Crack in hose on 1995 Toyota Camry

10

Asked by Sep 25, 2017 at 03:59 PM about the 1995 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I want to know if a crack in the big hose on my
engine can make the car die when putting it in
gear/sputtering and losing power up hills?

8 Answers

20

The biggest hose under the hood is normally what transports antifreeze / coolant from your engine to your radiator. This handles keeping the engine cool. If your car is stalling when starting up while cool (after a day of sitting for example) the crack in that hose has nothing to do with your problem. However, if there is a crack in a vacuum hose (typically smaller hose) then it could be causing your problem. I would guess you likely have an issue with fuel delivery (dirty fuel filter, bad fuel pump leading to low fuel pressure) or spark delivery (bad plugs / wires, incorrect spark plug gap, cracked spark plug insulators, etc.)

10

Hi thanks for your response. I recently purchased this car from someone and it was running perfectly fine until a couple days ago. We were on a slight incline at a stop sign and gave the car gas and it died. After getting the car off the road I noticed a crack in that big hose.. The car still cranked and ran fine at idle. We duct taped the hose and got the car home but it acting funny especially up hills.

10

Also a bit of smoke came from the crack.

10

The car cranks right up. No problem just acting weird and just paranoid that it might die going down the road. I had another car do that to me earlier this year :/

20

If you are on a tight budget, AutoZone or Advance Auto will check you cars computer (ECM) for free and that may shed light onto what is wrong. I would for sure start there. Respond with their findings are unable to remedy. Good luck!

1 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you but too be honest in the condition its in I'm not sure if I can make to auto zone in the car in its current condition. All I know to do is replace the big hose that hooks up to what I guess is the throttle body.

10

P.s. no check engine light so far. I will post back with what I find out.

10

Okay so I replaced the Air intake hose. The cars performance improved but it still wasn't normal so I also replaced all spark plugs. Again it seems like the performance improved but it is still hesitating that starts about 15 or 20 minutes of driving. It has never over heated. The coolant resovoir does bubble some after turning the car off but it done that before all this began. Today after driving it some and parked it, noticed a bit of steam coming from around the coolant resovoir and some water coming from the hose on top. I have a few more cheap things I can try and replace. But I still would like any advice I can get. There is no check engine light on and the temperatures gauge is reading normal.

Your Answer:

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 77,459 nationwide Camry listings starting at $795.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    17,950
  • #2
    last_chance_garage
    Reputation
    5,630
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    3,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,119 Great Deals out of 86,424 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
1,086 Great Deals out of 66,507 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
994 Great Deals out of 53,931 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Avalon
220 Great Deals out of 11,381 listings starting at $1,254
Used Nissan Altima
1,444 Great Deals out of 67,064 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota RAV4
980 Great Deals out of 52,485 listings starting at $2,177
Used Nissan Maxima
451 Great Deals out of 17,738 listings starting at $1,276
Used Hyundai Sonata
762 Great Deals out of 48,008 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda CR-V
927 Great Deals out of 75,893 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Tacoma
762 Great Deals out of 50,959 listings starting at $1,502
Used Toyota 4Runner
385 Great Deals out of 26,848 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Toyota Camry For Sale
36,318 listings starting at $20,783
2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 9,465 listings starting at $13,980
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
173 Great Deals out of 6,085 listings starting at $7,996
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
323 Great Deals out of 7,495 listings starting at $8,992
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
277 Great Deals out of 4,604 listings starting at $7,829

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.