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5th & 6th Generation (2002-2006 & 2007-2011) Toyota Camry Discussion for years: 2002-2006 & 2007-2011 Topics of discussion range from fuel economy, safety, modifications, performance all involving America's favorite family car, the Toyota Camry.

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Old 09-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Car jerks/hesitates when coasting

I am the original owner of a 2002 Camry V6. Recently when you take the foot off the gas to coast or just maintain speed there is a sensation of jerking- it disappears as soon as you accelerate. Took it to Toyota dealership- they were clueless- they wanted to change the transmission fluid. Anyone help?
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I might suspect the EGR valve. Same thing has been happening on my wife's saturn and I just replaced it and the trouble seems to have disappeared. I would start with a good tune up though and change the plugs and plug wires. If it persists, I would look at the EGR. You can do a thorough cleaning and usually that will correct the issue. In my case, I had to buy another EGR valve, but I got a slightly used one from Ebay for a fraction of a new one.
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