1997 Toyota Camry

1997 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 129500 miles

So, I have a 97 toyota camry that is beginning to tick me off! I mean, it stops for no obvious reason! Ive taken it to (honestly) 10 professional mechanics and auto places and they dont know what could be wrong. They have hooked millions of wires and computers and scanners to my car, and the car isnt showing any error. It just says, that my car is in good condition and it is drivable. But how can it be drivable if it stops every time im slowing down? I literally, hate stopping at a stop sign, traffic light or even slowing down for a yellow light or for a pedestrian because it will definitly stop on me. The lights that show up when you first start your car are the lights that show up when my car wants to or is about to stop. Then the steering wheel will lock on me! I mean, I dont know how I have been surviving in that car when it stops. It scares me! It never stops when Im literally driving it, like 20-40mph but when Im reaching 10mph, it will begin to jerk and all the wonderful Christmas lights will come on! Come on! What could be wrong with this car? Everything shows that theres nothing with this car. Along with other mechanics and others like auto zone, I have teared this car open, removed ALL plugs that plugs into something, examine those cords and the ones that dont look too pleasing, I spent money to replace, then I put this car together, BUT IT STILL STOPS when Im slowing down! WHAT could be going on? This isnt a safe car!
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Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 10:27 PM

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Hi there,

I need to ask a hep of questions first.

What does it idle like cold in the morning in neutral.
What is the hot idle like in neutral.
Do you have a tacho and can you report both readings.
Does it stall in gear sitting in the drive.
In park idling hot what does it do if you push the brake on.
Can you hear a noise (air ) with your foot on the brake.
That will do to start with.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 10:46 PM

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