We’ve brought our 1999 Camry to our mechanic twice for a starting problem to no avail because it never happens while it’s there. So cliche right?
About half the time it has trouble starting and the rest of the time it starts and operates fine.
These troublesome starts:
- typically idle very low then stall completely if you try to put it in gear
- sometimes, but very rarely, stall immediately
- sometimes giving it a tiny bit of gas seems to prevent stalling
- eventually, after 1-2 minutes, the engine begins running normally (usually i just sit there and wait and can feel the obvious/sudden change from idling low to a normal idle
It just passed the CA smog test and the mechanic couldn’t find any problem.
What should I do?
Thanks so much in advance!
Peace + love,