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1999 Toyota Camry CE 4dr Sedan Manual

1999 Toyota Camry
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
23 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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June 29, 2013, 12:57 am


Question: Check engine light pops up on/off

I recently noticed check engine light popup, especially after the car has been running for some time (in summer). At that time the rpm goes less than 1000. The car doesn't run that smooth and I could smell something if car is driven uphill in this condition. When the check engine light goes off, everything goes back to normal. Is the engine 'missing'?
Some time ago I had an electronic part replaced in the ignition (when the engine wouldn't start or turn off after shaking vigorously). That has been taken care of but the check engine light is popping up on & off.

June 30, 2013, 10:03 am

Richard W
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You will have to get the codes from the computer to see what is going on. That will be where you have to start. If you don't have the codes from the computer you are shooting in the dark.

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