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Tundra: v8..4wd..a slow turn (not accelerating) or today..shifter…

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I have a tundra v8 4wd 2001. Sometimes when I make a slow turn (not accelerating) or today when I was driving into a parking place and when I backed up from a parking place then tried to drive forward the truck engine stopped. I can usually put the shifter into park and the engine will start fine. It it totally random with the exception that it has always happened when the engine is running at slow rpms around idle.
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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 years ago
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I assume the "check engine light" is not on, if this is so then try cleaning the inside of the throttle body, these have a habit if getting a lot of carbon/ gum deposits which cause stalling at idle. Remove the intake tube from the throttle body, block the throttle plate open and clean the carbon out using a spray can of intake cleaner and a brush. After cleaning the engine will start hard the first time so open the throttle to get a lot of air in until it fires up then drive it around for about 15minutes, if the idle seems too high, disconnect the negative battery terminal and drive it a gain, it may take a little while but it will go back to normal idle around 800 rpm.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I don't recall if the check engine light comes on. If it does, what does this mean with regard to your answer?
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 years ago
If the light comes on then there would be a trouble code stored in the computer which may have something to do with the stalling and the remedy I gave you may not solve the problem, most of the time the check engine light won't go off by itself if there is a "hard fault code" but you can have it scanned to see if there are any codes in history.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks Ted. I'll do the throttle body cleaning.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 years ago
Your'e welcome, please don't forget to "accept" if I have helped.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Ted, I got the throttle body cleaned and so far so good. Looks like you got it the first time. Thanks again, John
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 8 years ago
Thanks for the reply and accepting.
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