2004 Toyota Solara, unsure of what's wrong with my car!!!!! Tranny/Electrical??

Asked by Feb 07, 2016 at 02:05 PM about the 2004 Toyota Camry Solara SE Sport V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2004 Solara has been operating fine, I drove to LA over the grapvine
doing about 80 mph the whole way, a total of 130 miles without any issues.
Once heading back north entering onto the 405 with heavy traffic my dash
stops working, RPM's, Speedometer both dropped to 0, check engine,
brake lights begin flashing, as well as losing power to accelerate. Needless
to say I freaked out!!! The car regained power as I was veering over to exit
the highway to figure out what to do. It kept going in and out every few
minutes, until I could pull over to safety, Thankfully I was able to do so. We
checked the transmission fluid it was full, my car can operate in automatic
or shift manually (up/down shift), we figured out that we could use the
manual shifting & have no issues whatsoever, other than the check engine
light remaining on. So we safely made it home, after a few hours of being
home the check engine light is off & I'm able to use automatic shifting
without everything quitting again. What could possibly be going on with my
car?

2 Answers

65,425

I would check the battery and charging system and make sure you have clean and tight connections at the battery. Your problem is probably something else but you should eliminate the battery and alternator as a possible cause. Intermittent problems are hard to find and fix as you know. I would check and see if there are any codes stored in the computer.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thank you I'll do that!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Camry Solara Questions

Toyota Camry Solara Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 590
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 480
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Corolla
851 Great Deals out of 70,589 listings starting at $1,874
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Avalon
201 Great Deals out of 12,905 listings starting at $1,600
Used Honda Civic
812 Great Deals out of 88,108 listings starting at $1,299
Used Honda Accord Coupe
178 Great Deals out of 10,569 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler Sebring
29 Great Deals out of 2,834 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
941 Great Deals out of 30,259 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Celica
4 Great Deals out of 367 listings starting at $1,511
Used Honda Civic Coupe
208 Great Deals out of 16,555 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Tacoma
472 Great Deals out of 41,590 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
891 Great Deals out of 67,126 listings starting at $1,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.