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I have a 1998 Toyota Camry 2.2 and it’s having a idle issue…

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I have a 1998 Toyota Camry 2.2 and it’s having a idle issue I pulled the codes and the only code is p0505 it just starting doing it all at once.and I can unplug this vacumm hose and it starts to run normal.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thanks
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

get a new gasket for it if needed.

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Please note that customer satisfaction is my number one goal and rating this chat session 3 or more stars will keep the chat open for further follow-up questions you may have. Also, we can respond to this chat back and forth many times. I may be offline when you respond but I will promptly reply when I return.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Wonder why is runs normal with that vacumm hose off
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

thanks because it needs that air

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

vacuum leaks always make the idle higher

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok one more question I pulled the old thermostat out and it looks like someone did something to make it stay open so I put a new one in it and it ran hot after about 5 minutes
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

it could be the water pump or radiator. do both radiator hoses get equally hot?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not sure I haven’t checked but it has a new water pump on it
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

well, you need to check the hoses.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Do they need to be equally hot?and it never ran hot with the stuck open thermostat.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

yes, they both need to be equally hot.

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

its not going to run hot with an open t stat. never will

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

but you aren't having any pressure built up and therefore the coolant isn't getting hot and it needs to be a certain temperature so the computer can control the engine at maximum efficiency

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
If it’s not getting equally hot should I look toward the radiator needing flushed out
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

absolutely

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

you may also want to check for cold spots on the radiator when the engine is up to operating temp. you can do that with a digital temp gun

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok I checked the hoses and the top hose is getting hot and the bottom hose that is going to the thermostat is not.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

first thing to do is lush out the radiator

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

flush*

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok flushing out the radiator did not work
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok, with the system full and the engine up to operating temp, is the system under pressure?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it seems to be
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

so if you try to remove the cap, it is under pressure? or can you remove it easily?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Well now I just went out there to get it up to temp and it ran a little hot and went back down to normal and now staying at normal.
Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

maybe it had air pockets in the system

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

still running normally?

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

hows it going?

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Toyota Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

please note customer satisfaction is my number one goal and leaving a 3 stars or more rating for me will allow us to continue this dialogue until you are completely satisfied.and your vehicle is fixed. you may ask as many questions as you'd like at no extra charges. thank you have a great day

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