The car cut off while I was driving

Tiny
DEEANN919
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  • 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY
While I was driving the car cut off and now It will not restart. I'm thinking it may be the fuel pump but not sure any suggestions
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 12:31 PM

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Tiny
LEGITIMATE007
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Will it turn over? if not, check connections and terminals for corrosion and cracks.

This guide can help fix it

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Yes but it will not start. I took the back seat out and tried to start the car and the fuel pump makes a whining noiise. I also sprayed carb cleaner in the intake and it still would not start. Don't know where to go from here. Thanks for your help
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Sunday, September 7th, 2008 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
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If your pump makes a noise then its probably still good, YOur gonna need to check fuel pressure (fuel pressure regulator) and spark.
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 12:21 PM
Tiny
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https://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_engine_ignition_system.htm
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Monday, September 8th, 2008 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
SWIFTY784
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I have fuel all the way to the fuel filter under the hood if I loosen the out on fuel filter just a eighth of a turn the car will start but not run well cuz the gas is spraying everywhere if I tighten it back up it wont even try to start
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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You need to start from scratch. You need 3 things to run, compression, fuel pressure and spark.

You need a specific amount of fuel pressure to start and is checked with a guage.

From your description, you may have a timing belt failure.

Roy
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SHARON2034
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Ive had the cars to several mechanics who changed several parts and the car still will just stop running while I am driving. It does this at no particular time.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Sharon2034,

Thank you for the donation.

When engine stalled, were the dash indicator light showing?
Does it stall only when slowing down?
What is the iding speed?
When engin stalled, were you able to restart?
What parts have been replaced?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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No lights stalls are on also when coming to stop

1000 RPMS

Yes it will restart, but it sounds like it is starving for gas

Plugs, wires, timing chain, I don't recall if any of the packs were replaced
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Do you mean it was difficult to restart?

If that is the case, you might have a failing fuel pump which stops intermittently. Check its relay as well.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
FOONANAS
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Car will crank fine but shuts off when you put it in gear. If I happen to keep it cranked while in drive it has little to no power. Where do I start?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi foonanas,

Start by getting a tuneup done.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
FOONANAS
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Really. Standard tune up was done 6 months ago. You really think I need to do that again?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Anything can happen in six months time.
How long has this problem been occurring?
Is the Check Engine Lamp indicating and have you tried to retrieve for trouble codes?
What is the idling speed?

One of the common cause for loss of performance would be the Mass Air Flow sensor. Get it checked.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOEYCHENZ
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When I completely stop the car at a stop sign or traffic light, sometimes the engine would shut off. Sometimes when I stop and go on first gear, the engine would want to shut off also, if I kept on gas it more, than it wouldn't shut off but it would be on and off for a second. When I brake kind of fast and then tried to go on first gear, the car would be on and off.

Thank you
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The description you gave is very vague so it could be a whole lot of things. My first guess however is your torque converter. Your car is getting up there in age and the torque converter might be going bad. It is is sticking then it will slow down the engine because it needs more turning force to start to turn. I suggest taking it to a shop and have them test drive it to see if that's whats wrong with it. If it that is it it will be expensive so shop around
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
METI1234
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Hi my name is met and I have a 93 toyota camry le that always stalls out after a short period of driving. Wen I start my car or rev it past 4000 rpms the car doesnt try to stall out but after I continue driving a block or two the problem persists and I have to rev again. Can u help me I dont wanna put money into the car for no reason, I already fixed motor mounts for no reason but still problem continue and I got a tune up a year ago. Plese help
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ALEXANDERSMAMA2010
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The EGR Valve's are notorious for getting clogged up and needing cleaning or replacement, but that task is about as difficult as just replacing the fuel filter on the car and seeing if that resolves the stalling issue.

We live in Alaska, and have a 93 Camry LE with the EXACT same problems, I cleaned the EGR Valve to no avail so today we are changing the fuel filter.
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Thursday, June 18th, 2020 AT 9:59 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Bad news if its the EGR Valve, it cost $180 to replace and it has to be prepaid for because it has to come from Toyota themselves, good news if its the Fuel Filter, it cost $10 and should be in stock at your nearest auto parts store.
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