My 1998 Rav4 stalling on 2002 Toyota RAV4

Died on me today.Started once I gunned it.Now,won't stay started. Lights etc function.Current on oil changes no engine lights coming on except oil light stays on a little long when you first start but goes off w/in a few secs..been running kinda rough lately..stalled a couple of times now it won't stay running at all if you take foot off the gas. Any idea? Please, help!!!

by in Huntersville, NC on January 07, 2012
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , January 07, 2012
It could be many things, unfortunately and without experiencing the problem first hand or being able to do some basic diagnostic tests its hard to say. Could be a vacuum leak, could be an ignition or fuel supply problem could even be a slipped timing belt but it would be foolish to jump to conclusions without doing basic tests.
COMMENT by , January 07, 2012
Has been running great (over 280K miles) Now, if I let my foot off the gas it stalls. What basic tests can I perform? Sorry, to sound ignorant but not very knowledgeable about engines and was hoping somebody could tell me where to start. Thanks, for replying ...
COMMENT by , January 07, 2012
I would say to start by cleaning the MAF sensor (mass airflow) and check pcv valve and pcv hose. The hose may have failed and pinched shut.