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98 toyota camry 2.2 200,000. miles recently changed the camshaft

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98 toyota camry 2.2 200,000. miles recently changed the camshaft sensor
ran well when engine warms up. at idle rpm jumps up to 2500-3000 range
car shakes, then dies. like not gettin fuel. any thoughts?
bob
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Hello Bob, let me see if i can help with this Did you have any diagnostic codes that indicated it needed a camshaft position sensor? Was it replaced to fix this problem ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
yes on both
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** give me the specific code number?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
do not have at this time
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
After the engine dies does it still have spark to the spark plugs?I think it may be a good idea to check the cam timing, it's possible the belt may have jumped on the timing sprockets, just remove the top part of the timing cover and check to see if both crank and cam timing marks like up still.i
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did that also
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Ok, good, is the check engine light on right now while it's running?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no, not at all. just died on me .new plugs, new wires new fuel filter new timing belt. new crank sensor new thermostat
new temp sensor
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Check fuel pressure, best way is to connect a gauge or you can just loosen a fel line at the rail and crank it.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Did that also plenty of pressure at the line
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Ok, so there is spark, fuel pressure and the timing is ok, that leaves only a couple of things, it has low compression or the fuel injectors stopped working, the next step would be to so if the injectors are firing, you can do that using a test light connected across the injector terminal connector, crank the engine the light should flash, or first make sure that there is a constant voltage to one wire on each connector, the other is the signal wire from the ECM.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
have to go offline for about an hour, let me know about the injectors.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
180 on each cylinder compression
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
Good, check for injector pulse voltage, just on one injector is ok.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
STILL HAVING PROBLEMS. I GOTTA SAY YOU REALLY HAVE NOT BEEN MUCH HELP, I DO NOT THINKI WILL BE USING THIS SERVICE AGAIN. I WAS HOPING FOR SOME SOLID ANSWERS. KINDA DISAPPOINTED.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 11 months ago.
I understand your frustration but the last question I had for you was about checking the injector pulse voltage which may be causing the problem.I can opt out and put the question up for others to help, let me know how you wish to proceed?

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