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I have a 2010 Toyota Tacoma with 18000 miles and sometimes

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I have a 2010 Toyota Tacoma with 18000 miles and sometimes after starting once I back onto the street and accelerate it stalls but does not die.It is like it has an air lock and not getting fuel.After sitting for a few seconds at a stand still with foot pressed on the gas pedal almost to the floor it begins to be just fine.
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Customer: no
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. This sounds to me a lot like you have a very dirty throttle plate. This is the device on the front of the intake manifold that allows air to enter the engine, and is controlled by application of the accelerator pedal. If it gets dirty (carbon builds up on this plate, a by product of the PCV system), the operation of the plate is impeded. When this happens, the engine hesitates when applying pressure on the accelerator pedal. The very first thing I would do if this vehicle was in my shop would be to inspect the throttle body, and, if found to be dirty, we would clean it out. This service usually runs about $79.95

Expert:  Toyota Service replied 8 months ago.

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