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Engine accelerates very slow has power in upper rpm range and no power off idle

I have a 1996 Toyota Camry that recently became unable to run correctly. One morning I started it up, drove it out of the driveway and it died. There was no indication there was anything wrong nor did I hear any noise or see a reduction in RPM. It just died. I have spark, fuel, and compression seems to be fine. Through internet searches I decided to replace the ECT sensor. Once replacing the sensor I was able to start the car again. But, in order to start the car and keep it running you have to give it a lot of gas. 1/2 throttle or more. I've checked the O2's and they're working fine. I've replaced the fuel filter and fuel pressure seems fine. The exhaust is saturated with gas though. At this point I'm thinking that the timing belt may have skipped a tooth (but why would it not start, then start once the ECT was replaced), the MAP sensor has gone bad, or fuel pressure regulator. Any other ideas? Is there a way to check the MAP sensor through voltage or resistance?

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Any codes will help, but cheking your fuel press regulator its a good idea, remove vac. hose and check for fuel in it, replace if found faulty.

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Have you "reset" the computer on the car. When parts are replaced, the comp continues to run the vehicle on all the old settings which can drive you nuts because nothing you do will fix a problem. Usually, taking both battery cables off and waiting for 15 minutes will reset the computer. If this does not do it, then ask a dealer how to reset yours.

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