Question about 2004 Toyota Solara

1 Answer

Brake fluid replacement, 2004 Solara

Hi, is this a DIY job? I've done this many times on old British cars but never on a modern Japanese car with ABS. Any special techniques or is this a job for the professional? Approximate cost for professional, (excluding other stuff like pads, etc)?
thnx. Peter

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 97 Answers

The ABS shouldn't present any issues in bleeding / replacing the fluid that wouldn't be problems in a pre ABS system, HOWEVER, the consequences of not doing the job correctly (i.e.: introducing air into the system) could be considerably more troublesome AND hard to correct! So proceed with caution an make sure NOT to run the reservoir dry or back-**** air through the bleeder valve.

A vacuum bleeder would be preferred over the pedal pumping partner, just to help prevent the above probs...

Hope this helps, and good luck!


Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Bill Bellomy
    Bill Bellomy Jun 09, 2008

    The **** is a derivatve of suction that this site has on it's prohibited word list (Without considering context)




1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

ABS and brake light come on

Had the same thing happen on my 02 S10. Had to replace the module. I got one from the junkyard. There are also places you can send it in for rebuild. If you want to DIY, maybe try googling for videos on it. Youtube probably has some. No idea if they work or not

May 20, 2017 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer


You have to remove the brake line, cap it with the cover for the bleed valve, then unbolt the caliper (two bolts), pull the caliper, remove the old pads, compress the piston back into the caliper body (i did this by hand after 135,000 miles, no sweat), then install the new pads, "spring/clip", and reinstall the caliper. I've never before had to remove a brake line and unbolt the calpier to replace brakes, and I've done ALOT of brake jobs

Nov 19, 2011 | 2004 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

2004 safari van ABS indicator warning light

When this warniing light usually comes on, means that you have a failed wheel speed sensor but these vehicles are common for the ABS module to fail causing the same problem. You can back probe the wires comming out of each wheel speed sensor with the wheel lifted in the air and check for ac voltage as you spin the wheel.

What ever sensor does not put out voltage needs to be replaced if they all seeem to work it is likely the ABS module. But before you replace any parts you would want to have the ABS module checked for codes at one of your local shops that has a high end scantool that can access those codes. If some job was make there, I suggest re-check harnesses connections and right tight.

Hope this helps and just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 01, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What kind of brake fluid does a 2004 toyato solara sport wit a V-6 take?

HI toyota calls for DOT 3 fluid you can find this at any parts store.

Aug 27, 2010 | 2004 Toyota Solara

1 Answer

Brake pedal

You will need to bleed the brake fluid again starting at the furthest wheel cylinder working your way up to the closest to the master cylinder. This way you will remove all air from the lines. Do the master cylinder last. The ABS must be done as well before the master cylinder

May 23, 2010 | 2002 Toyota Camry Solara

1 Answer

2004 x3 rear brake pad replacement diy

You Can probably accomplish this yourself if you have a brake pad warning light or ABS/ASC light on you may need a BMW tech to reset the system to complete the job.

Jul 02, 2009 | 2004 BMW 3 Series

1 Answer

Low brake pedal

You may have a bad brake Booster and it could have brake fluid in it.
Also you may want to try a complete brake fluid flush.

Oct 07, 2008 | 1995 Chevrolet Lumina

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Toyota Solara Logo

Related Topics:

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

78257 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides