My Camry doesnt accelerate as fast as it used to! but then all of a sudden it takes off like a rocket! then it doesnt idle as well as it used to

Asked by Oct 15, 2012 at 05:53 AM about the 1994 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

8,375

are you hard on the accelerator as in the transmission is slipping, or slow and easy? when you say used to, you mean back in 94, or like last month???

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
125

i would try doing plugs and wires. if they are original that would cause problems. also is your check engine light on? if so see why and that will give you a great lead on where to go. a lot of places will read codes for free or cheap.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
20

If your car has over 100,000 miles maybe it is time to Clean out the Fuel injectors(Flush if plugs and wires are replaced. They will do it at any fast serve oil changing businesses like Jiffy Lube.I had a 90' Camry, same symptoms, flush(cleaned) out the fuel injectors and it rane tip top with even more smooth acceleration.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

I had the same issue with a Camry 1994 automatic transmission. With a cold engine there was no problem, but after about 30 minutes the engine had troubles climbing a hill, and would shudder when stopped at traffic lights. The shuddering stopped when I put the car in Neutral, but was there in Reverse, Drive and the other gears. First I replaced the Temperature Sensor: No luck. Then I replaced the spark plugs, AND the spark plug leads. Problem was solved. My garage quoted me about US$ 180 for replacement and parts, however it's something you can do for yourself if you have the right tools. Good luck!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My Car doesn't accelerate when I press the on the gas. 221 answers

    This randomly started happening yesterday while driving home from work. I was driving home going about 45 mph, when all of a sudden my car wouldn't accelerate as I press the gas. At first the it wou...

    2001 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 toyota Camry LE Idle and stalling problems 30 answers

    My car will run fine cold , but when warms up starts to stall as soon as the car idles at a stop light or sign Got the problem fixed 700 dollars later They changed the CPU and replaced the distribute...

    1995 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Toyota Camry SE 8 answers

    I have 08 camry it doesnt rev more than 2500 rpm. It won't start one time need help gas pedal. Check engine light is on.Auto zone read my check ligjt for Maf sensor. i replaced maf sensor after ma...

    2008 Toyota Camry SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Camry Speedometer/Odometer not working, transmission slipping 166 answers

    First off, I would like to say that I am very much a novice when it comes to automotive things, so bear with me. My 1999 Camry LE (4 cylinder automatic) recently started acting up. The speedometer s...

    1999 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 91 Toyota Camry slow to accelerate, takes off around 35 mph. Only has issue getting at low speeds. 1 answer

    The car has a used transmission in it, going in reverse it takes off no problem, you put it in drive it doesn't want to take of at low speeds takes awhile to get it rolling, but wants hits 2nd or 3r...

    1991 Toyota Camry LE V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 96,506 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,110
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,570
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
999 Great Deals out of 74,757 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
944 Great Deals out of 68,200 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
796 Great Deals out of 70,152 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,060 Great Deals out of 82,197 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Avalon
313 Great Deals out of 13,741 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Sonata
667 Great Deals out of 48,712 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Maxima
365 Great Deals out of 24,281 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tacoma
705 Great Deals out of 31,690 listings starting at $2,750
Used Toyota 4Runner
359 Great Deals out of 20,569 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,794 listings starting at $18,410
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,923 listings starting at $13,977
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 1,460 listings starting at $10,442
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,953 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 732 listings starting at $8,950