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Toyota Camry Debris in Idle Air Control Valve May Cause Engine Problems

Toyota Camry Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Engine Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 147,607 mi (100,000 mi - 256,000 mi)


Debris can get into the idle air control valve. This will restrict the air flow into the engine, causing idle speed and/or stalling when cold. The valve can be cleaned or replaced to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 165,558 mi

    Debris in Idle Air Control Valve cause the car to idle roughly at stop and then engine shuts off. Engine will restart by turning the ignition key off and re-ingage the starter. Everything work fine for about a couple of weeks and then the problem re-occures. Engine always restart.

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  • lisa620, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 168,000 mi

    Everytime my car idles or I release the brake the car hesitates and cuts off. I am in desperate need of a mechanic that can repair my car. I took it to a local mechanic and the car did not cut off at the time and they could not resolve the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 147,000 mi

    idle air control valve plugged with carbon, would stall or not start without holding throttle slightly open, fixed myself piece of cake.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 115,000 mi

    Sputters and idles low...sometimes dies out but will start right back up like it's got a vacuum

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 100,000 mi

    Cold idle speed around 1000 rpm. After spray cleaner in the TB, cold idle speed back up to 2000 rpm. But warm idle still rough. Jumping up and down around 700 rpm.

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 124,000 mi

    Tengo dos toyotas camry uno es 1999 tenia problemas para encender en frio .ensendia tartamudiaba y se apagaba en ocacio es se aceleraba demasiado compre la valvula 325.00 original genuina del dealer y asunto arreglado.ahora el problema es con el otro un 2001 todavia no lo arreglo.

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