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My car keep shutting off then shakes

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my car keep shutting off then shakes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Can you tell me more in detail about your problem the car is having? Also what have you checked or replaced already?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Three weeks ago the car was stalling on the highway, by shutting off and shaking for about an hour. the car work fine for three weeks and last night it started again and has not stop doing it again.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

What does it seem like its doing when shaking? is the engine running rough? will it accelerate?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when running, engine runs fine but it just shuts off completely and i have to restart then it might shake whne runningthen dies
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks. Sounds like you might be loosing fuel pressure. When was the last time you replaced the fuel filter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cant remember
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

You can replace it if it is due anyway. But you may have a weak or failing fuel pump

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 year ago.

Sometimes a restricted fuel filter can cause failure of a fuel pump.