20 Most Recent 2004 Toyota Solara Questions & Answers

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2004 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 20, 2017

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2004 Toyota... | Answered on Nov 06, 2017

its in fuse box in engine compartiment

2004 Toyota... | Answered on May 19, 2017

it may be anything from a vacuum leak to a throttle positioning sensor, idle speed solenoid. Have it scanned & get the live readings.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 21, 2017

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2004 Toyota... | Answered on Dec 24, 2016

Let it idle w out driving...afta disconnectn batt

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 20, 2016

Behind it by head light under hood gotta reach hand in there may have to remove few things to get to it. Need help firrcrkr24@yahoo.com let me know:)

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 21, 2015

Faulty ignition switch

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Oct 03, 2015

Check your fuses for your horn first. I'm not sure if you may have 2 fuses....one for the low and one for the high note. If that checks out ok, it's possible you may have to replace.

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Aug 30, 2015

? no engine stated of the many.
cranks, ok? fast and normal???? or weak....and slow, 250rpm is norm.
12vdc good to EFI ,ok (power sure)
spark is next. not fuel. ever. same for carbs to EFI.
check spark if spark is good, try test fuel if test fuel fails it flooded
or the engine has lost compression in 1 or more cylinders 4 to 6 ?
then if test fuel works<<<< we attack fueling. last.
fuel pressure at spec? using a real gauge not sounds. or dribbles.

you using turns over to mean starts and runs? lots of parts turn over.
Running is and end goal and full engine power.

The EFI will not inject fuel if it even suspect spark is bad.
so spark is 2x more important than carbs (logic in the ECU)
this is for fire safety.

my motto:
No engine. (or transmission type A/T or M/T?, if that is in question)
NO HELP (or your joy)

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Apr 23, 2015

no engine stated, i cant guess.... but. ill pretend 3.3L v6
the fsm covers this, as does alldata.com
you want me to type out what is there, all the time.
unscrew it , pull it
put in new.
tighten screw
its index marked for timing. do not force it on, it must be key engaged. ( like putting a key in the front door lock) same.

if the PCM scans show it not failing it is NOT.
did you scan it running, is it running at all? gee post symptoms.
the 3.5L has 4 VVT sensors.
so not stating engine, makes all answers near useless, even mine.
what work on and if you dont know what is there/??????

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

no what matters is if the pulses are good.
and the transmission not slipping.
the TCM is not genious level yet.

are you asking what P0500 means.
or want us to tell you all things stated in fSM for this code.
what? guessing you can do .
ever heard of alldata.com (DIY)
ever read that page on 500s?
i guess not.
3.3L v6 ?
Trouble Code Conditions: P0500
The ECM detects following conditions simultaneously for 2 secnonds (1 trip detection logic):
No SPD (speed sensor) signal while ECM detects NC (trans­mission counter gear) signal is more than 300 RPM Park/Neutral position switch is OFF (When shift lever is in other than P and N positions) Possible Causes:
  • Open or short in speed sensor circuit
  • Speed sensor
  • Combination meter
  • ECM
  • Skid control ECU
im trying to decode that too, the sensors
are called, C3 counter gear sensor, and Turbin T3 sensor
but the book keeps changing names in the book.

i think it means, counter gear shows correct RPM
but the turbine gear sensor T3 is dead.
while in gear. is too hard for them to say. so i said it.
and my guess, moving,
after all transmission slip moving
in fact i can scan your car and prove that
i scan it in park, then indrive, no moving
got 500s, or are 500 happening flogging engine.

but the ECU signal is either dead for turbine sensor or is way too slow. see incongruity from 300+ rpm on counter gear.

500 means dead, not intermittant.
i looked at all codes for turbine.

so my best guess (no real fsm only alldata)
is Turbine is the clutch sensor. (input rpm to trans-clutch)
and counter gear is tail shaft sensor.? (output speed)
so the front clutch sensor is dead
or being grounded out, or is not connected, (rusty conns?)

Most FSM made do a poor job, at showing possible bad parts.

here is better
  1. the sensor is weak or dead
  2. the sensor connections are bad.
  3. the sensor, signals do not arrive at the PCM /TCM, due to bad wires, or anything on that line shorting that line out.
  4. better (yes?, this is electronics) no a parts swap game.

if the car drives ok then the trans does not slip.
the TCM sees both ends and can detect, bad sensors or gross slip.
i think it means bad sensor. in this case only.

what does this mean?
  1. having difficulty locating it
can buy one, find one, can't insert it, or?

2004 Toyota... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

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