Question about 1998 Toyota Camry

Open Question

Irregular RPM's & engine light

I have a 98 Camry XLE, 4 cyl. It was stalling at lights a couple times a week. The RPM's would be erratic and the car would chug and stall. Sometimes pumping the gas would help. Took it to my regular mechanic and with no light on, he could not pull the code. They checked all the connections and said hopefully it was just something loose. It did stop entirely for a month. Now the light came on and It is chugging at lights again. Any ideas? I also have a slight rattle, but I think that is from last week when my front end bottomed out coming down a very steep driveway. Possibly related?

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 330 Answers

SOURCE: multiple cylinder misfires

cross the wire, probably the firing order problem.

Did you change the distributor cap, sometimes the distributor cap inside cracked, you won't see it, take off the distributor cap, but you have to remember the wires' order, lightly drop the distributor cap see if you can hear the cracking noise.

Or during the dark night, get a dark place, start your engine,see if there is spark out, fix that, maybe your car will run better.

When I had my Union 76 service station, I have solved several cases like thiat.

I had a big Sun electronic scope from 1973 to 1984, during that time, something I could't ping point where the problem was, therfore I used many experience, maybe I am wrong, but you can try it, I like to try everything.

Hope this ccan help you, good luck.

Frank

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

emissionwiz
  • 75822 Answers

SOURCE: My 1990 Camry jerks and sometimes stalls

The 1st thing to do is have a trouble code retrieval test run to see what is making the check engine light come, this is the source of the problem.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

chazman05
  • 48 Answers

SOURCE: Power loss / low idle speed

This could be a multitude of things but my first suggestion would be to change the spark plugs. They are cheap and can be bought at any auto parts store.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

motor1258
  • 6674 Answers

SOURCE: OBD code 0401 (1997 Toyota Camry 4 cyl)

There is a VSV (vacuum switching valve) , usually mounted on the back side of engine block, under the intake manifold, as well as the map sensor, that can also cause that code if one or the other is faulty. It takes some pretty detailed troubleshooting to confirm this in some cases, so if that's not in your line of work, you may have to have it properly diagnosed, or take a 50/50 shot at which one first.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • 15 Answers

SOURCE: chugging and power lose

Major tune up and change the crank sensor and the camshaft sensor. Also look at the wire harnes for both they have a problem shorting out. Mostly the harness to the crank sensor at or above the oil filter. This wire shorts because of heat and needs to be rerouted and insulated. Also, make sure you have all your gaskets inside of the intake maniflods and throttle body is secure with no air leakes. Change all your senors on this car that seems to be the trouble with this car is the sensors........runjoe

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

1991 Toyota Camry running rich after cleaning the throttle body and replaced the throttle positioning sensor. Checked for vacumm leaks but cant find any


92 camry failed smog because running rich. Why? - Toyota Nation ...

www.toyotanation.com/.../411132-92-camry-failed-smog-because-runni...

Apr 26, 2012 - 15 posts - ‎9 authors
off ignition timing, and the car was running to rich. the timing i will get fixed tomorrow but the rich .... Our 93 camry le with 4 cly engine failed agin a few weeks ago, both our toyotas always fail.. they are .... 1991 Toyota MR2 V6 91 MR2 N/A Rough Idle, Running Rich, No Accelleration
10 posts
Apr 24, 2012
Celica 1991- Insane gas consumption/running rich
10 posts
Jan 24, 2011
22RE Running Rich, didn't pass smog
10 posts
Apr 25, 2010
1998 Camry 5SFE 4-cyl idle long-term fuel trim
15 posts
Sep 11, 2007
More results from www.toyotanation.com

Toyota Camry running rich Questions & Answers - Fixya

www.fixya.com > Forum > Tags > running rich > Cars & Trucks > Toyota
... running rich I have a 1991 Camry that is running rich. I just replaced the O2 sensor and a new cat, oil change, new spark plugs. The car wont pass smog. it is ...

1992 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Excessive Running Rich ...

? 0:21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPTCtLwr61g
Aug 16, 2013 - Uploaded by StreetSports1
1992 Toyota Camry XLE V6 Excessive Running Rich ... 1997Toyota Camry V6 forward Oxygen (O2) Sensors .

Jan 11, 2016 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ymy battery light came on and everything on dash


shaking?
that means the engine stalled.
when the engine stalls. (do a tune up)
as the engine misfires, grossly , the 4 cyl . engine will shake.
and then it stalls
and many cluster lamps glow, CEL lamp. and charge glow.
you failed to look at engine RPM its wrong.
the normal hot RPM is about 800RPm for most cars.
and the engine EFI brain regulates there.
if the ECU brain can not regulate RPM at 800 that means you have gross misfiring, (lots of causes)
#1 cause, not doing tune ups, (aka, the 60k service points)

Oct 30, 2013 | 2003 Honda Civic

1 Answer

91 buick lesabre chugging at idle and accelerating smooths out at speed


It can be issue with IAC( idle air control valve) causing the problem.


There are many other possibilities causing these idle issues. Engine idles rough.

There are few help links with solutions to troubleshoot such idle issues.

I suggest you refer the link below and follow its troubleshooting details:------

Click the link below:-----

Ford Expedition IAC valve replacing

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/12/ford-expedition-iac-valve-replacing.html

Bad miss at idle?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/bad-miss-at-idle.html

-----------

Stumbling and stalling at idle after engine rebuild?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/stumbling-and-stalling-at-idle-after.html

------------

1999 Ford F-150 Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/1999-ford-f-150-idles-rough-and-quits.html

---------

Engine stumbles coming off idle when warm?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/engine-stumbles-coming-off-idle-when.html

------------------

Erratic idle on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/erratic-idle-on-car.html

-----------


Cold start problem and vehicle shudder around 2500 to 3500 rpms

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/cold-start-problem-and-vehicle-shudder.html

----------

Low idle when cold out side?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/low-idle-when-cold-out-side.html

-----------

GMC Sonoma Stalls and idles low

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/10/gmc-sonoma-stalls-and-idles-low.html

--------


GMC Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve Replacing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/gmc-idle-air-control-iac-valve.html

-------------

1996 Camry intermittent engine failure while idle?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/1996-camry-intermittent-engine-failure.html

------------

Engine quits at idle?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/engine-quits-at-idle.html

-----------

Car overheats and Air blows hot at idle?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-overheats-and-air-blows-hot-at-idle.html

---------

High Idle Problem

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/high-idle-problem.html

-------

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

---------

Idle flair is noticed on car? Rough idle? car will not idle? Erratic idle speed?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/idle-flair-is-noticed-on-car-rough-idle.html

--------

High rpm in neutral? Inconsistant high RPM in neutral?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/high-rpm-in-neutral-inconsistant-high.html

-------

Vehicle stumbling at idle and shows code 54?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/vehicle-stumbling-at-idle-and-shows.html

----------

Rough idle, staling and Erratic shifting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/rough-idlestaling-and-erratic-shifting.html

-----------

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

---------

These details will help.

Thanks.

Feb 04, 2013 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Does not idel well some time engin light comes on missies for 2 secomds


It can be issue with IAC( idle air control valve) causing the problem.


There are many other possibilities causing these idle issues. Engine idles rough.

There are few help links with solutions to troubleshoot such idle issues.

I suggest you refer the link below and follow its troubleshooting details:------

Click the link below:-----

Ford Expedition IAC valve replacing

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/12/ford-expedition-iac-valve-replacing.html

Bad miss at idle?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/bad-miss-at-idle.html

-----------

Stumbling and stalling at idle after engine rebuild?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/stumbling-and-stalling-at-idle-after.html

------------

1999 Ford F-150 Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/1999-ford-f-150-idles-rough-and-quits.html

---------

Engine stumbles coming off idle when warm?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/engine-stumbles-coming-off-idle-when.html

------------------

Erratic idle on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/erratic-idle-on-car.html

-----------


Cold start problem and vehicle shudder around 2500 to 3500 rpms

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/cold-start-problem-and-vehicle-shudder.html

----------

Low idle when cold out side?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/low-idle-when-cold-out-side.html

-----------

GMC Sonoma Stalls and idles low

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/10/gmc-sonoma-stalls-and-idles-low.html

--------


GMC Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve Replacing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/gmc-idle-air-control-iac-valve.html

-------------

1996 Camry intermittent engine failure while idle?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/1996-camry-intermittent-engine-failure.html

------------

Engine quits at idle?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/10/engine-quits-at-idle.html

-----------

Car overheats and Air blows hot at idle?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-overheats-and-air-blows-hot-at-idle.html

---------

High Idle Problem

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/high-idle-problem.html

-------

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

---------

Idle flair is noticed on car? Rough idle? car will not idle? Erratic idle speed?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/idle-flair-is-noticed-on-car-rough-idle.html

--------

High rpm in neutral? Inconsistant high RPM in neutral?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/high-rpm-in-neutral-inconsistant-high.html

-------

Vehicle stumbling at idle and shows code 54?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/vehicle-stumbling-at-idle-and-shows.html

----------

Rough idle, staling and Erratic shifting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/03/rough-idlestaling-and-erratic-shifting.html

-----------

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

---------

These details will help.

Thanks.

Jan 08, 2013 | 2005 Mazda B3000 Cab

1 Answer

Its a 115000 btu multi fuel.it starts up,runs a few seconds,then shuts off.it doesnt smoke or anything wierd,it just shuts off.


It can be low fuel pressure issue or clogged fuel pump. Or its engine related issues,---------------

Check the help link mentioned below to troubleshoot the problem: ------

Engine stalls when gas is given?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/engine-stalls-when-gas-is-given.html

-------------

Car stalls when MAF sensor is connected?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/car-stalls-when-maf-sensor-is-connected.html

------------

Car Engine Stalls While Driving?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-engine-stalls-while-driving.html

--------------

Car stalls and throws white smoke from exhaust?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-stalls-and-throws-white-smoke-from.html

-------------

Stalls And Dies At Stop Sign?

http://www.howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/07/stalls-and-dies-at-stop-sign.html

------------

GMC Sonoma Stalls and idles low

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/10/gmc-sonoma-stalls-and-idles-low.html

------------

Nissan Pathfinder stalls and bucks on Acceleration?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/nissan-pathfinder-stalls-and-bucks-on.html

-----------------

1992 Chevrolet stalls and shutdown?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-chevrolet-stalls-and-shutdown.html

------------

Stumbling and stalling at idle after engine rebuild?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/stumbling-and-stalling-at-idle-after.html

--------------

1990 mazda 323 stalls and quit running?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/1990-mazda-323-stalls-and-quit-running.html

-------------

2000 Toyota Camry: Idling and Stalling Problem?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-camry-idling-and-stalling.html

---------

1995 Toyota Corolla: Stalls, Sputters and Pops Through Intake Manifold?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1995-toyota-corolla-stalls-sputters-and.html

----------------

1999 Toyota Camry: Erratic stalling and high engine RPM at idle?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1999-toyota-camry-erratic-stalling-and.html

--------------

Dodge Dakota stalls, stumbles at idle. Has low fuel flow and runs hot?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/dodge-dakota-stallsstumbles-at-idlehas.html

--------------

1994 Toyota 4Runner: Stalls and Stops While Driving?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-toyota-4runner-stalls-and-stops.html

---------------

1997 Toyota Camry: Erratic Idle and Intermittent engine stalling?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/1997-toyota-camry-erratic-idle-and.html

-------------

Ford Maverick: No Idle and Stalling issues?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/ford-maverick-no-idle-and-stalling.html

-------------

These details will help.

Thanks.

Nov 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a brand new 2010 Camry XLE 4 cyl


sounds like you have picked up a plastic bag and its melted onto the exhaust

Nov 07, 2009 | 2009 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

1991 oldsmobile cutlass calais stalls


i dont know i am having a similar problem with my 91 olds cutlass calais its a 2.5 l 4 cyl and i can drive it and it only happens a couple times a week but the RPM gauge goes crazy and the car stalls out it starts right back up but when i put it back into either reverse or drive the rpm does same thing and car stalls ive had it to 5 mechanics they cant figure it out...im hoping to get help on here

Jul 04, 2009 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Toyota Camry Logo

Related Topics:

83 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8201 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...