1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 149800 miles
My Camry (1996 LE four door) has a stalling problem when you accelerate too fast or go onto the highway. It's not while your driving, but when you go to stop. The car's RPMs will drop really hard and the slower you get, the engine will slowly sputter out. The rpm goes down to 200 and the car shakes a lot. The car will then struggle for a few moments to stay on and bounce between 200 and 500 rpm before finally shutting off and displaying the check engine light and the oil light. Then, I just put the car in park and start it while giving it some gas and it starts up and runs fine.
It all started after I accidentally skimmed a large puddle and was particularly bad in wet weather for a while.
I had a mechanic look at it and they replaced the distributor cap and wires saying they were bad and causing it, but it returned the next day.
I noticed that when I avoid the highway and keep the rpms below 3000 when driving, it doesnt happen. I also put the a/c on if I think it's idling too low to keep it running.
My research has led me to believe it's either a dirty EGR valve or a bad fuel filter.
The car has 149,800 miles with new spark plugs and I just got an oil change.
Please help, thanks!
Friday, February 8th, 2008 AT 12:51 AM