I have a 1991 toyota xtracab and as of a few months ago my truck engine will shut off sometimes when I come to a complete stop or if I am not moving and turning my steering wheel.

Asked by Jan 15, 2012 at 04:00 PM about the 1991 Toyota Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1991 toyota xtracab and as of a few months ago my truck engine will shut
off sometimes when I come to a complete stop or if I am stationary and turning my
steering wheel. I had my auto shop check out the idle valve twice and they said it was
fine. Any ideas?

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check the charging system if it is running at the proper voltage, and charging itself at the proper rate then i'd check the torque converter for a malfunction. when the converter expiriences a lock up malfunction it will have a similar sounding effect to how you describe.

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