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2007 Toyota RAV4 Question: Why is my car still hesitating

 

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Ladyj25, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Willingboro, NJ, October 20, 2013, 04:37
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My car was shutting off when I had to stop and even when first starting up. Then after a few days check engine light,trackion light and VSC came on.Took to dealer diagnostics code was p0301. Was told all 4 plugs were bad and fuel injectors had a lot of build up and need cleaning had the work done got car back same day which was yesterday. The car is still hesitating and shutting off and jerking when accelerating.The lights are off but still having problems

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    October 20, 2013, 08:32
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    Return to dealer, explain that the work did not fix your vehicle. Ask the service manager to explain why. I don't know of another/better solution! Sure sounds like the IGNITION COIL is failing on cylinder # 1, surely that was checked by the DEALER though~!?

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    Ladyj25, October 21, 2013, 11:28
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    Thank you for your quick response. Took car back this morning the check engine light as well as the VSC light came back on last night. First they told me to leave the car so it can cool down since the problem begins when the engine is cold. They said that everything checks out with diagnostic. Just got a call telling me to keep loaner car over night because the Tec that work on the car is out today. I smell a rat. Will let you know the results.

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    pushrod, October 21, 2013, 15:08
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    Ok, thanks.

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    Ladyj25, October 23, 2013, 02:31
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    Got a call from service telling me that my crank wire is hanging as a result of having my water pump replaced about 10 months ago. I ask why this did not show up in the diagnostics. When I spoke with mechanic on Monday he said everything looked fine and may need some adjustments. Now they want to charge me $350 in addition to the 653.00 I paid for fixing the car which is not fixed and doing the same thing was doing when I bought it to them on Saturday. I am not giving them any more money. I have a loaner car and going to keep it until this problem is resolved. I took the car there because I thought they would fix it I know I would pay more but if done right it was okay. Checked to see what a crank wire is found info on crank sensor the part is less than $100.00.

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