Car engine stalling

Tiny
KEMOY28
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  • 1987 TOYOTA CELICA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
My celica st162 keeps stalling then turn on and it idles poorly then dies, if I try to accelerate it dies, I cleaned the throttle body today but the problem became worst, it cough, stuttle and gives smoke through the throttle body and maf sensor when ever it stalls or die, please help me fix the problem
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Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 AT 6:23 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge auto parts rent it.
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 5:40 AM
Tiny
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Should be 33-38 psi with vacuum line disconnected from regulator. Check for a vacuum leak as well
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
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Today I clean the throttle body and it start then rev for a minute or so then it dies down and wont start after the rev, I check all the hose for vacuum leak and there was none, what else can I do?
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Thursday, March 10th, 2016 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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What I said in first reply
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 7:40 AM
Tiny
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Fixed a few things on it, now it starts and throttle and rev out nicely but after I rev it the rpm goes up to like 4000 and won't come back down till after a long period. When it does come down the rpm keeps jumping at idle. How to fix this issue?
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 6:03 PM
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Here is how you check the codes http://www.2carpros.com/articles/toyota-trouble-code-definitions-and-code-gathering-method-1990-1995 let us know what you find.
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Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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Clean throttle plate on both sides and iac hole with choke cleaner and check for a vacuum leak I have no other suggestions/replies to give you
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
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Have you plugged the spark plugs to see their condition?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2016 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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No I haven't but I'll check the sparks plug in the morning.
I found 2 vacuum hose that has torn. I replaced them but now it starts and then dies down completely. I'm planning on changing my tps. When I try to wiggle it the car gives no signal from the tps
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Sunday, March 13th, 2016 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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Scan for codes like I said in first reply and make sure any vacuum lines fixed are hooked up correctly
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Sunday, March 13th, 2016 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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I check the plugs and they were dry and smell of gas.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2016 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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Check for spark and check compression but make sure to scan for codes auto parts does for free. Do not guess on part replacement as they may be good.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2016 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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I can for codes and got obd1 code 24, igniter signal from ecu missing, I fixed it and the check light is gone but now I'm getting an a/c code and the car still dies after starting
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Thursday, March 24th, 2016 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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Please check fuel pressure it could be the root of the problem
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Thursday, March 24th, 2016 AT 12:26 PM

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