CAR REPAIR~ POSSIBLE electric issue.
I have a 1993 Toyota Camry LE 6 cylinder 3.0 liter
1st issue- random stalling, first when at idle, died after 5 minutes running in park, took 20 minutes to start and drive again.
Ran for few days fine.
2nd time, driving after 2-3 errands, died in transit. Just lost all power to accelerate/full lights on dash/accelerating went from great to no power in 5 seconds. took 20 minutes to start again!
Went to 1st mechanic, changed the main relay, checked fuel pump and it was fine. His computer did not diagnose 1993 models so on to the next~
2nd mechanic~ changed TPS, (said tps was shorting out main computer) found a used PCM for my model and added timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt and same problem happened upon departure from mechanic. died at idle in the driveway…before accelerating fully. started up 20 minutes later though!
He said he had no problems driving for a couple days before asking me to pick it up.
Took out remote ignition switch, left mechanic feeling great! No issues! Ran fine, started GREAT! for 2 days:) and now same thing but more of it. Ran 2-3 errands, drove home after sitting for about an hour, started fine, went 2 blocks, sputtered, pulled over, put it in park and accelerated and it slowly died again when revving it up, all power goes down like a candle is being blown out, poof, no power. 20 minutes later…started! died in transit though! 25 minutes later, started again, got home on NEw YEars EVe. Waited till morning to take it back to mechanic, wont start at 9 am, 10-11-12-1-2-3 but at 5 pm started. Did not go to the mechanic, did not drive, it just started on New Years Day, now this morning, no start:( Any thoughts before I take it to the mechanic to actually FIX it? I cant get a full diagnostic of checks that were made from the mechanic. He has all necessary gadgets, but I just want to see what you guys think and I can be more informed this time when I talk to him. I would REALLy appreciate it. Someone said to take the positive off the battery, replace and start the car, if it starts then it would suggest the new(used) PCM might not be working as well as we thought. I think its an air intake issue, but I dont know enough to even check for this.