A month ago I brought this vehicle to the dealer because it started (out of the blue) hesitating and choking while going into first and second gears. Sometimes there would be no power at all until I pressed the fuel a couple of times. I have to rev it high like a race car at stop lights and in traffic just to keep from stalling and struggling to regain any power/speed. At the time, the check engine light was on, as well, but that is fixed. Toyota replaced the oxygen sensor. That did not fix the hesitating and choking problem at all. Two days later, they cleaned part of the throttle body. That did not fix the problem either. Then I took it to an independent repairman with twelve previous years of experience working for Toyota service department. He fixed the EMC wire short- replaced the EMC, replaced the VSV valve and modulator, completely cleaned the throttle body. These did not fix the problem. I brought it back to him and this time he replaced the in-tank filter and the fuel filter. While all these things did improve how the car runs, nothing fixed the hesitating and choking at all. The mechanic said the only other thing he can think that would help is replacing the catalytic converter and/or the engine. I feel like there must be something else that might fix the problem. What can you tell me? Thanks!
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 AT 3:56 PM