what would cause my 1999 toyota tacom 3.4L V6 to sputter and sometimes die when I am stopped with the automatic transmission in drive?

braach
0

Asked by Feb 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM about the 1999 Toyota Tacoma V6 Ext. Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes my truck sputters or dies when i come to a stop. The RPM's drop and the engine dies out but it only seems to happen when I am stopped with the transmission in drive.  If I feel it sputter and I put it in neutral the RPM's rise and the sputtering stops.

3 Answers

Scott Grabill
25

I had the same problem with a camaro I used to have. It ended up being a bad thottle position sensor, you may want to check that out.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Jay Boggs
25

More than likely on a toyota it is going to be a mass air flow sensor (MAF)..... A bad TPS on that truck would cause the rmps to bounce up and down usually not staling it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Keith Boyd
115

have the thottle body service by someone who know toyota's. dirt/carbon can cause the idle air control valve to stick.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Tacoma

Looking for a Used Tacoma in your area?

CarGurus has 27,392 nationwide Tacoma listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Tacoma Questions

Toyota Tacoma Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 820
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 800
#3 TarsTarkas
TarsTarkas
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tundra"
524 Great Deals out of 24,012 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Frontier"
389 Great Deals out of 20,749 listings starting at $1,795
Used Ford F-150"
2,914 Great Deals out of 201,727 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
342 Great Deals out of 16,913 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,140 Great Deals out of 133,607 listings starting at $1,695
Used Ford Ranger"
259 Great Deals out of 7,796 listings starting at $988
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
834 Great Deals out of 52,371 listings starting at $2,400
Used Jeep Wrangler"
337 Great Deals out of 14,543 listings starting at $2,795
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
534 Great Deals out of 13,606 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Camry"
1,585 Great Deals out of 94,957 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,011 Great Deals out of 45,751 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
7,741 listings starting at $22,438
2016 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 3,495 listings starting at $21,990
2015 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,411 listings starting at $16,500
2014 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,084 listings starting at $12,945
2013 Toyota Tacoma For Sale
85 Great Deals out of 2,456 listings starting at $7,498