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My 2002 Camry is starting to idle so low that it dies ocassionally

4 cylinder with 160,000 miles. the only maintenance I have done is oil and filter changes

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Your car probably requires a comprehensive engine tune up.
During engine tune up mostly three areas are addressed:
1. Restoring the cylinder compression.
This system requires the adjustment of valve tappet clearance at operating temperature.
Inlet=0.25mm-0.30mm, Exhaust=0.25mm-0.35mm)
2. Servicing the air and fuel system.
Servicing and inspecting the throttle body, ISC (Idle speed control valve), element air cleaner and MAF ( mass air flow sensor)
Fuel pump pressure approx. 38psi - 44psi.
3. Servicing the ignition system.
Inspecting and/or replacing/adjusting the spark plugs gaps(0.9mm-1.1mm), igniters (visual inspection)
Regards,
Shadab Lodhi

Posted on Feb 03, 2013

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  • chaplainpowe
    chaplainpowe Feb 04, 2013

    What would be a fair price to pay for this service?

  • Lodhi Autos
    Lodhi Autos Feb 04, 2013

    You could check your local market for the rates. The service charges vary from place to place.
    Regards,
    Shadab Lodhi

  • Geoffrey White
    Geoffrey White Feb 09, 2013

    RepairPal http://repairpal.com/) estimates (in the US) $250 for the valve, and $70 for the plugs (4-cyl)

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    Lodhi Autos Feb 09, 2013

    If you are a DIYer you can do some of the jobs your self. For example adjusting the spark plug gaps, inspecting and cleaning the element air cleaner.. If you do not have the proper tools or facilities, ask one of your friends who has the workshop to do the above mentioned jobs for you. May be he could charge a reasonable amount from you. I am sure you would enjoy the performance, reliability and as well as the suitable idle speed and fuel economy if you get the jobs done which I suggested in my previous post.
    Regards,
    Shadab Lodhi

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I agree with Shadab, look at the Idle Air Control valve. They are expensive, so see first if cleaning it does any good.

Posted on Feb 09, 2013

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SOURCE: 2002 camry battery changed, dies in idle

When you take your battery out and put a new one in all your computer controls have to be reset. You need to drive the car at 55 MPH for 2 min or so, stop, go through normal drive cycle, stop and go and then if it don't straighten out you need to clean the throttle body and the idle air control valve. Hope this helps. PHil

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: maintenance required

That is a friendly "get the oil changed light" and a reminder that a 25K service is due. To get rid of the light, push down the "A" trip reset button, turn the car off (while holding the button down), and turn the ignition on but don't start the car - while still holding down the A reset button. You'll see a count up meter on the display that will tell you when the system is reset. Enjoy.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 camry battery changed, dies in idle

Check the manufacture's Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating.  Some manufacturers recommend a minimum CCA.  If your CCA is below the manufacturer's specs, it can cause your car to run erratically.  This also can cause problems with your computer and give you faulty DTC's. (Diagnostic Trouble Codes - Service Engine Soon Light)  This especially causes problems with General Motors cars.  I'm always hearing of people with these problems.  Let me know how it works.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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SOURCE: location of fuel filter on 2004 camry le 4 cylinder

ITS LOCATED ON THE FIREWALL IN THE CENTER

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Does a 1998 4 cylinder Camry have a timing belt or chain...

it has a belt, it's supposed to be replaced every 90,000 miles

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