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2003 camry wont idle and stalls when you let off on gas pedal

Seems like it doesn't have or wont idle

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SOURCE: My 1999 Camry CE sometimes stalls at starting

it sounds like a common toyota problem........."idle air control motor", the part is very easy too change, and if your looking to save money.try a junk yard , it is a commonly used part and theyll have it much cheaper than parts stores....you can try to unplug the idle motor and see if the car runs (not better, but more even RPMS)...it the idle is even and not up and down,,,, it is for sure a bad idle motor,,, let me know, ill guide ya through the testing if needed..........marty

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 1989 toyota camry 232000miles Runs rough at idle

YOUR problem is the carby acc pump and idle jet ...... what you need to do is remove airfilter and take the top off the carby and you should see a small ball and spring under gasket ...when you open the throttle it will pump petrol to the small pick up jet and the other jet will take over ...clean out carby jets and rebuild and that should be ok

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: engine stalls when starting,will not idle.

throttle control module or fuel control module is bad

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Car will not start without pressing gas pedal to

Have the idle bypass valve checked, also called idle air control valve.
If that valve is stuck in the closed position, it's not allowing the fuel to bypass the throttle plate to keep it idling, resulting in stalling, but will keep engine running if the pedal is pushed down.

Posted on May 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Why doesn't my 2002 toyota camry idle after

4 or 6 cyl ?????????

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Q: How many miles are on the car?

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