Last post on Jan 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Camry, Auto Repair
#559 of 727 1995 Toyota Camry Stalling problem
Dec 04, 2009 (5:52 am)
My Mother's Camry stalls after driving it for about 8 mi. It starts up fine and runs good until then. After that when I slow down in traffic or at a stop sign it dies. Took it to the Garage and he installed a new Distributor. That did NOT fix the problem. He still insists that the Distributor was bad and I had to pay 775.00. I told him that is like me bringing the car in for a brake problem and he fixes the muffler because it was bad. It does not fix the problem but what the heck. He now says it is probably the fuel pump and I think they are in the Gas tank. Please correct me if I am wrong. I would buy a after market one for 69.00 because a OEM one is around 175.00. Problem is what if that is not the problem I should not have to pay for things he fixes if it does not address the stalling issue. Anyone have any ideas what could cause this problem. Thanks a Lot.
#560 of 727 Re: 1995 Toyota Camry Stalling problem [skyking49]
Dec 04, 2009 (7:37 am)
This is hard to diagose over the internet. You need to see a competent mechanic, apparently not the one you have now. It sounds like he's just throwing parts at the problem, hoping that something eventually works.
#561 of 727 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish
Dec 21, 2009 (12:56 am)
hello. when i press on the gas my car doesnt give that extra kick how it use to. usually when i press on the gas it accelerates pretty fast. i drove on the freeway and got where i needed to be but i know the performance changed. i press the gas hard and it just doesnt speeds up fast enough. sometimes the gas pedal gets stuck as if their was a bottle behind it. i recently just got a oil change and new coolant and right after that it was pretty smooth and also got my radiator flushed. their is a tear on my air intake hose, can this be the reason why my car is sluggish? also i must add, this mechanic i know said that my AIC valve is dirty and needs cleaning. thank you very much.
#562 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [imupabove]
Dec 21, 2009 (3:44 pm)
Sounds like your 93 Camry is on its last leg. It's time to buy a brand new 2010 Camry.
#563 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [imupabove]
Dec 21, 2009 (4:54 pm)
It could be so many things, and very difficult to diagnose over the internet with so little info that you give. It is much easier for a competent local mechanic who can hear it run and test drive it, to diagnose the problem for you.
#564 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [kiawah]
Dec 22, 2009 (3:42 pm)
alright. for future reference .. do you know the average charge for a diagnose test?
#565 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [imupabove]
Dec 22, 2009 (4:29 pm)
I'm not a good one to ask, as I probably do about 98% of the work on our vehicles myself.
It will vary by geography and labor rates, but I would suspect it would be about an hour of time. I would expect to be quoted 75 to 150 bucks or so, if you drive it out the door without them fixing what was wrong. Would obviously vary by whether an independent garage, a chain, dealership, specialty shop, etc.
#566 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [kiawah]
Dec 23, 2009 (11:30 pm)
sometimes my gas pedal gets stuck... do you any clue this is happening?
#567 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [imupabove]
Dec 24, 2009 (2:55 am)
This can happen, if you have a floor mat that slides forward under the gas pedal, or multiple mats.
#568 of 727 Re: 1993 Camry - Slow acceleration/sluggish [imupabove]
Dec 24, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I've heard that very dirty throttle bodies also can cause this?