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Car Surging When i get up to a steady speed between 40-50 MPH, my whole car pulls forward constantly. Similar to a speed boat going at a high speed on the water, its that motion. It only happens between 40-50 MPH and when i speed up, it stops. But when i come back to steady speed it starts jumping again. I have no idea what it is but its quite annoying. Please help me out with this, this car is such a good car, I just want a smooth and comfortable ride again.

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Possible wheel alignment or balance. Have front end checked

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SOURCE: 94' Camry 3.0 6 cylinder engine misfires

Inspect and replace plugs and wires as necessary. Check for vacume hose leaks as well You can also run some injector cleaner through and be sure you are using the proper octane gasoline.

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Have you had a tune up recently? air filter, fuel filter, cap, rotor, spark plugs. Maybe bad gas " water in the fuel " Check fuel system, ignition sytem, air system. Get a diagnostic test performed at a reputable shop.

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It sounds like it is loosing spark somewhere on the ignition circuit. e.g HT leads, distributor cap, one or more spark plugs faulty. The above usually happens when the engine is taking more load than usual, like going up a hill and the r.p.m at about 1500 - 3000.Try it again in a lower gear 1st or 2nd with the motor r.p.m high, about 5000 revolutions per minute.


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SOURCE: steering wheel vibration

Did they "turn" your rotors? They may have "improperly" turned your front rotors. This is common and they should correct this where you had the work done.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009


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SOURCE: 99 Camry idle was surging

Hi, vacuum leak at the intake manifold or vacuum hose can cause a high idle. On carbuerated vehicles the idle adjustment screw may be set to high. On fuel injected vehicles, the Idle Air Control(IAC) circuit or valve may be faulty. On newer vehicles you may be able to get a trouble code to help pinpoint the problem.

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