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Sluggish starting, but when it runs, dies instantly...only…

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Sluggish starting , but...

Sluggish starting , but when it runs, dies instantly...only way to drive it was keeping foot on brake and gas...

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

Not sure about the gas....car is mostly driven by teens....But we have had below zero temps... usually single digits for last week... just started acting up today....drove perfect this a.m.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Toyota?

2003 avalon

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

I'm not that competent...a friend thinks it might be electrnic choke, but can't find the part or a diagram anywhere on line.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Has 145k miles...usually runs like a top.

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Toyota Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Vehicle has a electronic throttle body but not a electronic choke although they are somewhat similar in function. Is the check engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was told I would get some advice for $5....and now it wants to charge me monthly or 25$ for a phone call
Toyota Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

$5 is just the deposit but I think you are setup to pay around $22 for a single answer. I'm not sure why they advertise the $5 so hard when that is only a deposit. Would you like to continue or should I have refund issued? Sorry about that, it isn't me who makes those decisions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
please issue the refund....it really feels like a bait and switch....Altho I fully respect that your time and advice is worth more than $5.... but I might as well let my local guy fix it... thank you anyway, Dan
Toyota Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

No problem, sorry about the inconvenience. I'll have refund issued, enjoy the New Year.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Happy New Year to you as well. Where are you BTW, ?
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