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Experience:  Technician at Montgomery Motors
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I am having stalling problems when the car is in idle or I'm

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Hello, I am having stalling problems when the car is in idle or I'm at a stop light. The car shakes a lot and then turns off. Ive also experienced times when the car will drive fine and then when i go back to turn the car on, it won't turn on.
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: no check engine light. it stalls at idle.
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2007 camry LE
JA: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Well we tried to fix it and figure out what was wrong. At first we thought the battery cables had acid so we cleaned them and thats about it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: just that the car has been very shaky lately.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Todd M replied 1 month ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. The issue that you have are is likely going to be do to a vacuum leak or a misfiring cylinder. Even though the check engine light is not on, you should still have the vehicle scanned for codes. I have seen many vehicles without a light still have codes to retrieve. This should be the first step. Check for vacuum leaks. What you need to do to inspect for this is check all of the vacuum hoses, including the air filter box. Also, you should check the air filter. If you can't visibly see a vacuum leak, then start the engine, while someone revs it enough to stay running. Listen for escaping air. If there is a leak, this will help you pinpoint it. Harder to find leaks can be located with a smoke machine.... To check for misfiring cylinders, you will need to perform a power balance test. If there is a misfire, then you will be able to locate the cylinder and then the cause. These two causes are the most likely issues to your problem.

Expert:  Todd M replied 1 month ago.

If you require more information on this issue and/or are not satisfied, let me know, please, and I will attempt to assist you further on this. I hope this information points you in the right direction. If you have any further questions or concerns on this issue, feel free to ask. If you are satisfied, and have found this information helpful, a positive rating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.