Why would my engine skip when accelerating above 20mph?

Asked by Dec 03, 2015 at 03:28 PM about the 2012 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I own a 2012 toyota camry and about a
month and a half ago,  my check engine
light popped on. I got it checked and it said
the system was too lean.  The light went off
a week later. About 2 weeks after that, my
car started to skip when acceleration gets
around 20mph. I cleaned the mass flow air
sensor and used the fuel injector cleaner.
The car only has 89,000 miles,  so it's not
due for a tune up. Do you have any
suggestions?

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I would get your car scanned for codes even if the light went out. I have a feeling that it may have a code stored for a bad O2 sensor. Also check for vacuum leaks. A bad ECT can also cause a lean mixture. But see if you can pull a code. Should be stored in memory. Try Autozone. Most of them will read your codes for free.

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Where are buying your fuel? ASK the attendant how much alcohol is in the fuel. Try changing brands.

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