Solara into a regular car wash?
  • 2k1trd2k1trd Posts: 301
    I highly doubt it...i have done a ton of them and never had any comebacks.
  • cooldad24cooldad24 Posts: 162
    This issue bothers me a year after acquiring the coupe with 3.3 V6. When first time I send it in for Alignment, I was told by the manager that my driver side cam is tilt inward (vertical misaligned) and the design is not for adjustable. I called Toyota twice in the past year but no one really know if there is sulotion. Today I was force to replace both tires on the left (I rotate the tires every 5 to 6K) due to uneven worn with silghtly less than 15K in mileage. One of them can barely see the track at the outer edge. The reason is alignment problem. I was told there is after market adjustable cam to replace the original to solve this issue. Does anyone else has the same problem? How do you resolve it? Please help so I don't have to buy another pair in the next 15K. Those tires are very expansive. We are talking about $190 to $240 each then plus other fee. Ouch!
  • 2k1trd2k1trd Posts: 301
    Yes you can replace the strut bolt with a adjustable type aftermarket bolt.As far as your tire wear issues,negative camber will wear the inside of the tire.You claimed that the outer section was wearing out.I personally think that your alignment is not getting done correctly... Also make sure you are running about 35 psi in all tires.
  • cooldad24cooldad24 Posts: 162
    Do you know where can I get it? Thanks.
  • 2k1trd2k1trd Posts: 301
    Check your local Napa store.
  • Are 17" tires supposed to have 32psi?
  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USPosts: 793
    Yes, according to Tire Guides, the 17" on a Toyota Camry Solara are supposed to be inflated to 32 psi.

    But just to be sure, check your vehicle placard. I'm not sure where the placard is on Toyota's but they are usually on the doorpost or in the glove box.
  • I have a horrible smell inside the car. The smell is only once in a while, but smells like burnt rubber or sewer. It lasts only for a minute or two and then is gone. It is after I have been driving for 15 or 20 minutes. I have a 99 Solara SLE with 90k miles. I first noticed the smell about 10k miles ago. I also have the knocking strut noise from the front, wiich from previous posts, appears to be the top strut supports. Can someone please shed some light on what this smell is and how to get rid of it?? I also have the chrome paint chipping from my grill on the front of the car. Any suggestions on where to get a reasonable priced replacement??
    Thanks in advance for all your help!!
  • Hi guys,
    I bought a 99 Solara SLE in April 05. When I bought the car, the Automatic climate control LCD was cracked. I am not sure if the unit works or not (since the LCD is cracked), but I want the LCD to display so I am looking for a replacement unit. I am under the impression that the heater will not work till I change the unit (because of the cracked LCD). Is there any site where I can an automatic climate control unit for a cheap price?
    thanks all
  • tvortvor Posts: 1
    I have a 99 solara se I just picked up with 20k original miles on it. But the right front strut mount is clunking. Shoulda paid more attention when they said they replaced the tires because they were worn. :mad:

    Where can I find specifics on how to pull and replace the struts - or just the mounts since really all that is bad.
  • 2k1trd2k1trd Posts: 301
    Just have someone change the uppper strut mounts and have it aligned and you should be good to go.
  • Uh... "Boneless Chicken"??? What does that mean?

    Other than a soft supsension, I find my '06 SLE Convertible to be quite stable...

    As for the stereo that others have mentioned, I have the JBL "premium" stereo package, but it leaves a little to be desired. I can't seem to hear any diff when driving or standing still, even though it is supposed to automatically adjust for road/wind noise. I doubt that I will keep it stock very long... ;)
  • rblelandrbleland Posts: 312
    After 6 and 1/2 years of pleasurable ownership of a '99 Solara SLE V6 Coupe, we have traded it plus one other vehicle, for a new 2006 Solara SLE V6 Coupe in Black with the Stone (dark grey) leather interior. The '99 has only 71,000kms on it and has been a perfect car (it's my wife's daily driver). It has been zero hassle and we have had no trouble with it at all. Hopefully the 2006 will be as good. I am keeping my '05 Highlander AWD V6 with leather pkg so we remain a two-Toyota twosome. Get the new one tomorrow, wife is excited.
  • Anybody can help with these maintenance question please:

    Solara SE V6 Convertible 2004, 67,000 miles

    1. When does the automatic transaxle fluid need to be replaced? Is there a filter to replace as well? No word in the owner's manual about the replacement schedule of ATF.
  • Do you mean the transmission Fluid? It depends on driving condition, driving pattern and, as my guessing, highway mostly or local. Rule of thumb is every 30k, you should replace it and I don't recall there is filter. Some GM has lifetime transmission design but better replace every 60k at least.
  • Thanks for the info. It is mostly highway. My previous Accord had a manufacturere suggested replacement of ATF every 30K. The newer Hondas need replacement every 100K.
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