2001 Toyota Celica please help

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CELICA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 152,000 MILES
Sorry to bother you all but I have a problem like I could be driving and when I put my car into nuetral the rpms just start to drasticly drop to about 500 with the needle jerking there tryin to go lower and sometimes the car stalls out when this happens could be goin straight or on turns just anywhere any one have any ideas about what it could be?
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Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 10:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hello
No bother at all. Does this low idle occur only in neutral? How long since last tune up including plugs, wires, fuel filter etc.? Is the service engine light illuminating?

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 1:41 AM
Tiny
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I havent done a tune up since I bought it and yea it only happens in nuetral but I have the car for about 7k miles and its got 152k on it. And the cel isnt lit up. Any recomendations?
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 8:26 AM
Tiny
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I woud suggest having a tune up performed on the vehicle. Since you do not know the age of the components it is always good to just replace all of the regular interval components when you first purchase a used vehicle. Replace the fuel filter, spark plugs, plug wires, oxygen sensors and inspect the Mass Air Flow sensor to ensure it is clean as well as the vacuum hoses to ensure they are free of damage and connected/working properly. These components all need replacing at regular intervals but are often neglected.

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your help. I brought the car to my friend and he took apart the throttle and cleaned it theres some thing that spins in there and its spun by a magnet and was a bit dirty and didnt close all the way or something im not sure but the cars workin now.
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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Your friend probably cleaned the idle air control valve im assuming the car runs fine until you get off the gas right?Smart friend a new one isnt cheap
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 6:17 PM

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