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2003 Toyota Camry will cut in and out of drive while remaining at a constant rmp. After increasing pressure on the gas pedal the gear re-engages. In addition, while idling the car fluctuates in rpm. Does anyone know of a possible solution?

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Run the fault codes and look for a faulty TCM unit.

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SOURCE: Fluctuating Idel @ regular RPM's ......I NEED HELP

same prob i replaced air idle control and cleaned out intake valve or altenator is not giving right volts and fuel pump on start up isnt giving right amount of gas cadillacs need fuel pump to be correct or whole engine will not run right

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Just a suggestion, but the EGR valve can cause that problem. If that checks ok, then I would have the catalytic converter checked for clogging. Both ideas would cause that specific problem. I sincerely hope that this can solve the problem, or at least head you in the right direction. Best wishes.

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start by pulling hose off egr valve see if idles smoother almost instantly

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SOURCE: Car rev up and down at startup, also car jerks at release of gas

This sounds like a vacuum control problem. Since part of the problem is when the engine is cold; a thermal switch is venting vacuum until the engine warms up enough to shut down the thermal switch, thus restoring a steady idle. Vacuum can be affecting high rpms while running too. You could have a misrouted EGR vacuum line opening the valve at the wrong time. There are sometimes hose routing decals on the radiator shroud or under the hood. These can be visibly checked.

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SOURCE: 1995 toyota camry. loses rpm and dies while idling

Bad fuel pump or clogged filter. Limited info so I can't do much more. Check the catlytic converter,make sure it's clear.

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The pedal will work fine.. if fully out.. is there a little play at the "top".. you know where you can press gently on the pedal but nothing is engaging.. while driving.. if so.. the pedal is probably adjusted just fine..

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