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Stalling in heat, stereo, AC on

Our car 1992 Toyota Corolla runs well most of the time. But since this summer on really hot days it seems (90+) when the stereo is on and the A/C on full blast, it will start to chug and stall. If it sits for a couple of minutes, it will start up first time and run well again. One mechanic said it was a plugged up fuel filter which we replaced and then a week or so after replacement the stalling happened again. It has happened going up hill and on the flat. In the morning upon first start up there is sometimes white/light colored smoke from the exhaust, but then not the rest of the day at other start ups. The alternator has been replaced in the last year. The gas mileage is great (25+ MPG). It has a battery new in the last year, too. The heat meter in cases of stalling is at half or creeping just above. Fluids seem to all be full.

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White smoke is almost always an indication of coolant in the engine. For a 1992, its probably got enough miles on it to have a few leaks or so, accounting for the little bit of white smoke when starting up. I would be suspicious of the A/C compressor. When I am trying to diagnose an engine problem like that where I think accessories are involved, I do a detailed drive. I drive the same circuit in varying conditions with radio, a/c, none, all, etc... to try to find where the problem lies. I would look at both the cooling system and the A/C compressor.

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You say your furl mileage is good,so I'm thinking your engine is tuned,and you say you engine temp is good.How many miles do you have on your engine?from what your saying it sound like your timing belt could be going bad,the teeth on the rubber belt could begning to wear and cause the belt to slip out of time just enough to cause your problem.

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