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stalling spudring #286643 Sep 28, 1:34pm Sep 28, 1:34pm
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stalling spudring
ive been wondring y every time i get gas my car starts spudring and then staling after i start it after i get gas confused

Re: stalling spudring [Re: injencelicagts] #286644 Sep 28, 2:11pm Sep 28, 2:11pm
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So, after a while the stalling/sputtering goes away and it runs OK?


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Re: stalling spudring [Re: ExNihilo] #286645 Sep 28, 3:59pm Sep 28, 3:59pm
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Re: stalling spudring [Re: injencelicagts] #286646 Sep 28, 4:59pm Sep 28, 4:59pm
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Possibilities that come to mind:

1) Are you fueling up with premium (at least 91 octane) fuel?

2) It may have something to do with back pressure, or lack of it, in the tank (i.e. more when its emptier?)? (Gas cap problem?)

3) Water in the gas, settles to the bottom, then gets pumped out first? Do you always refuel at the same station? If so, try a different station. Also, try running some fuel injector cleaner or moisture remover through the gas tank.

Anyone else have some ideas?


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Re: stalling spudring [Re: ExNihilo] #286647 Sep 28, 5:12pm Sep 28, 5:12pm
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Wow, I had a similar problem about a half hour ago.

I was slowing down at a red light, and my car was shaking like crazy. I thought it was the road, because it didn't look too good, but then I came to a full stop and the car kept shaking. I look at my tach, and it's jumping like crazy between 500-700, and even dips below 500 at one point. I swear I thought my car would stall and die (I drive an auto btw). When the light was green I stepped on the gas, and it smoothened out a bit (maybe it was just me or the road, but I think the car was still shaking a bit at 2000 RPMs). It didn't happen again.

Check your Air Filter, if it's really clogged it could be choking your engine. I checked oil and tranny fluid and they were good. Maybe I should run some fuel injector cleaner...I honestly have no clue though about why this happened.

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286648 Sep 28, 5:35pm Sep 28, 5:35pm
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can anyone help?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286649 Sep 28, 6:26pm Sep 28, 6:26pm
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Hey renfield, you know we had a weather system come through the valley today (I actually live in Tempe, too)? Who knows, maybe it was the ECU just adjusting to the higher humidity and change in air pressure. I've seen that happen on other cars


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Re: stalling spudring [Re: ExNihilo] #286650 Sep 28, 9:16pm Sep 28, 9:16pm
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Good point. However, it happened before any of the storms hit, so I don't think it's related. I've driven for about 2 hours tonight, and it hasn't happened again, so who know idunno

On a side note, I was at my parents house, and they got two storms. Dust storm, rain, then dust storm just as the rain was drying, and the rain came too little and too late to wash it off angry

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286651 Sep 28, 9:46pm Sep 28, 9:46pm
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ok its only when i get gas it proly has somethin ta do with my CAI and yes i do fill with surper 93 or at snoco with 94 my Air Filter is cleaned ever other oil change wich i run mobil 1 and k&n Oil Filter mafs is cleaned every oil change but still it stalls as soon as i drive away from the pump then i start it back up and rev it a lil then go then wen i stop its fine maby its somethin to do with the fule system idk ill call toyota thumbsdown

Re: stalling spudring [Re: injencelicagts] #286652 Sep 28, 9:54pm Sep 28, 9:54pm
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do you run fuel injector cleaner every oil change too? Because i know i do every oil change

Re: stalling spudring [Re: RookieGTS] #286653 Sep 28, 9:55pm Sep 28, 9:55pm
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^^ Anyone recommend a specific brand?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286654 Sep 29, 2:41pm Sep 29, 2:41pm
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that happened to me right after i bought my car. toyota looked at it a few times and said "theres nothing we can do until the computer gives us a code" then... the outboard on my computer went. i got a new computer under warrenty.

Re: stalling spudring [Re: 00Steben] #286655 Sep 29, 3:33pm Sep 29, 3:33pm
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clean your mass air flow sensor!!!

Re: stalling spudring [Re: Steven] #286656 Sep 29, 3:49pm Sep 29, 3:49pm
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^^ I considered that. I pulled it out but it looked pretty clean...worth a shot I guess. The thing is, this only happened once, it's not like a constant problem, so I'm not to sure its the MAFS.

EDIT: And if I clean the MAFS...Q-tips on the MAF wires or just spray? I never really understood that...

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286657 Sep 29, 3:50pm Sep 29, 3:50pm
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trust me it's the mass air flow sensor, clean it, reset your ecu and it will go away

Re: stalling spudring [Re: Steven] #286658 Sep 29, 4:41pm Sep 29, 4:41pm
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I know the instructions say Q-tips on the temperature probe, but it doesn't specify for the MAF wires...should I just spray them or should I swab them w/a Q-tip?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286659 Sep 29, 8:04pm Sep 29, 8:04pm
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my mafs is clean and i have a new computer in it

Re: stalling spudring [Re: injencelicagts] #286660 Sep 29, 8:28pm Sep 29, 8:28pm
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ok, cleaned MAFS (you were right Steven - I did a before/after and they were really dirty) and I let them dry out then plugged everything in, reconnected my battery. When I put the key in and turned it to on (didn't start the car) I heard a buzzing noise coming from the engine bay. I turned it off and it went away and never came back...is this normal?

Somewhat unrelated (i'm doing a search, will start a new thread if I don't find anything) I get back from a short drive to make sure everything is working, and my tranny starts squealing as i'm pulling in. It didn't squeal in neutral or reverse, only drive. Any clue what's going on? Could my recent problems be part of a larger tranny issue?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286661 Oct 18, 3:10pm Oct 18, 3:10pm
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Ok, I know I'm bringing this back from the dead, but it happened again - as I pulled into my driveway, the revs dropped to 500 and the car was threatening to die. As you can see above I cleaned my MAFS recently so that isn't the problem. Oddly enough, the weather has changed today almost the same way as it did the last time.

Otherwise, my car was running great today, probably better than normal. My acceleration on a flat freeway onramp was better than what it normally is on an onramp with a slight decline...my gas pedal felt like it had a little less resistance today. I've also had a continuing problem (this may be unrelated) of hearing rapid clicking noises while driving around. I've removed every last rock from my tires and I still hear it.

What next? Clean the throttle body? Fuel injector cleaner? Could this be a larger problem? Or is it just weather? (Keep in mind that my car has been through more dramatic weather shifts than this with no problem). Anyone have a clue?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286662 Oct 18, 4:37pm Oct 18, 4:37pm
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Sounds like it might be a problem with your EvAP system, possibly the charcoal canister. What year Celica do you have? There's a recall for the 02s, I believe, since the check valve for the gas tank can break off, and cause similar symptoms, also including the tank overflowing at the gas station.

Re: stalling spudring [Re: Blue_Bomber] #286663 Oct 18, 4:47pm Oct 18, 4:47pm
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I have a 2001 GT.

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286664 Oct 19, 7:38pm Oct 19, 7:38pm
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I'm going to take it to my mechanic, and he'll just inspect anything he can think of...but is there any maintenance I should do to help this?

It happened almost at every stop today, idling under 600, not as bad as before but definitely more frequent. It's not weather because I drove in colder temps in Cali over the summer (at night).

Does anyone know the idling level of an auto GT (warm) in Neutral and Drive, so I can compare?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286665 Oct 21, 2:07pm Oct 21, 2:07pm
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bump

can anyone at least answer my last question?

Re: stalling spudring [Re: renfield90] #286666 Oct 21, 2:46pm Oct 21, 2:46pm
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nope sorry.. i have a manuel GTS

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