1992 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 63000 miles
My '92 Camry has been intermittently stalling at stop signs, red light, in stop and go traffic. When it is started cold, it starts strong, idle is a bit high, then drives relatively normal until the car is warmed up. Once warm, engine will intermittently sputter/stall when stopped. The idle will sit at 800, then sometimes drop lower and stall or sputter.
Today is stalled on the highway in traffic. It would crank but not turn over for about 5-10 minutes (trying every minute or so). It finally started, I kept the RPM's up by slightly hitting gas with my foot on the brake to get through traffic. When I got home, the car sat outside my house for 10-15 minutes running with no problem at all.
Mechanics cannot seem to replicate the problem, but checked my vacuum lines, air intake hose, egr valve, cleaned throttle body, no codes are being thrown. They tell me all of the above seem okay.
The two problems that seem to share the most similarities that I have found on forums are the ECT sensor going bad, and the coil inside the distributor (although my distributor was replaced about 18 months ago?).
Any thoughts? This has been going on for months, and nobody seems to have any clue. Please help
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 6:54 PM