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  • louis
    louis - 1998 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/16/2014
    NEED HELP!, Car Doesn't Start When Starting It Every Other Time
    A Loud Grinding Noise Comes From The Hood And it fails to start. but when it does start (which is every other time), it starts right up very smoothly
     
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  • Jrohrer
    Jrohrer - 1997 Toyota Tercel - Engine - 12/11/2014
    WHEN I START MY CAR IT WON'T TURN OVER UNLESS I KEEP MY FOOT ON THE GAS PEDAL. WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THE PROBLEM?
    WHEN I TRIED STARTING MY CAR IT TURNED OVER AND THEN IMMEDIATELY STALLED OUT. IT TOOK A FEW TIMES OF ME TURNING THE IGNITION AND STEPPING ON THE GAS BEFORE IT STAYED ON.
     
    • Teddy B
      12/11/2014 Teddy B
      Turning Over--that is the starter turning the motor,nothing to do with the car starting
      Cranking-- is another term used-as in turning the crankshaft

      Check for fuel pressure at the motor with a pressure gauge
      The fuel pump may work once the motor is running but not hold pressure,so you can start it

      Next you will have to have the Throttle Position Sensor --Tested-your gas pedal thing may
      or may not be related

      It should start without touching the gas pedal as it is fuel injected

      What about Preventative Maintenance--ever do any?

      How about the timing belt--that may be a factor

      An open EGR Valve

      Many things can cause your NO START Condition

      Weak Spark

      When you have a 4 cylinder motor it has to be perfect all the time or
      the slightest thing will be noticeable verse a V6 or V8

      If the exhaust converter is more than 14 years old replace it
      It may be partially blocked & not doing much anyway
  • purvin
    purvin - 2014 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/10/2014
    I ran over a curb and now my car makes a noise when i hit the gas and once let go it shuts down.
    no work performed probably 600 miles. the car hit a curb both wheels ran over it and later during that drive the car is making a noise when i hit the gas and once i let go of the gas the car shuts down. the car shows following signs once is shuts off: electric power ...
     
    • Teddy B
      12/10/2014 Teddy B
      Not on a guess from here

      How would that be possible?

      You have have no idea what was damaged

      No repair facility can give you costs on anything until a problem is found
  • purvin
    purvin - 2014 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/10/2014
    I ran over a curb and now my car makes a noise when i hit the gas and once let go it shuts down.
    no work performed probably 600 miles. the car hit a curb both wheels ran over it and later during that drive the car is making a noise when i hit the gas and once i let go of the gas the car shuts down. the car shows following signs once is shuts off: electric power ...
     
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  • Evan
    Evan - 1993 Toyota Celica - Engine - 12/7/2014
    MYSTERY ISSUE! rough & raspy stutter & cough on idle and accel, much worse when in overdrive. stalls in turns.
    It started out of nowhere essentially. It sounds like a severe vacuum leak kind of. When I depress the accelerator it sputters and revs so rough it's like I'm trying to force it to do something not intended. There is an unmistakable raspy hiss that follows the RPMs. ...
     
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  • Evan
    Evan - 1993 Toyota Celica - Engine - 12/7/2014
    MYSTERY ISSUE! rough & raspy stutter & cough on idle and accel, much worse when in overdrive. stalls in turns.
    It started out of nowhere essentially. It sounds like a severe vacuum leak kind of. When I depress the accelerator it sputters and revs so rough it's like I'm trying to force it to do something not intended. There is an unmistakable raspy hiss that follows the RPMs. ...
     
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  • raymoya01
    raymoya01 - 1995 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/5/2014
    Car dies in drive or reverse and poor acceleration.
    Stays on while Idle. but rough.Dies in drive or reverse if i take my foot off the gas pedal. I can tell Im pushing my luck trying to drive it - High RPMS awful low Acceleration and almost no power. Also one radiator fan.is.not working.Takes at least a minute to get ...
     
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  • Bhismaji
    Bhismaji - 2000 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/5/2014
    Why does one of head lights go off after 5 seconds when the car starts
    It goes off when the dash light comes on. The other has light stays on. Both lights are supposed to always be on
     
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  • mike
    mike - 1999 Toyota RAV4 - Engine - 12/4/2014
    Why does my engine only run with the iat sencer unplugged?
    replaced iat sencer,ran fine,disconnect bat to reset comp,run and stop. unplug sencer,start no prob ,check engine light on. plug iat sencer back in,run. check engine light still on. Ideas please!
     
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  • toyotaAvmn
    toyotaAvmn - 2002 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 12/3/2014
    Toyota is jerking and vibrating on idle
    I have a 2002 Toyota Avalon with about 225,000 miles on it. Just recently my car has been jerking around 40 to 50 mph. The car vibrates when on idle, burning smell and im not sure if this is a problem but i see more white smoke coming out of the exhaust.
     
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  • toyotaAvmn
    toyotaAvmn - 2002 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 12/3/2014
    Shaking while on idle and jerking.
    I have a 2002 Toyota Avalon with about 225,000 miles on it. Just recently my car has been jerking around 40 to 50 mph. The car vibrates when on idle, burning smell and im not sure if this is a problem but i see more white smoke coming out of the exhaust.
     
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  • toyotaAvmn
    toyotaAvmn - 2002 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 12/3/2014
    Shaking while on idle and jerking.
    I have a 2002 Toyota Avalon with about 225,000 miles on it. Just recently my car has been jerking around 40 to 50 mph. The car vibrates when on idle, burning smell and im not sure if this is a problem but i see more white smoke coming out of the exhaust.
     
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  • Miguel
    Miguel - 1992 Toyota Camry - Engine - 12/2/2014
    I have smoke coming out of the muffler and engine when it is running
    It does it when I'm diving
     
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  • toyota
    toyota - 2009 Toyota Avalon - Engine - 12/2/2014
    When trying to start the car in the morning, the engine turns but will not start until the 2nd or 3rd crank.
    Mileage is 50,000 miles and I have replaced the spark plugs, fuel pump, and PCV valve. This problem usually happens only in the morning and the car will then start normally the rest of the day
     
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  • CC
    CC - 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser - Engine - 12/1/2014
    Why is my heater not putting out heat and the temp gauge goes up to the red?
    Coolant level ok. Checked hoses to and from engine after warmup and both cold. First thought is t-stat stuck closed, but only 15K miles on vehicle, and surely it wouldn't ffail already. I drive it offroad in a field with a lot of weeds. Could a stiff dead stalk have ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      12/1/2014 GT500Knights
      Yes that could have happened but is unlikely...simply take a flashlight under the car and take a close look for any broken wires. Coolant passages could be clogged, same with heater passages. Check coolant level, ensure it is full in the radiator and at the proper level in the overfill bottle. Check radiator cap, if any seals broken it will not hold pressure.