Question about 2002 Toyota Camry
Hansandfranz is 1/2 correct; the car does need an "Idle Relearn", but, you do NOT need a scan tool for this. The vehicle just needs to be driven for the ECu to relearn the "base idle".
Get in, drive it down the highway. Do some passing gear downshifts. Pull off to the side of the road, let it idle for 30 seconds, repeat 2 more times. Then, try to duplicate some "in-town" (stop & go") driving, for about 15 minutes.
This will reset the "base idle", and your stalling condition will disappear. Expect to have to do this again if you replace the battery. Very common; the Computer (ECU) loses the base idle parameters when the battery is disconnected. Easily rectified just by driving as mentioned above. Feel free to comment back if you have any other questions.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
Sounds like the engine computer needs to perform an idle relearn. don't think that this can be done without a scan tool
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
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