My engine stalls at idle

Tiny
LORRAINE
  • TOYOTA CAMRY

I have a 2002 Toyota Camry SE with 61490 miles. The car starts but does not stay running. It turns over fine, the check engine light is not on, but the car does not stay running. What could be causing this? I recently got an oil change and the car checked.

I did push the gas pedal but as soon as I took my foot off the pedal the car stopped.

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 AT 1:48 PM

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Tiny
FISHERMAN
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What happens on these cars is the throttle bore gets gummed up and causes the engine to stall as soon as you let off the throttle. It also makes it hard for the engine to start.

Remove the throttle bore and clean it out and the problem should be fixed.

PS this happens all the time on these cars.

Here is a guide and some diagrams to help fix the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

Also you should check for vacuum leaks and the air intake tube

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-an-air-intake-boot

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

Diagram (below)

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers,

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Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 AT 9:53 PM
Tiny
SHASHADAWNA
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My 2003 is doing the same thing-except the check engine light comes on when the car cuts off-mine also will stay on if I give it gas, but I have to catch it quickly-mine will sometimes do it 2 or 3 times before it stays started. No one can figure out what the problem is with mine either.

Then I came across this post and bam! I serviced the throttle bore and the problem went away. Nice work guys! I love this site :)

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Monday, April 3rd, 2006 AT 7:46 AM
Tiny
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help

Cheers, Ken

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