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1998 Toyota seems like its boggin down when starting

In the morning my 1998 Toyota (147k) turns on and shuts off. I need to keep the gas pressed in order for it to start. Is this a fuel filter issue, fuel injection, spark plugs... Help...

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  • Anonymous Sep 07, 2008

    my 98 toyota turns off in the morning when i engage the drive gear and throttle to move

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    ran great until this happened. battery is great, and no codes on the diagnostic tester

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    every once in awhile wont start seems like its not getting gas then it kinda backfires and eventually it starts and ru ns fine



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I had this problem recently with my 98 camy LE. Just replace or clean the idle air control valve

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My 1998 Toyota Camry LE V6 3.0 24 Valve Has this same Problem.
After Printing off about 250 pages of of pretty much everything that was listed for this 98' Camry, I began Looking over everything I had printed. Now that I had the Detailed Instruction from Mitchell I wanted to see if anyone other than myself had this same issue.
I came across this Post and read the best solution for the problem at hand. He said clean the Idle Air Control Valve. I looked for the Valve in the Mitchell paper work I had printed and found it's location. (Which is next to the Throttle Position Sensor and the EGR Gas Temp. Sensor. Under the Air Intake Hose that leads to the Air Filter. It looks like a Square 1/2" thick box with a Wire Harness attached to it. You need to remove the Air Intake House to get to it easily.) I took that all Off and got a paper Towel and cleaned it all off. Although it wasn't to dirty... I also Cleaned the Throttle Position Sensor to. It was much dirtierdirtier than the Idle Air Control Valve... I put everything back together and it Cranked over and ran like it always did before this!!
Thank you to the one who posted this Fix!!!!!!!!

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Sounds like it could possibly be a couple of things, #1 Carbon build up on aroud the throttle plate in the throttle body. To check this, remove the air intake tube where it connects to the throttle body and inspect for any black sutty build up aroung throttle plate, clean with carb. cleaner as needed. #2 a faulty Idle Air Control motor. This part is an electronic idle adjuster to alow air through the throttle body even when you are not pushing down on the gas pedal. I would suspect one or both of these to be the issue..... Let me know if I can assist you further.

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I had something like that on my 95 ZX-7 sportbike. I changed the fuel filter and problem was solved... for a week or two. The main problem was the carburetor. On a fuel injected car, I would guess it is fuel filter. You could change it and see what happens.

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