Engine stalling immediately after starting, only when warm

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Old 07 Dec 2006, 03:25 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Engine stalling immediately after starting, only when warm

My 2000 Toyota Camry keeps stalling immediately after I start it. The
weird part is that it doesnít always happen. It only happens after the
car has previously been running (warm, not hot). If itís been sitting
several hours it fires right up and runs just fine.

For example:
1) I start car, drive, no problems.
2) I stop at the store for 20-30 minutes.
3) I start the car and it stalls almost as soon as it starts.

To keep it running, I need to step on the brake while giving the car
gas and then slip it from park into gear. Once I get it going, it
seems OK. No stalling at stop lights, etc.

I read something about a bad DME relay causing similar problems.
Any idea what a reasonable cost is for the purchase and installation
of a DME relay?

Any ideas about what else the problem could be?

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Old 07 Dec 2006, 04:24 am   #2 (permalink)
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For maximum TN member exposure to your question, suggest posting in the
Camry Section, Generation 3 and 4. What does DME stand for again?


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Old 07 Dec 2006, 08:45 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Engine stalling immediately after starting, only when warm

Having to give it gas is a hint. Sounds like the idle air control valve
is sticking. Can be cleaned relatively easily. It might not stall but
you'll have lower than normal RPM usually.

Do a search on Camry IAC cleaning.


melissa1959 wrote:
> My 2000 Toyota Camry keeps stalling immediately after I start it. The
> weird part is that it doesn't always happen. It only happens after the
> car has previously been running (warm, not hot). If it's been sitting
> several hours it fires right up and runs just fine.
>
> For example:
> 1) I start car, drive, no problems.
> 2) I stop at the store for 20-30 minutes.
> 3) I start the car and it stalls almost as soon as it starts.
>
> To keep it running, I need to step on the brake while giving the car
> gas and then slip it from park into gear. Once I get it going, it
> seems OK. No stalling at stop lights, etc.
>
> I read something about a bad DME relay causing similar problems.
> Any idea what a reasonable cost is for the purchase and installation
> of a DME relay?
>
> Any ideas about what else the problem could be?
>
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