I am posting my question here because no mechanic has been able to figure this problem. So I really appriciate your opinions. I have had a camry 96 for 2.5 years now with 72000 mil. I drove it cross country and it ran perfect. Since last summer I started seeing a gradual degregation in idle and starting the engine. Untill in November it got in worse condition. The problem is the car wont start when it has been seating for a couple of hours no matter outside is hot or cold. The start works, engine turns but as soon as I start engine dies in less than a 0.1 second. The idle is also rough when around 7500. I have changed wire plugs, spark plugs, cleaned the injectors, changes the distributor and cap, engine coolant sensor and has seen no change. I have been able to narrow down the problem somehow. I have noticed when car is off and I havnt touched the switch yet, if I push gas pedal a couple of times and then start the switch the car starts just fine. Can you tell me what I am doing by pushing the gas when car is off? Am I pumping gas or am I releasing some mechanical tensions somewhere due to rust to cable strech?
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007 AT 1:57 AM