camry would not start

20

Asked by Jul 13, 2012 at 09:48 PM about the 2000 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi
My 2000 Camry 4 cylinder recently had starting issue couple of times. I had to step on gas to start the car. Once started it ran fine until yesterday. This Moring engine would not keep running unless I keep step on gas. If I release gas paddle it stops immediately without any rpm.
I do not hear fuel pump pressuring up. I actually do not remember it did before.
I changed spark plugs and fuel filler today. It did not help at all. There is no check engine light.
There was one and fixed it by changing EGR modulator about 4 month ago. But after changing modulator, if I release the gas paddle when it is running, I feel like the car withdrawing a little bit. But it ran fine until yesterday.
What can be the problem?

Thank you very much,

John
bigtiger9@netzero.net

3 Answers

215

Turn your key to the on possition with the engine off and check the fuel pressure on the fuel rail on top of the engine. If you are reading good pressure at the rail then it would sound to me like your idle air control valve is bad. This part is responsible for allowing air to bypass your throttle body when the car is idleing to allow the engine to continue to breeth. When this part doesn't work your foot and the gas allows air to go past the open throttle plate, but when you take your foot off the the plate is closed the engine runs out of air and stalls. Easy part to replace right on the side of the throttle body and can be purchased at your local auto part store. If you have poor fuel pressure your fuel pump has failed. Best of luck.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
20

Yes. You are right. throttle body was too dirdy. So I used the injector cleaner cleaned it, and it fixed the problem. I thought that was not problem because I did clean the throttle every 6 month. actually it was. Thank you very much Patrick. You are an amaging engineer!. I am very happy about the fact that my camry has been fixed. I just posted another issue which is the most annoying .

215

no problemo!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My 2003 Camry will not start. 3 answers

    My Camry will not start. I had the battery tested and it was fine. I replaced the started and still nothing I am stumped what else could I try.

    2003 Toyota Camry XLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • temperature /camry 2014 3 answers

    What is normal temperature in the camry 2014

    2014 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Camry Will Not Start 6 answers

    I own a 2011 Toyota Camry bought used in 2013 with a little over 35000 miles on it. I have had the vehicle not start once, which was August 2015 when the stock battery died and needed replacing. I hav...

    2011 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Camry died after started will not restart 3 answers

    Started my Camry put it in drive started to make a turn and it died, engine turns over but will not start. what should I check first?

    1994 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2013 Camry SE didn't start 1 answer

    My 2013 Camry SE has failed to start on several occasions, until trying again at a later time. Dealer service department says can't diagnose unless checked at time of problem, which is Not possible if...

    2013 Toyota Camry SE

    -

    General

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 96,274 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,380
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,670
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,611 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
874 Great Deals out of 74,435 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
668 Great Deals out of 77,418 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,079 Great Deals out of 82,567 listings starting at $670
Used Toyota Avalon
256 Great Deals out of 13,593 listings starting at $2,375
Used Toyota RAV4
643 Great Deals out of 61,990 listings starting at $2,450
Used Hyundai Sonata
605 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,224 listings starting at $1,400
Used Toyota Highlander
479 Great Deals out of 25,066 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,008 Great Deals out of 85,694 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
810 Great Deals out of 59,368 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Prius
252 Great Deals out of 22,368 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 35,131 listings starting at $2,155

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 19,165 listings starting at $16,995
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 2,108 listings starting at $11,977
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 1,475 listings starting at $10,977
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,088 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 619 listings starting at $8,765