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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 ... Read More
I'm sure I'll get several resounding answers on this issue, but here's my problem: I have a 2000 Celica GT with 104,000 miles on it. It's never had any problems and has always had regular maintenance. Within the past year, it started consuming oil at an incredible rate. I'm dumping at least 2 quarts a month into it. There's no noticeable change in the exhaust, though, nor any other problems/symptoms of ... Read More
Looking for a reasonably priced, reasonably miled engine for a 2002 toyota celica gt. Preferably a J-Spec. I am having trouble finding anything that would safice. If you know where i can get one please let me know.
Engine redline was always at 7,800 rpm. The only thing that Toyota did was revise the point at which the fuel cutoff occurs. I've got one of the earlier cars with the higher fuel cutoff point... :) I wasn't aware of the drive-by-wire throttle. And honestly, I'm not sure why a 17" rim would require a drivetrain modification. I'm assuming (but don't know) that a lower profile tire would have been ... Read More
In 2002 there were a few changes to the celica that I know of. The engine redline was set at 7,800, the manual six speed recieved a drive by wire throttle, and a 17" tire was added as an option. I saw something about a transmission change for the 17" tire, which is what my car has, but I can't find the article again. I imagine there would have to be ... Read More
Is this a widespread problem on the '02 to '05 models? What did Toyota change in the 6sp manual from the '00 models? I've got an '00 Celica GTS w/ the 6spd with 140k miles on the odo. Original clutch; the only problems with the tranny is that it is somewhat balky about the 5-4 downshift. Otherwise, it's still fine.
I own girlfriend also owns a gts celica. I had to replace the clutch plate at the same time that pattio did. The output shaft assembly, 4 bearings, and 1st and 6th gear also were just replaced at 37,000 miles. I am trying to get in touch with other 2002-2005 gts celica owners to see if they have been experiencing the same problems. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to hear it's fixed, and that you are correcting your clutch habits. Let us know how things are going or if you have any questions. There are also some good websites to help you with driving a stick correctly to avoid spending the $1,100!! Love the GTS Celica, by the way!
Thanks for the input. the clutch has been fixed, and i am having someone observe my driving to make improvements-- the new clutch does "feel" different than the original factory one, so we'll see. It turned out to cost 1,100, but ouch!
Must be slipping the clutch way too much. First thing after it is fixed, have someone who gets at least 125k out of a clutch ride with you to check your clutch skills.
Odd. My '00 GTS is currently at a bit over 133k miles - with the original clutch (although I'm rarely in stop'n'go traffic). 36k seems WAY early to me. Are you lightly resting your foot on the clutch as you drive?
My 2000 GTS has 49,000 miles and no clutch problems yet. Shifter cable broke that cost $900 but thats it. Thinking again about selling and getting a GTO!
My 2002 Celica only has 36,000 miles on it (4 years old) (mostly city driving), and I have to replace the entire clutch and flywheel for $1255. I was wondering if anyone else had a clutch go prematurely. I'm not the best manual driver, but I didn't expect that to go until much higher mileage. I don't really like the idea of having to replace this every 36,000 miles. I have ... Read More
I'm interested in a 1998 Celica GT hatch with almost 80K miles. It has leather and a sunroof. Can anyone please give me some insight as to how well these things are built and what problems a model with this age might have? I currently own a loaded 1996 Corolla DX and am a strong believer in Toyota and Honda products. I was originally looking for a similar Celica when I ... Read More
Ok, I see; so you're saying that the current celica GT-S is the descendent of the Corolla GTS in spirit. It'd be interesting if Toyota decided to make a performance version of the new Corolla (not that silly S-type package). Interesting discussion. Thanks for sharing the info, all. Btw, I think the actual engine cutoff for the current GT-S engine is 8200 (except for the 2002 Celica GT-S, which had an ... Read More
A while ago, I said I'd provide my own scorecard on how I rate coupes in this class. Well, here it is (fairly self-explanatory). I hope the formatting comes out OK. 2002 2003 2002 2003 2002 Acura Hyundai M-B Mitsu Toyota RSX Tiburon C230 Eclipse Celica Subjective Criteria Type-S GT V6 Coupe GTS GT-S Ergonomics/Driver Comfort 10% 8 6 7 8 8 Engine Performance 20% 8 7 6 7 6 Handling/Braking/Steering ... Read More
In the May 2002 issue of Car and Driver, the reviewers ranked these five cars in the following order: 5.) 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo S 4.) 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 2.) (tie) 2003 Mitsu Eclipse GTS 2.) (tie) 2002 Toyota Celica GTS 1.) 2002 Acura RSX Type S Good reading. The magazine has tables which C&D left out on their Web site: http://www.caranddriver.com/xp/Caranddriver/comparisontests/2002/may/200205_comparo_sportcoupes.xml
Moderator (Revka or Shifty), can we include the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS to compare with the 2002 Acura RSX Type S and 2002 Toyota Celica GTS? Or maybe also against 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V6? I'm curious as to how this refreshed Eclipse does. Thanks.
From Edmunds' Daily Headlines section, here's an article that you may find interesting: Toyota adds wings to 2002 Celica. (This is not a permanent link.) Thanks for your comments. Revka Host Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
I currently drive a 2002 Toyota Celica GT-S w/ 6sp manual. So far it has been a great little car. I have not had any problems with it, and surprisingly no speeding tickets. Snugglez, I don't know what other cars you are considering, but if you are looking at sport coupes the Celica is a great choice. A recent Consumer Reports article placed the Celica GT-S just behind the WRX and ... Read More
KPHO - I'd suggest you drive both and I think you'll find the GT & GTS auto have about the same acceleration. Sergeis indicates his GT auto gets to 60 in 8.5 sec, that's 1.5 sec faster than my GTS auto (10 sec). That combined with the difference in fuel cost (premium vs. regular)the GT is a clear winner. The only down side is no leather or 4 wheel discs. Hell, ... Read More
Hi! The Celica is a very nice car. But it's not the car for you and your household. With limited money...you need something that will hold up for a long time and that doesn't need inconvenient repairs that can occur when you least expect it. My advice is to stick with a Toyota, or maybe even Honda. I think the Honda Civic is overpriced though for what you get. Corolla is ... Read More
Yes, Toyota is 'revising' the transmission for the next model year. I don't think it has been announced wheather they will fine tune the 6-speed, or go back to a more reliable 5-speed. Anyone know?