1990 Toyota Camry Repair Question
Car will crank, but shuts off when i put it in gear.
starter would not make it stall.
first, get the battery and alternator tested. they are the first in your series of checks.
Alternator was replaced about 2 months ago. And the battery is less than a year old as well, any other idea of what it mite be? The guy who said it was something to do with the starter was a mechanic who was getting off work, he said it sounded like something to do with the starter wasnt firing. he said it was about 50 to fix. I just cant remember exactly what he said it was.
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still need to have the battery and alt tested no matter how old it is.
does the starter turn over the motor or click
I hooked some jumper cables to the battery when i tried to start it. the first time it started, but after it went dead when i put in in gear, i tried starting it again but it would only turn over and not start. then it would only click after i tried starting it for a while.
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ok, start with basic checks. fuel pressure, compression and spark.
The dead battery has resulted in the engine computer losings its memory and this is affecting the idle control causing the stalling.
Repeated cranking with a half-charged battery can cause the starter to fail to work. I would sugggest getting the battery fully charged, which requires quite some charging time if it is the non-maintenance type and has been drained.
The computer needs to relearn after power is restored and it takes some time too and with the battery charge in poor condition, it would be more difficult to get it to run correctly. Cleaning the throttle body and IAC would help speed up things.
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