Sometimes when driving my engine shuts down and the check engine light comes on. I take my key out and I have to let the car sit for a couple of minutes before I can start the engine up again. Then I will drive a ways and it will shut down again. It always eventually gets me to my destination. As a guess I would say it has something to do with the fuel injector or the timing but I really have no idea. Is this a common problem for 94' celicas? Does anyone know what this could be??? Please help!!!

25

Asked by Aug 17, 2007 at 01:48 AM about the 1994 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

40,935

It sounds as though something is overheating and shutting off. Check the fuel pump and fuel pump relay, perhaps the relay is tripping and requiring a cool-down time before restarting. You might also check the ignition coil and have it performance-tested to see if it is overheating and shutting off. The timing is not a likely suspect if the vehicle runs well when it does run. Have the codes pulled from the Check Engine light to see if they offer any insight into the nature of the problem. Their help could be invaluable. As far as I know this is not a common problem with '94 Celicas.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Intermittent Starting Problem with 1985 Toyota Celica 20 answers

    My 1985 Toyota Celica beauty is just about to turn over to 40K miles. Overall she is great, but for the last two months she has had an intermittent problem starting that neither me nor my mechanic can...

    1985 Toyota Celica GT Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car using way too much coolant 42 answers

    Hey guys, well my celica recently started having issues. My car started over heating and loosing coolant, I took it to a mechanic and he determined it was a bad head gasket. So I got it repair an...

    2001 Toyota Celica GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • over heating engine and my heater will only blow out cold air. 16 answers

    I have a 2003 GT Toyota celica and recently i was driving on the freeway and my heater stopped working correctly. my heater started to blow only cold air out of my register vents. I tried to turn the ...

    2003 Toyota Celica GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • High RPM and smoke after head gasket replaced 21 answers

    Hi, I have a 1995 Toyota Celica (1.8L - 108 cu in) with 250,000 miles. I recently replaced head gasket, valve seals, timing belt, throttle body, water pump and etc. I reseated the valves and there is ...

    1996 Toyota Celica ST Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1992 Celica Battery stays on when keys are out 5 answers

    I recently bought a 1992 Celica that runs great. The only issue is whenever I turn the car off the battery stays on. I don't know how to turn the battery off. I make sure there are no lights on and i...

    1992 Toyota Celica ST Coupe

    -

    General

Search Toyota Celica Questions

UK Questions

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

Toyota Celica Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 580
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 480
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
997 Great Deals out of 68,493 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Supra
43 listings
Used Honda Civic
856 Great Deals out of 70,841 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
565 Great Deals out of 43,003 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Camry
1,240 Great Deals out of 97,272 listings starting at $1,250
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
47 Great Deals out of 1,516 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
234 Great Deals out of 18,278 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
718 Great Deals out of 32,218 listings starting at $2,750
Used BMW 3 Series
1,557 Great Deals out of 38,995 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
433 Great Deals out of 40,831 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Accord
1,010 Great Deals out of 75,622 listings starting at $899

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Toyota Celica For Sale
23 listings starting at $3,495
2004 Toyota Celica For Sale
34 listings starting at $2,999
2003 Toyota Celica For Sale
45 listings starting at $1,500