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1994 Toyota Camry Question: wont take gas

 

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rdavis, 3.0L V6, Charleston, SC, January 19, 2009, 07:46
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i have a 94 camry wagon 160000 miles this problem has been happenning off and on for several yrs have taken it to several mechanics no 1 can tell me anything, it rund fine thenout of blue it cuts off i restyart it it wont take the gas in drive or 2nd gear in low i give it gas real slow till it get to about 25mph if u try to give it more its like the gas shuts off , i can drive it around at the slow speed inlow for awhile then it acts like it catches , then its fine it may be fine for bout a month then it happens again its weird my wifeloves this car id sure like to find ot what the problem is , also the chk engine liught stays on but shops ive had it 2 says thats not the problem im lost please help thanks

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 19, 2009, 20:38
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    It would be interesting to see what the codes are that are stored when the Check Engine Light illuminates. Make sure the repair shop write down the codes for you. One code a Toyota can set is loss of ignition signal (sensors in the distributor could be faulty or the ignition ignitor). I would imagine a defective ignition rotor, distributor cap or ignition coil, would have left you stranded by now. When I get a customers car that has a problem like this I drive it home a few night with a fuel pressure gauge attached to the fuel rail, when the car starts to act up I can get out of the car and tape the gauge to the windscreen to verify fuel pump pressure as I drive the car under laod. I did have a 1994, 1995, 1996 Toyota Camry that broke my heart .It was an very intermittent problem. I ended up driving the car every day for two weeks until I could get the car to act up. I had studied the wiring diagram and had voltmeters attached everywhere as I drove waiting for the car to fail. It was an electrical connection behind the glove box that was burned in its connector and had high resistance, very rewarding to find, but very difficult to find and cure these intermittent problems. Loss of fuel pressure is my guess, at least change the fuel filter if you have no record of it having been recently changed.

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