Engine Performance problem
1996 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
My '96 Camry started developing and intermittent idle drop about 2 days ago. This happens mainly when the engine has warmed up a bit, and also if it is at normal temp. If I stop the car and have my foot on the break while it is in gear the idle dips about 150rpm or so and goes back up. The dip is enough to feel like a shudder or a misfire. It can hold steady for a few seconds, then dip and come back up, and this can go on for a bit and then stop happening. The car does not stall. If I flip it into neutral or park the idle stays steady and does not drop at all. If I am in gear and it is dipping and I happen to accelerate it at that moment it sometimes feels as though it misses a couple of times when I start the accelleration and then everything is normal. If I am driving around everything is normal and there are no misfires.
What has been checked so far: trouble codes - there were none. Plugs have been pulled & checked. Cap & rotor checked and were ok.
Any ideas on what does this? The rest of the time it starts fine and does not stall!
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 6:58 AM