2001 Toyota Camry 2001 Camry stalls

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2001 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 100k miles

Sir - My 2001 Camry was stalling,
First time happened year ago. Only 1 time. No issues since 1 year and now once a week, 100k miles, Performed throttle body and fuel injection cleaning 10 days ago (paid $160), but no use problem returned, this problem occurred especially when I hit the break hard at stop signals / High speed to sudden stop. I was able to restart engine again. I took dealer appointment again BUT I don't want to deal with trail and error with Toyota dealer, like replace Idle Air Control Valve if doesn't work then go with sensors then EGR system. Etc ETC, I have remote starter, installed 3 years ago with 3rd party, some body told me that some thing wrong with electrical connections but not 100% sure.

PLEASE ADVISE ASAP, Thanks in advance

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Thursday, October 30th, 2008 AT 10:41 PM

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Does the car stall going down the road or only when coming to a stop?

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Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 9:33 PM
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Hello

Well the first thing is I need more specifics on your vehicle. There are several Camry's, CE Sedan, LE Sedan, Solara SE, etc. Also the specific on the engine.

Next, please go to Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter.

Would you please check your fuel pressure also. This is important to see if your fuel pump has a steady flow and pressure.

Are you able to do checks yourself?

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Friday, October 31st, 2008 AT 9:33 PM
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Hi - only stop signals, Thanks

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 8:21 AM
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Thank you sir, My car is LE, will check error codes with Auto Zone, Thanks again

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Saturday, November 1st, 2008 AT 8:25 AM
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Thank you sir, My car is LE, will check error codes with Auto Zone, Thanks again[/quote:b166d01613]

SIR - Auto zone scaned Engine and there were NO ERROR CODES.

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 9:42 AM
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A question off the top of my head. Do you have vacuum power assist on your brakes?

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 10:18 AM
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Also, have you been able to check your fuel pressure yet? We would like to know what that is.

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 11:01 AM
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No sir, have't checked fuel pressure yet, Does auto zone check this one too? Thanks

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 1:29 PM
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I am not sure about ur question, can you expand little bit? Thanks

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 1:32 PM
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No sorry - auto zone does not check this. Either you will have to or find someone that can

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Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 2:30 PM
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HI - Today I went to Toyota Dealer, they did diagnosis and said everything looks good, (No codes/errors , no issues with electrical connections and no issues with fuel pressure) They just suggested Ideal Air Control valve Replacement ($370) and NOT guarantee for this problem. So I paid diagnosis charges $110 and I come of the shop.
What are Ur thoughts on this?

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 3:27 PM
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Hello -- sai

Well - let's get the IAC checked so we can get that off the question/answer board. You can do this, I have attached the check for you and the location.

Next, you say only on a hard stop it dies. As long as you relax to a stop, no issues. The "ONLY" time it dies is if you have to really get down on it to stop?

If this is the case - go down the road - really get on it to stop - it should stall. Okay, do it again only this time as it is getting ready to stall, not before.........shift into neutral and tell me what happens.

The other question Mr Weizel asked was if you had Vacuum power assist on the brakes. You do have a brake booster so I have attached that check also - please perform that and let us know.

Thank you very much for the donation.

Find a car repair manual for your car repair questions.

IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE

INSPECTION

INSPECT IAC VALVE OPERATION


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_IAC_1_1.jpg



Check that the IAC valve is half opened.
Connect the IAC valve connector to the IAC valve.
Turn the ignition switch ON.
Check that the IAC valve moves in 0.5 seconds by order of fully close, fully open and half open. If operation is not as specified, replace the IAC valve.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
Disconnect the IAC valve connector from the IAC valve.

Location


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_IAC_2_1.jpg



Brake Booster Check

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION


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OPERATING CHECK
Depress the brake pedal several times with the engine off and check that there is no change in the pedal reserve distance.
Depress the brake pedal and start the engine. If the pedal goes down slightly, operation is normal.


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AIR TIGHTNESS CHECK

Start the engine and stop it after 1 or 2 minutes. Depress the brake pedal several times slowly. If the pedal goes down farthest the 1st time, but gradually rises after the 2nd or 3rd time, the booster is air tight.
Depress the brake pedal while the engine is running, and stop the engine with the pedal depressed. If there is no change in the pedal reserve travel after holding the pedal for 30 seconds, the booster is air tight.

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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 10:09 PM
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Thank you very much sir; dealer should INSPECT IAC VALVE OPERATION during Their diagnosis right? I don't mind spending $370 for this part but they are saying not guarantee.I'll check Brake Booster and let us know

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008 AT 12:51 PM
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Sai

Well - this was my question in my head last night and I was going to write you back but since it is still bothering me I will share with you.

I would have thought the dealer would have checked it. There is an in the vehicle check they can do from what I see. But you did not indicate that and from what you said they said, they didn't either which bothers me. I wasn't there to ask them certain questions but to me they should be able to say we checked it and it is okay. Not, we are not sure so replace it and maybe it will or will not fix the problem. Gee, we can do that. You took it to them so that their certified trained mechanics can use the specialized test equipment that most of the time only the dealer can afford and has so they could perform all of the tests and tell you what is good or bad, in this case if the IAC is good or not.

So based off of what you said to me, they have not properly checked the car out and treated you correctly.

So I figured okay, then you do the check. It involves removing it, doing the check I have provided and then you will know if it is good or bad so we can take that off the list.

I am not saying take it back to them and have them check it out. Based off of what you said I would find a different auto shop to take the car to.

Are you able to perform this yourself with the directions provided?

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008 AT 1:20 PM
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Thank you sir

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Sunday, November 9th, 2008 AT 8:43 PM
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Dear Sir

I am having very hard time with my car, 2 months back I did following services

1) Throttle body cleaning
2) Fuel injections cleaning

After that I did not see any improvement (stalling on and off twice in a month), 2 weeks ago dealer did IAC cleaning and refixed, now getting worst and worst, stalling every day 1 to 2 times. Before cleaning car was stalled only at stops now car was stalling when going down(roughly 10 to 20 miles/hour speed) and I was not able to apply break or stop my car (that time my break was stuck(pedal was upper high position and did not go down when I hit break) so I stopped my car using gear Drive to Park), just I spoke with deal now he is saying replace IAC. I am not sure I have explained properly or not. But I am getting frustration.

Please advsie

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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:22 AM
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Hello sai

Wow, it has been almost 5 to 6 months since we last spoke.

I am a little confused on the current status of your vehicle.

Did you perform all the checks that were suggested by myself and Mr Weizel?

By the way, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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