My car dies after coming to a complete stop

Tiny
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  • 2003 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 97,700 MILES

Bought a new battery and alternator tested o.K. What would be causing this? My car died on me and was told I needed a new battery. After new battery installed, car wouldn't stay started unless I gave it gas. Car dies after coming to a complete stop, I throw it in park and restart it. What would be causing this?

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 12:13 AM

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Tiny
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After replacing the battery, the memory is wiped out in the computer. It needs an idle re learn. I suggest a shop to do this for you as it may involve the use of a scan tool.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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I didn't have this problem when I replaced the battery before.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 12:56 AM
Tiny
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It has been consistently dying on me for a few days now.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
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Ok, you did not give us that information.

Was the check engine light on? Could be a vacuum leak, mass air flow sensor, idle air control motor or the big hose from the air cleaner to the throttle body.

Roy

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 1:06 AM
Tiny
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Check engine light was on for day or so-now it is off.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 1:49 AM
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You need a shop to look at the history codes for the system that has the issue. Take it to a shop for a real diag.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help! I was debating about doing that-have a shade tree mechanic telling me I need an electronic throttle box. Thanks again.

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 2:18 AM
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Good luck

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 AT 1:32 PM

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