Car Cuts Off While Driving.


Asked by Jan 01, 2016 at 05:43 PM about the 1993 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

At Random Times My Car Just Stops Accelerating ,
Sometimes It Shoots And Sometimes It Doesn't .
When It Doesn't Shoot Off The Car Engine Cuts Off
, But The Dash Lights And The Radio Is Still On I
Would Have To Pull Over Put The Car In Park And
Start It Back Up When It Starts Up It Starts Up Like
Nothing Ever Happened. What's Wrong With My

5 Answers


possibly a throttle position sensor. there are lots of youtube videos on how to do this test. always test before replacing parts.

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BTW, have you scanned the computer for engine codes? there is a good video by a named richpin. it is on youtube. search "How to scan Toyota obd1 codes" . really easy, just follow his instructions.

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Best Answer

I agree. Likely throttle positioning sensor (TPS). Maybe a crank positioning sensor starting to go out. Do test all theories.


The Check Engine Light Doesn't Stay On It Cuts Off When I Start It Back Up

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My sisters Chevy co version van is doing the same thing. It has been put on a scan tool and has been verified to be a TPS. It dies when RPM's fall to near idle speed and always starts back up, but sometimes won't stay running unless you use 2 feet on the pedals to get going.

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