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#112 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [kiawah]
Jul 21, 2010 (1:07 pm)
If you do a search using Google you will see that others have this problem. This fella seems to have the same problem my mother does and Toyota is aware of the issue. Below is what one guy says about his problem.
"I am a new member and have been experiencing difficulties with my 2001 Camry since the beginning of November. When I take my foot off of the accelerator and begin to apply the brake the engines stalls. There is a bit of warning as I see the idle bounce between 250-750 before the engine shuts down. This happens sometimes 1-2 times a week after about 20-30 minutes of driving. The speed that it dies varies anywhere from 20-35 miles per hour. If I put my foot on the gas (after the car is in nuetral) it doesn't stall, but it drives roughly. The huge problem is that I can't brake after the car dies and I have come close to getting into numerous accidents. I have had it in to two different dealers who cannot replicate the problem. I keep hearing that everyhting is fine and then it dies again while I'm driving it. I am extremely frustrated with the fact that no one can fix the problem. My fuel injectors were just cleaned and the ECM was replaced - obviously not the problem since it continues to happen. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks."
There recalling some years but not my Moms.
#113 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [skyking49]
Aug 12, 2010 (8:16 am)
I have had the same problem for 2 months now. Took it to a Toyota dealership and they couldn't find the problem. They are guessing it is the O2 sensor. Replaced that and the same day it stalls again. Let me know if you've fixed the problem.
#114 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [rox1]
Aug 12, 2010 (9:03 am)
If your Camry s the 4 cyl. motor, like mine than I had the same problem, And what it was is there was something in the Distributor unit shorting out, with so many pickup coils and etc in the Distributor unit, You can not seperate it to find which electrical part is shorting out and making the engine miss or stall out, or the Tachometer flickers a few RPM, And it shorts out off and on, So that makes it very hard to find the problem, So I bought the whole distributor unit with a lifetime warranty, at Auto Zone or Advance auto parts for approx. $145.00 put it on and now it runs perfect. It is very easy to install, And watch out cause the Toyota Dealership price was over $300.00 for the same unit if you buy it from them.
#115 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [alex24]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:52 am)
Thanks, mine is a V6 camry. I will look into it.
#116 of 164 Re: 1995 Camry stalls [skyking49]
Aug 18, 2010 (7:02 am)
Hi, all. Thanks for the valuable information. I, too, started experiencing the same problem with my 2002 Camry about 6 months ago – whenever my car reaches a stop and I try to accelerate, it dies on me. I, then, have to restart the ignition and press hard on the accelerator for the car to move.
Just yesterday, while on a busy Atlanta interstate, my car stalled 8 times in approximately a 6 mile commute. Needless to say, I literately started 'sweating bullets' since I came very close to getting involved in several car accidents. Currently, my mechanic is diagnosing my vehicle. Because of this problem, I seriously have begun to lose confidence in my once reliable car.
#118 of 164 2001 Camry won't turn over.
Sep 08, 2010 (6:31 am)
My 2001 Camry sat in the garage for about 3 weeks without being cranked. I had to jump it off a couple of times and it did fine for a day or two. Since then, jumping off does nothing. When I turn the key, there is a faint click in the steering column, no noise from the engine compartment and the starter does nothing. I have pulled the starter and had it tested at the auto parts store and it passed. It fired nicely on the diagnostic machine. I have replaced the battery but that doesn't change anything. I still hear the little click and nothing more. I have checked all fuses and they are fine. Is this an ignition switch problem?
#119 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [mbartley1]
Sep 08, 2010 (7:49 am)
Check the starter (ST) relay, and also check there is no corrosion on the battery terminal connector (including up where the connector attaches to the wire). Are you sure the battery is okay? Sounds like you switched batteries, but are you sure it has been tested and has about 14volts on it as charged up?
#120 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [kiawah]
Sep 08, 2010 (8:32 am)
I took the battery out of my Honda Pilot and tried it in the Camry. It works well for the Pilot, but I haven't had the voltage tested. I just assumed, and you know what they say about that. Come to think of it, when I pulled the battery from the Pilot, I had just cranked it and moved it from the street to the driveway, so it hadn't had time to recharge. But shouldn't jumping the Camry from a running Pilot eliminate the battery as the cause? I've tried jumping with no success, even after leaving the jumpers on for 5 minutes.
Thanks for the advice on the relay and connections. The connectors look good, but I will double check them specifically. I have not tried the starter relay.
#121 of 164 Re: 2001 Camry won't turn over. [mbartley1]
Sep 08, 2010 (8:46 am)
If a battery in a vehicle is bad, like having a bad cell, then jumping it does not necessarily give it the voltage it needs to start. Jumper cables are of different cable thickness and quality, and a thinner jumper cable can actually just act as a big resistor (and get warm), and unable to drive up the voltage on a battery with a bad cell.
Many auto parts chains will check your battery for you free of charge, and choose the ones who do a 'load' test where they check the batteries ability to not only hold the correct voltage, but also to drive the maximum amount of current needed.
Get to the point where you know for certain that your battery, and cable connectors are clean and tight. If you still have the problem, then check the relay.