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2002 Toyota RAV4 Question: My 1998 Rav4 stalling

 

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m aaron, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Huntersville, NC, January 07, 2012, 18:02
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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!!!

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 07, 2012, 18:13
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    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.

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    m aaron, January 07, 2012, 18:23
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    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 ...

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    csubak30, January 07, 2012, 22:03
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    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.

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