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tru_Asiatik_Pride
Blue MnM
tru_Asiatik_Pride Oct 7, 12:13am - #293177 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Southern California
having a bad day with my car...

first off when i start her up to go eat couple of seconds of moving she died down for no reason. so i turn her off and start again working fine until i realize that i was idling low about 250rpm(as far as i know i use to idle at 500rpm) confused
now i got a clear road i stepped on it an when lift hit it just got loud and didnt feel the slight jerk that i normally get when it hits lift(u think my bolts are broken???--ihave 03 with 17k on it)
confused

at this point was already piss and had to go back to work when i got there someone took the space i normally park in so i park on another space and didnt see the small curb that was in front next thing i know i heard a slight creek and scraape i look in the front and i slightly scarpe my front diffuser ggrrrrr angry not a very good afternoon for me angry

anywho dont care much about the scrape but the other stuff any opinions on what could be wrong????
battery?? spark plugs????lift bolts???

also my volt meter was reading at 12 when iam idle(it normally reads 12.5 or 13)so could it be battery?or plugs??

remember 03 with 17k (to me everything is preaty new) whacha guys think?
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ghostingcelica
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ghostingcelica Oct 7, 12:30am - #293178 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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California
maybe its the battery...i heard toyota battery sucks. but i'm not too sure about this
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BaTMaN_4
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BaTMaN_4 Oct 7, 3:17am - #293179 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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McAllen, TX
Sucks man...my car has died on me twice for no reason, the last time was about a week ago, i was going home doing about 50mph, begining to break since my turn was coming so i put it in neutral and by the time i started turning into my neighborhood my car had shut down, but everything else was working (i.e. A/C, radio etc..) turned the car on and was idling really low like urs confused
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eric_h
2low2slow
eric_h Oct 7, 3:22am - #293180 

2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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St.George, UT
hmm then it wouldnt be the battery causing it to shut off

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GTaintsobad
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GTaintsobad Oct 7, 4:07am - #293181 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Saskatoon, Sask
It may be the air flow sensor in your Intake is dirty - mine was, and it caused a different problem every day, since its been cleaned (about $100 done at toyota) the car runs perfectly
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RookieGTS
Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Oct 7, 4:16am - #293182 

Boobie Vision
2000 Toyota Celica

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925 Nor Cal
thats weird man! Maybe gas problem?? You ever use fuel injector cleaner?? Bad contacts with battery?? umm maf sensor?? I dunno im just thinking right off the top of my head right now confused
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tru_Asiatik_Pride
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Oct 7, 4:33am - #293183 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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Southern California
cleaned the maf about 5 months ago, never used cleaners of any sort. the only existing problem i have is when i installed my AF gauge. it would cause a rought start ie upon start up the engine strugles to suck in air(in 1 second incraments kinda like a schuuuu...schuu, schuu sound) and idle will drop to almost zero. after a couple of seconds engine will run fine and idle will go to about 500 rpm. i know is an existing problem with the af gauge on 03 models because another member had the same problem a while back, he disconnected ithe gauge and the problem is gone. now i had this ever since i installed a guauge with no problem i just let the af needle to move and its all good the engine sounds like its going to die but it never does but as mentioned today it did. i know it might sound a bit confusing coz its hard to explain. ill see what happens 2morrow. btw no cel so far
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stefanoc
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stefanoc Oct 7, 5:44am - #293184 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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CA
ok bro, it COULD be ur battery, so check it with a meter. you know that process, turn on car, turn on ac, see wuts measured. wut could be more common for this problem is maybe you put a fuel grade lower than 91? something with injection, fuel pump and relay, or a vaccuum leak. or else it could be ur idle control valve. let us know wutsup. try cleaning the throttle body and the maf again if you can and see how much of an improvement it makes. if it makes a bit difference, than it could be ur idle control valve.
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Virgilson
TheFilipinoCrew
Virgilson Oct 7, 6:46am - #293185 

TheFilipinoCrew
2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Pomona, CA
yea get an Optima battery...sorry to hear that bro.
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jonnyess
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jonnyess Oct 7, 8:30pm - #293186 

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2002 Toyota Celica

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CT
Duuude - you ARE having a bad day. Sorry to hear that. I suggest you do NOT go the bathroom today!!! rofl

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VSGTS14 Oct 7, 8:33pm - #293187 

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2005 Subaru WRX STi

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that sucks
but don't worry bout scraping, its gonna happen

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Maka
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Maka Oct 7, 8:35pm - #293188 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Michigan
Originally Posted by jonnyess
Duuude - you ARE having a bad day. Sorry to hear that. I suggest you do NOT go the bathroom today!!! rofl

your a day late bro rofl rofl

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ragingpaseo
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ragingpaseo Oct 7, 8:35pm - #293189 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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2003 Toyota Celica

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it's just a bad day, don't let it get to you. everything can be fix later...
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pinoyricer
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pinoyricer Oct 7, 10:44pm - #293190 

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1988 Toyota Camry

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Valencia, California
well if its idling 250 less than normal, saves gas! lol jk
hope you get it fixed man, good luck

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DaBigTickett
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DaBigTickett Oct 9, 10:43pm - #293191 

Rip the Jacker
2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Chino Hills, CA
Yeah Marco it is ur battery, same thing happened with mine, it started dying out one day last march and got worse ever since, i had since march with my old battery i think 20+jump starts EASILY, definitely more but i cant remember. i had pep boys check it out and read the battery's volts and everything, check the car out and they said it was the battery, im an 02 and at the time had 27K on my car, i got a new battery from auto zone and the car has been running fine since then, not a single problem, so just get a new battery now b4 it causes more problems to ur car in the future.
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Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Speed4TheNeed Oct 9, 10:47pm - #293192 

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

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New Orleans, LA
^^ ditto.

i seriously doubt its your bolts. the '03's have the new bolts and they really don't ever need to be changed (although if you race frequently it might help a little bit)
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