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Old 11-11-2005, 05:16 AM
orangeeagle13 orangeeagle13 is offline
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Default '98 Camry Problem

Ok, as I've stated, I think our 1998 Toyota Camry has an issue. Most of the time when we drive it above 50 miles per hour, it starts to buck and surge, and then when you hit the brakes at a stoplight or for other reasons, the car attempts to stall. The only way we've been figuring how to solve it is to pop it into neutral and rev it up to the redline a few times, which seems to take care of it until the next time we drive it. Also, when first turned on, it revs very high (2500 rpm) which is not normal I think.

It's an LE with the standard 4-cylinder and automatic transmission.

I was just wondering if anybody had an idea of what might be causing this and what we can do to solve this, becuase it is no good.

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:35 AM
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I'm not sure what you mean by "buck and surge". The stalling problem might be the timing of the sparks which is delayed and is an easy adjustemnt fix. It basically makes it lack power therefore the car may stalk and you may feel the need to accelerate harder.

Whatever it is, I can assure you that the car hasn't got a major problem. Gotta love them Toyotas....

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:43 AM
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By buck I mean that it will sometimes feel like it is rocking (like front to back), and surge, one time the car started to accelerate with the cruise control on, so the brakes were hit and the car tried to stall, that has never happened again though.

I have to say that I still think of it as a good car, other than this whole thing its been very reliable, and like you said it may not be a huge issue.

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:48 AM
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You may want to get a more informed opinion than mine with that, But I reckon that its all just tuning the engine - a little, easy fix. Usually needs a screwdriver and thats it.

How many revs per minute does it read when stoped and in neutral?

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:52 AM
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In park it is 2500
In neutral it is 1000 - 1500
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Old 11-11-2005, 05:41 PM
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That is very high.... hmm... somethings wrong with the timing of the sparks. Get it checked
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:09 PM
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Ok, as I've stated, I think our 1998 Toyota Camry has an issue. Most of the time when we drive it above 50 miles per hour, it starts to buck and surge, and then when you hit the brakes at a stoplight or for other reasons, the car attempts to stall. The only way we've been figuring how to solve it is to pop it into neutral and rev it up to the redline a few times, which seems to take care of it until the next time we drive it. Also, when first turned on, it revs very high (2500 rpm) which is not normal I think.

It's an LE with the standard 4-cylinder and automatic transmission.

I was just wondering if anybody had an idea of what might be causing this and what we can do to solve this, becuase it is no good.

Thanks

I recommend signing up on http://www.toyotanation.com (it's free) and asking them what's wrong. I got a 1999 Camry with the same specifications and whenever I had a problem they've usually known much more about it than anyone else.

But I do know this... When your engine is cold, your vehicle will rev at a higher rpm for a few minutes in order to warm the engine up quicker. However, if the outdoor temperature is cold enough, the engine will rev as high as 2000 rpm, something called "cold starting". Unlike normally warming up the engine, the car knows it has to warm up an even colder engine, and so it revs even higher to quicken the process. My Camry does this as well, so it's normal.

But yeah, check out Toyota Nation and see what they can do.

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Old 11-11-2005, 10:08 PM
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my car kind of does the same thing
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