98 camry with 3.0 will only run with foot on gas and even then runs really rough


Asked by May 13, 2013 at 08:14 PM about the 1998 Toyota Camry

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car has sat for the last year in storage it ran fine then now it wont start unless u hold on the gas and even then it runs extremely rough.I have changed the spark plugs wires and installed a new catalectic converter and it still is the same. any help out there would be greatly appreciated.

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get the diagnostic trouble codes...will reveal exactly what we need to focus on....at the outset, by your description would start thinking about a new throttle position sensor or TPS...accelerator position sensor on some models...but is where the human interfaces with the machine...yea this thing be it what it may~

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Thanks for the response. I figured out it was just a REALLY DIRTY throttle body.

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Check the oil.... hate to say but it could be jelled... if the oil isnt translucent, like olive oil and a rich brown color have it changed immediately... you may have to have to run a treatment through it


Also check vacuum hoses could have a small crack(s) and not be real obvious. Look for chewed (rodent) wires; Cold have a dirty ground connection Good Luck HTH

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