Question about 1994 Toyota Camry
Did not get a check engine light as far as I'm aware. Can't get it to run now so can't verify if light comes on when engine is running. My daughter called me on her cellphone as soon as it started to act up and when she came to a stop light about a mile and a half later it stalled and would not start. Sounded like fuel at first but cannot see any problem with fuel system yet.
MY HUSBAND DID NOT FILL THE OIL WHEN NEEDED AND IT EVENTUALLY KILLED THE BATTERY. THERE WAS NOT A DROP OF OIL IN THE TANK. I REPLACED THE BATTERY AND FILLED THE OIL. WHEN I TURNED THE CAR ON IT NOW HAS A HORRIBLE CLAKING SOUND. WHAT SHOULD I DO??
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Well you have 3 fuel filters in the vehicle
dealers dont consider the third because it is in the tank of the vehicle called the sending unit this has a filter on it so debrie doesnt get into the engine from the tank
the other 2 are one by the gas tank mounted on the chassis undercarrage the other is in the engine compartment
i had a similar problem to yours at one time with an old truck i had just purchased
i got with in 80 feet of my street and my truck died the first thing i did was have the alternator and battery checked the checkers told me it was fine but there was something still wrong so i just said heck with it and i replaced the battery and guess what the battery had a dead cell in it that didnt show on there tests
and after that for 2 years truck ran fine never stalled or died on me
the reason for me telling you this is because its quite possible the battery created a dead cell and just needs to be replaced with fresh new battery
most batterys these days are remanufactured batterys some in which are still bad but you dont know this till you get it in the vehicle and yet it dies out i would check this first and i will type a list of things to check after this type <<<<
several things to look at
1 start with alternator is worn out i would check this first
2 the fuel filters all of them is cloged or installed in properly
they tend to have 3 one in engine compartment one under the chasis close to the tank and one actually in the tank its called the sending unit with a filter on end depending on milelage this does need to replaced after 100 thousand miles
3 bad computer module
4 the actual spark plug wires are not connected properly or out of order or eec << spell check this for the actual for cap
5 timing is off on the vehicle
6 cracked or faulty throtle body injection air intake mixture housing you will find this connected to the air filter remove whole air filter assembly then run vehicle it will run ruff without this assembly but will run
7 the car will run rough with bad oxygen sensor but it should still turn over
8 a mouse or small animal had made its way up the muffler pipes which has cut off the output so the car cant breathe
9 someone poured sugar in your tank or put ping pong ball in tank this would result in hicups
10 bad capasiter (spell check) ignition coil
11 bad relay for starter
12 bad battery even though battery can show good doesnt mean that it really is good it could have a dead cell test with a jump once started vehicle disconnect positive on battery this will show 2 things one bad alternator cause it wont power system it will also show a dead cell in battery
13 a/c compressor bearing went out and is frozen stuck this is also where you get a stall in motor
14 there is a major vacume leak in vehicle i would start the vacume inspection with the brake master cylinder on fire wall this will severly not start your vehicle
these are the things i can think of off the top of my head without actually being there inperson to see the vehicle that will make it hard to start or hiccuping
also some of these items will not show on computer diagnosis seeing there more mechanical than electrical
i hope this helped you in your quest
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