THE ENGINE WILL START NORMALLY BUT THEN SLOWLY ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 150,000 MILES

The engine will start normally but then slowly bog down and shut off after maybe 4 seconds. It will start right up again and if you keep revving the engine, it will stay running. But as soon as you let off the accelerator, it bogs down and shuts off. Any thoughts on the cause?

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 10:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Is the Malfunction Indicator Light showing?
Symptoms indicates a fault with the idle control system and if there are no trouble codes, cleaning the throttle biody abd IAC should help.

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 AT 3:46 PM
  • Tiny
  • Colfrbn2001
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Is the Malfunction Indicator Light the same as the check engine light? If so, yes. It has been on awhile(a couple months). Checked it when it first came on and the code indicated the O2 sensor. Never fixed it.

Since the original post, it won't start at all. Not turning over or anything.

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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 3:52 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Yes MIL is the Check Engine Light.

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over

Check out the link above.

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 AT 7:16 PM

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