94 Camry sputtering

Asked by Jan 06, 2015 at 01:06 AM about the 1994 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 94 Camry has 212,000 miles and until the other day ran perfect.I crossed some rough railroad tracks and it immediately started sputtering. My first order of business  was to check the spark plug wires which are a year old. I had another distributor, tried it to no avail. I installed new plugs.Check the ground wires to the engine. Still the same. I drove the car around trying to get it to throw a code. No check engine light and no codes stored, just a blinking 1 pause1 12.  I checked every connection, every vacuum line and the exhaust for damage. Now I'm thinking about the fuel system but this is a 94 and doesn't have a shrader valve to check the pressure that I can find and an online manual says to check it at the filter. How? Do they make a banjo for a standard pressure tester?  Another thing I noticed is when cold, it will run great for about 30 seconds and the RPM drops and the sputter starts. I think this is due to the cold start injector turning off. It seems to be running worse, the less gas it has in it,(1/4 tank) Or is it just further degrading? Did I knock the sock off of the pump? I wonder.  Do I have a loose connector somewhere. I thought about the timing belt only to dismiss it because it does have brief busts of power before sputtering again. Can someone give me some guidance on this?

4 Answers

39,795

Try unplugging your line to the EGR. See if it runs better. Check for any vacuum leaks. Make sure your gas cap is on tight. You may have a bad purge solenoid in your EVAP. That usually throws a code though. You could try to tear your IAC valve off and clean it. If they get built up with carbon, it will make your car run poorly. Here is a detailed video on it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsP2-HKz7vE

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
39,795

Also, replace your radiator temp sensor. That will also cause the symptoms you are experiencing......

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
39,795

Do you mean sputtering or the engine is skipping? If you think it is skipping due to a spark issue, take a spray bottle and mist your coil. If you hear snapping, you have found your issue........

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Change the Engine coolant temperature sensor $15 it will do the trick

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 94 Camry sputtering 4 answers

    My 94 Camry has 212,000 miles and until the other day ran perfect.I crossed some rough railroad tracks and it immediately started sputtering. My first order of business was to check the spark plug wi...

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 Toyota Camry 1 answer

    My 94 Camry will shut off intermittent when driving. Wait a few and it will start back up. It has a new fuel pump new ignition module and a new EFI relay. Any suggestions

    1994 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 Toyota Camry - Stalls 2 answers

    I have a 94 Toyota Camry that doesn't want to start if I leave it sitting and don't drive it on a daily basis. I have wondered if I wasn't losing fuel pressure. As long as I drive the vehicle on a d...

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 camry still stalls 4 answers

    Ok so I know that Toyota Camry stalling problems are always big topics on forums and I know there's a lot of Info out there. But bare with me please. I have a 94 Camry it has stalled since I've had...

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 94 Toyota Camry stalled 1 answer

    Once coming from work my 94 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder wouldn't drive pass 50mph, turned out to be the Cadillac converter so I had that replaced. Then after driving for about 30 mins or longer when ...

    1994 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 84,854 nationwide Camry listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 12,980
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,510
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,024 Great Deals out of 68,853 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
968 Great Deals out of 69,591 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
854 Great Deals out of 85,307 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Altima
1,266 Great Deals out of 75,673 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Avalon
237 Great Deals out of 14,241 listings starting at $1,149
Used Hyundai Sonata
842 Great Deals out of 47,883 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima
327 Great Deals out of 24,429 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota 4Runner
225 Great Deals out of 19,056 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota Tacoma
515 Great Deals out of 43,078 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
1,168 listings starting at $20,683
2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 17,428 listings starting at $14,000
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,618 listings starting at $12,498
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,455 listings starting at $9,988
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 2,055 listings starting at $7,950

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.