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I Have a 2009 Toyota Camry, where i notice smooth

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I Have a 2009...

I Have a 2009 Toyota Camry, where i notice smooth accelaration when started, but after few miles driving, i Feel I have to Keep more pressure on the gas pedal to move the Vehicle

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

It starts as usual

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Camry yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have shown to Dealer, where they suggested throttle body and fule injection cleaning, I put fuel injection cleaner and throttle body cleaning also done, but No change

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Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago
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Thanks for posting

How many miles are on the car?

Is the check engine light turning on while driving?

Did you recently buy this car?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
114000 miles.
No check engine light on
I brought the car in the mid of Nov 2017.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

Thanks for the reply, when did you start noticing this loss of acceleration?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
After few rides on the high way for over 10 miles
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

With no warning lights on the dash turning on it's hard to say what the problem is or even if there is a problem at all.
​Try a different brand of gasoline, the oil companies change to a winter blend this time of year, try higher octane fuel, you also not be used to the way these transmissions shift which is a common customer complaint but that's just the way they shift which seems like it's shifting more up and down than the older cars, good luck.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have shown it to few mechanics, They suggested No problem with the Transmission. Can you suggest me if it could be in related to air fuel mix not working properly after few miles of driving or some air leak, as the engine is super reactive as soon as i press the gas pedal.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 7 months ago

I​f air fuel trim was out of range the check engine light would turn on, the computer monitors all input signals very closely, I don't see a problem here.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
One small Point to note is the Mileage, i am getting both on high way or On other roads does not cross 20 per gallon.
its running fuel rich too.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech of over 40 years experience here to help. I cannot see or hear your vehicle so I rely on your patience and input to my questions so I can help you better.I have read your notes and have a question before we proceed.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Do you still wish an opinion and assistance?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
trying to get to the bottom of this.
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok I have a few questions so I know where to start. how long since last tune up?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
98k spark plugs changed and Transmission Oil changed/ engine oil and filter changed at 114k, just before purchase
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Ok thanx for that info there are a few things that can drop your mileage and performance that will not show as an engine fault to set off the engine light. These tend to creep up gradually until they become more noticeable and a problem. What engine is in your vehicle ? 4 cyl or v6?

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

I will offer you a service so we can get these items explained faster and better if you wish or continue as we are just let me know as this will be your choice.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5 star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know. In the process of helping you I will use sources from all different places that I feel fit and to the point that will speed up my help for you. This may include links, videos, shop notes and procedures as well as my own personal experience of over 40 yrs in the trade.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
4 cylinder
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

ok do you wish to use the service or just continue texting?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
just continue texting for now
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

ok as it was tuned up not long ago there are things that are not done with that service, these are an engine oil flush and injector flush . with the engine flush , over time internal parts get varnished up demanding moer power use to operate and also rings start sticking loosing their efficiency. This is done simply by pouring a good engine flush into the dirty oil just before changing it, then you run the engine for about 10 -15 min at about 1500 RPM . Then you change the oil as usual. I would also recommend the use of a good friction proffer as this will also restore lost power. I will forward some products to do these services. Getting into the injector flush, this is properly done with a machine that directly puts a strong clening product directly through the injectors, then you add a can of fuel system cleaner to the fuel tank to follow up and every 4th or 5th fill up for maintenance. this is done to restore a proper pattern to the injectors that robs power .I will also send some products for this service. After you do these services you should know a significant improvement.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

here are some oil flush products along with what oil looks like before and after it was done.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Those injector cleaners are for follow up and preventive issues after the power flush.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

the oil additive I recommend using is Lucas oil stabilizer, use as directed.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

The one last thing you may want to do is a carbon blast as this restores the combustion chamber to it's original efficiency. this also you can do at home.I will send you some product pictures to do this . There is also a before and after this service pic so you can see what it does.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Being it is an 4 cyl every little bit can either rob power or increase it back to it's original power so by doing these services you should notice a difference.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Is there any further help I may provide for you let me know.

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5 star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know. In the process of helping you I will use sources from all different places that I feel fit and to the point that will speed up my help for you. This may include links, videos, shop notes and procedures as well as my own personal experience of over 40 yrs in the trade.

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