what would cause my 1999 toyota tacom 3.4L V6 to sputter and sometimes die when I am stopped with the automatic transmission in drive?

braach
0

Asked by braach Feb 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM about the 1999 Toyota Tacoma V6 Ext. Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes my truck sputters or dies when i come to a stop. The RPM's drop and the engine dies out but it only seems to happen when I am stopped with the transmission in drive.  If I feel it sputter and I put it in neutral the RPM's rise and the sputtering stops.

3 Answers

Scott Grabill
25

I had the same problem with a camaro I used to have. It ended up being a bad thottle position sensor, you may want to check that out.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Jay Boggs
25

More than likely on a toyota it is going to be a mass air flow sensor (MAF)..... A bad TPS on that truck would cause the rmps to bounce up and down usually not staling it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Keith Boyd
115

have the thottle body service by someone who know toyota's. dirt/carbon can cause the idle air control valve to stick.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Tacoma
Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?
CarGurus has 23,637 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Tacoma Questions

Toyota Tacoma Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 560
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 390
#3 TarsTarkas
TarsTarkas
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra"
443 Great Deals out of 16,292 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Frontier"
296 Great Deals out of 8,884 listings starting at $2,650
Used Ford F-150"
2,094 Great Deals out of 121,748 listings starting at $988
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,617 Great Deals out of 133,317 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner"
247 Great Deals out of 11,914 listings starting at $1,992
Used Ford Ranger"
257 Great Deals out of 6,180 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jeep Wrangler"
348 Great Deals out of 42,076 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
683 Great Deals out of 59,742 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Ram Pickup 1500"
604 Great Deals out of 11,947 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry"
1,238 Great Deals out of 76,982 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla"
838 Great Deals out of 52,794 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 11,958 listings starting at $19,495
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 1,377 listings starting at $15,988
2013 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 2,257 listings starting at $11,755
2012 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,488 listings starting at $11,200
2011 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,133 listings starting at $8,995