1995 Toyota Camry engine dies

Tiny
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
After driving the car for about 15-30 min. The engine will die when you brake to stop or make a turn.

I changed the plugs, but the problem did not go away. It's like it's not idling fast enough after the engine get to normal operating temperature.

The check engine light is not on when the engine dies.

There also seems to be a miss when the engine is running.
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 9:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you can you give me the exact model of your vehicle. Is it a 2 door coupe or a 4 door sedan or a wagon. Also, is it a DX, LE, SE, or XLE. Last your engine size in liter
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Saturday, January 3rd, 2009 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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It is a 1995 camry LE 4 door sedan 4 cylinder 2200
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Well, just a couple of things..............

Do you know how to check the codes for your car?

Next, it sounds like it may be your Idle Air Control Valve....IAC. I have attached some checks for you to try.

An IAC (idle air control) motor is designed to adjust the engine idle RPM speed by opening and closing an air bypass passage inside the throttle body. The car computer or ECM (electronic control module) receives information from various sensors and will output signals to adjust the IAC motor in or out to adjust engine idle speed by controlling engine idle air. An IAC motor can fail one of two ways, either the motor short circuits and stops working or the motor will develop high resistance and cause the IAC control motor to react slowly, either failure will cause the engine to stall at idle. When a trouble code scan is performed it sometimes won't always detect a failed or weak IAC motor. To check the IAC motor remove the unit, with the wires connected turn the key to the "on" position without starting the engine, the IAC should move in or out. If the IAC motor does nothing it has probably failed, replace it with a new unit and recheck system. note: while the IAC motor is removed clean (use aerosol carburetor cleaner) the passages the IAC uses to control idle air speed

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 AT 10:42 PM

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