97 Camry - engine problem, bad gasoline?

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Old 17 Mar 2006, 09:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 97 Camry - engine problem, bad gasoline?

I bought this Camry about 2 weeks ago, and while I was driving the car
I had the following problem a couple of times: I push on the gas pedal
but the car does not accelerate. I tried to push on the brake, that
didn't help, then after about 10-30 seconds the car does accelerate
when I push on gas. When I got the car, the Check Engine light was on.
I looked at the codes and it was something like: "Cylinder 2 misfired."
I cleared the codes, the Check Engine light was gone for about a week,
then it came back on, and now it's gone again (disappeared by itself).
When I was buying the car, they told me that the light ws on because of
the oxygen sensor (even though they had replaced it once or twice).

BTW, could this problem be caused by bad gasoline? I live in Iowa and
we have a lot of 87 made with Ethanol - that's what I put in last
time...

Thanks.

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 01:51 am   #2 (permalink)
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Pasha wrote:
> I bought this Camry about 2 weeks ago, and while I was driving the car
> I had the following problem a couple of times: I push on the gas pedal
> but the car does not accelerate. I tried to push on the brake, that
> didn't help, then after about 10-30 seconds the car does accelerate
> when I push on gas. When I got the car, the Check Engine light was on.
> I looked at the codes and it was something like: "Cylinder 2 misfired."
> I cleared the codes, the Check Engine light was gone for about a week,
> then it came back on, and now it's gone again (disappeared by itself).
> When I was buying the car, they told me that the light ws on because of
> the oxygen sensor (even though they had replaced it once or twice).
>
> BTW, could this problem be caused by bad gasoline? I live in Iowa and
> we have a lot of 87 made with Ethanol - that's what I put in last
> time...
>
> Thanks.



how many miles on the car?

throttle valve might need cleaning, that's just my guess...

head to Autozone for a free OBD-II analysis to figure out the check
engine light...

fuel filter might need to be replaced...

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 04:15 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 97 Camry - engine problem, bad gasoline?

replace the plugs wires, distributor, rotor, air fitler, pcv valve, and
fuel filter.

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Old 18 Mar 2006, 07:36 am   #4 (permalink)
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So you buy a 9.5 yr old car and don`t have a tune up, and of course you
had no mechanic inspect it Pre purchase. So what do you expect, a
working car! It could be many things and likely is. A tune up is where
you obviously start. Your cutting out is very likely the ignition coil
being dirty especialy if it goes away in 1 hr. But you really need a
complete tune and complete fluid change and mechanic go over. Guessing
wont get you anywhere.

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Old 19 Mar 2006, 08:32 am   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys.

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