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Sometimes the car starts fine, but even then, after a while of driving the car becomes difficult to start, impossible without immediately hitting the gas pedal so that it won't turn back off. When the car is idle it sputters like it's struggling to stay on and there is danger of stalling/shutting off unless constantly applying some gas. I've noticed that there is a very loud sound like air escaping while the car is on. The worst the car gets with this problem, the louder the air leaking sound, but I cannot find where the air is leaking from.
Easyiest way to find the leak from you vaccum lines is to take starting fluid and spray areas at a time and when your vehicle revs up that is the area that you will find your leak... All it is is a vaccum leak
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had similar issues on mine. I bought it from the Good Will for less than $1000. :)
It's been totaled i believe at least twice.
Anyways, replace the fuel filter. It's about the size of an oil filter and is very easy to replace.
Also, replace the spark plugs with some good titanium type plugs. They're like $4 from Wal Mart.
Next, put some fuel injector cleaner every other tank of gas or so. This will definitely help.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Most likely it is running too ritch. should be around 7%. Mine did ecactly the same thing and I had several things done . Had the throttle body cleaned and installed a O2 senser.runs great now.
Hope this helps
Posted on May 28, 2009
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
check for black smoke at exhaust. stuck choke.... clean with carb. cleaner. could need adjusted. possible stuck float. no quick fix. diry fuel filter. replace.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
If you notice the car running rich(black smoke out of the exhaust) you might look at the MAP sensor. It is a common problem with these cars,and about 50 bucks at your local parts store. You will find it on the passenger side inner fender just in front of the strut tower, it is a small black box with one vaccum line and one elec. plug. try pulling off the vac. line and plugging it with a bolt the car should idle like that, if it does, you have found your problem. Hope this helps
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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