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Car kicks at a stop

My corolla has a rebuild engine it run great and turns on fine but when at a full stop at the light or stop sign it starts to kick like it want to turn off or not getting enough power to the engine what can I do?

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Is the check engine light on? if so you need to get it scaned, if it a recient engine install there might be a wire loose, maybe a ground

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

Testimonial: "yes the check engine light is on. Is there a chance you might know what wire might be loose or anything else comes to mind?"

  • yvette Apr 23, 2013

    yea the check engine light is on. is there a chance you might know what wire might be loose or anything else comes to mind?

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    Larry Peart Apr 24, 2013

    after you get your car scaned you will find what area the problem is in, it will be easer to find the problem then if it is just a loose or not connected wire from the installation, auto zone will scan it for free, maybe all they can tell you is a code, thats ok, google the code and see what it comes up with and what system is being detected at fault, etc, fuel, spark, exaust, maybe get a repair manuel from a parts house that has a wire diagram and find your wire problem if that is the problem at all, might have broken a sensor installing the engine with out knowing it



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First of all;

1- If your engine fuel “gas" accelerator linkages not binding or wedges between
other parts of frame or engine!!!
Look for the above problem first, then if it's OK.

2- Your car engine timing could be ON ****** NOT on advance....
Timing should be always on advance (which is the correct
situations" """ Timing in advance start from "0”, "4" "6" ,"8",
"10", "12"
IN ****** start from "0”, "4”, etc.

If you have improper TIMING (especially in ******) you'll have
mostly very high temperature most of the time, which will
eventually damage your engine AND it's (the temperature)
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(If your transmission is) transmission.

I hope I helped you.


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have u replaced the fuel filter to see if this helps? that is what I would do 1st.

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Replace the throttle positions sensor. it tells the computer how to mix the air fuel ratio. when this is not working the comupter dont know what to do to the enigne to give it power.

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Classic fuel pump failure, Efi fuse runs the fuel pump now its open and it won't start. With it cranking and not starting add a little fuel to the air inlet and if it (flashes off ) ( runs a few seconds ) there's no fuel and the fuel pump is the most common cause. The pump is in the tank and unles s you feel that you as good as any pro mechanic and have the experience then let a pro do the work as the danger is high even for a pro.

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