Intermittently, the car stalls while idling or at start up. The car will turn over, but typically will start again only after I have put in neutral, then rock the vehicle a few inches! This usually happens after driving a short time, shopping for a brief time, then getting back in the car. One time it died while I was driving and I had to have towed. However, this was before I realized the "trick" about "rocking the baby".
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1994 Toyota Camry Question: My car stalls, and no mechanics has been able to solve the problem!
Answer #1goodguy February 26, 2013, 02:20Master
check for fuel and spark when car wont start could be a bad distributor
Replyraineyday, February 26, 2013, 22:34Rookie
Thank you for replying. However, a mechanic did suspect it was the distributor, but discovered that it was not the problem.
Answer #2ziptie12 February 26, 2013, 08:35Master
IF all else fails , maybe pull fuel pump and inspect connections and pick-up screen? Does the symptom occur at any fuel level??
Replyraineyday, February 26, 2013, 22:41Rookie
Yes, the problem occurs at all fuel levels, but I did wonder about the fuel pump.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (15216 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 26, 2013, 09:39Master
POSS IDLE AI CONTROL VALVE IS GOING OUT.
Replyraineyday, February 26, 2013, 22:43Rookie
Thanks for responding. In my quest to find the problem when searching the web, I did read about the idle air control and thought that might possibly be the problem.
Replyglobalhelper, February 26, 2013, 22:54Master
try cleaning throttle body and see if that helps
Replyraineyday, February 26, 2013, 23:04Rookie
Thanks for your input. I'll put that on my list of things to check.