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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
75,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace gears and bearings (2 reports)
2003 Toyota Celica transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Toyota Celica Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182008

Celica GT 1.8L 4

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,000 miles


This is my second Celica and my last Toyota. I had a 1990 Celica that I should have kept. It would have lasted a second 180,000 miles. Instead, I have a 2003 with a little over half that mileage and I'm spending almost half its value to fix. Not sure what has happened to Toyota...

- , Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062006

(reported on)

Celica GT

  • 75,000 miles

At 75,000 miles the transmission needed to be rebuilt and with new bearings and gears. The mechanic told me that recently 3 other celicas with just 60,000 miles came in with the exact same problem.

- , Oroville, CA, USA

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