To explain, came out to my car turned it over and it died right away. Tried it a few more times with the same result. Keeping the rpms up with the gas finally got her going enough for me to get home.
Prior to this happening the only thing I noticed is a odd idle, rev up to 2000 then down to almost 500, back and forth it did this for about a minute then it stayed at 1200 for a moment before going to a normal idle. This is where I parked ran into the store only to come out to the problem above.
What I have done so far is to clean the MAF (which I have done aleast 6 times before), clean the TRD
filter, reset the ECU, and cleaned the IAC.
After all the cleaning the car starts and stays on but the idle is still a bit off and now I can hear a clear knocking/rattle coming from the engine. I took it out for a short test drive, it drives like shit, slow acceleration that got a little better on the way back. What the hell is that knock?
Does anyone have any advice beyond what I have pointed out, any tips or help would be great. Really afraid the next time I'll need a tow, help.