Question about 1998 Toyota Avalon
The car will going to all gears normally when i first start up, but once the engine warm up it will not go into any gears, if i shut it off and start it again it will shift into drive until i step on the brake or slow down
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I was an ASE master auto tech for 13yrs and have seen this problem before. It sounds like the idle air control valve on the intake manifold has stopped working and the idle speed is not being controlled(letting the engine idle too slow which causes a stall when put under a load such as putting it in gear). Try giving it a little throttle while putting it in gear if that works let off the throttle if it dies you will know the Idle Air controll is not working.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
I had the fuel pump recently replaced i just assumed the fuel filter was replaced also cause my fuel pump is in the gas tank. My air filter is clean and I have 4 fuel injectors, no carburetor. A friend of mine who has looked at my car for me says it sounds like there is some kind of air leak but can't figure out where it is coming from?
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
SOURCE: 1996 Camry 100 km stalling
You have one of two very common problems.
Number one may be a stuck open EGR valve
Number two would be a failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC).
Try this: Open the hood & locate the EGR valve, close to the firewall, behind the intake. Find & take with you a small hammer. The next time that it happens, open the hood & tap on the EGR valve. If it is sticking "open" the tapping may dislodge the carbon particles that are keeping it open.When the EGR valve is open, exhaust is getting into the intake at idle, and this will def stall out the car.
There is no repair to the IAC valve, it would need to be replaced if it is bad.
One of these two scenarios will cure your problem, I see it every day.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
Linkage could be sticky I would try to clean off any grease and dirt then spray some lubricant on the linkage this might help and it won't hurt it any .
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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