Is My Car Cursed?

stall

#1

I own a 99 Toyota Camry 6 cylinder. When I am on the freeway going uphill, about 20 miles, my car does a slight jerk. As soon as I get off the freeway, it seems that it wants to stall. The RMS go about 400-600 and when I stop, I have to put the car in neutral and give gas to stabilize the car. Otherwise it feels like it’s ready to stall but never has. Once I reach my destination and park my car for a few minutes, it starts fine as if nothing has happened. I told my mechanic but he cannot figure what’s going on. Is it some kind of sensor or perhaps the carberator is stuck? Should I call a priest and get an exorcism? I am afraid one day it’s gonna die on my in the middle of the freeway.


#2

No carburetor on this car, so you can rule that out.

Does this only happen when the engine is under a heavy load? If so, that points to fuel starvation. A clogged fuel filter or a failing fuel pump are the most likely suspects in such cases.


#3

right…fuel injection. duh! No I don’t carry much in the car to keep it light and save fuel consumption. Normally it happens when I am on the freeway, rarely in town traffic. It sucks when it starts to happen in the middle of the freeway then I hit a slowdown. I have to go to neutral and touch the pedal to keep the engine from buckling. I will ask my service guy to check the fuel pump and filter. Thank you!