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Strange Stalling Problem on 93 Camry 4cyl - Updated
I am new here, hi everyone.
I have a 93 Camry LE, great car, relatively no problems. Recently, had some fluctuations in rpm while driving, and that eventually lead to stalling. One day, it stalled and would not start again and after a few minutes I got it going. Took it to my trusted local shop. Changed the plugs because they were pretty due, and they noticed that one of the spark plug wires was touching another cable which caused a reaction (carbon) to begin damaging the spark plug wire. We thought this was causing the interfence and was the problem. Continued to drive and things seemed fine for the most part. One day I stalled again, and then later in the day stalled again and could not get the car to start back up. Went back to the shop. They have had the car for several days, letting it run, driving it...trying to get it to heat up and reveal the problem. Nothing. It is giving them no problems. We cannot determine the cause. It could be the distributor, but I am not going to start guessing like that.
Anyone experienced anything like this or have any suggestions? I am not very knowledgable of cars, and explained it all the best I could.
- Stalls when coming to a stop, usually when stopped at a light. Does not do it initially, but after driving a while. Sometimes a couple weeks even. When it starts, usually happens in bunches.
- After several stalls when re-starting becomes difficult, turning, turning up AC on high, then cranking usually helps.
UPDATE: Replaced the ETC sensor about ten days ago, and took a short trip of about 150 out of town, and back the next. No stalling or any such problems thus far.
UPDATE: Approximately 600 miles with no stalling. Problem appears to be gone for the most part (at least the stalling).
09.08.05 Update: RPM bumps have gotten kindy goofy again, but no stalls yet. Something is probably still wrong, but as long as I don't stall out I can live with it.
Last edited by MSgtVac; 09-08-2005 at 10:54 AM.