Dead pedal?

Asked by Apr 12, 2017 at 12:42 AM about the 1992 Toyota Camry DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car (92 Toyota Camry 2.2 M/T)  runs just
fine, for about two mins, in the morning.  If
its warm outside it goes straight to the
problem. The problem being when it warms
up, even a little, starts to sputter and lose
power and acceleration tremendously. To
the point it sends the car bucking franticly
even in first gear.... Worse in second, until
about three grand on the tach. Now getting
to that even that "high"  of rpms isn't
possible unless you hit the "sweet spot" in
the throttle, if you can keep it there with all
the bucking it will level out and climb
gradually till the three grand mark then its
like nothing was wrong ... Until you shift
again. Its not possible to keep the car at a
steady rpm in fifth gear it will gradually
decrease in rpm and speed with minor
surging of the engine. And if you try to give
anymore throttle it bogs completely. Go
back to the sweet spot and almost all good
again, other than the sputtering. This has
baffled my father and myself. We've
changed the ignitor, coil and ableI really
think it may be the egr vale,  bad negative
battery cable, ups or

1 Answer

2,340

You mention a possible EGR problem. I would agree with TrannyMan. After you check the suggested fuel delivery issue....consider a check of the EGR Valve and Modulator. The Modulator has a filter under its Cap. That filer could plug up. The EGR valve itself could also be sticking in a partially open position and not closing all the way.

Your Answer

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    13,860
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,050
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,110 Great Deals out of 66,541 listings starting at $561
Used Toyota Corolla
897 Great Deals out of 60,571 listings starting at $850
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 65,174 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,105 Great Deals out of 79,270 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
830 Great Deals out of 55,067 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
325 Great Deals out of 22,349 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
316 Great Deals out of 25,481 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
53,082 listings starting at $20,188
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
54 Great Deals out of 4,229 listings starting at $12,741
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 6,491 listings starting at $10,950
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 5,532 listings starting at $9,295
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
262 Great Deals out of 6,313 listings starting at $7,684

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.