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Feels like it wants to die when coming to a stop or turning

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cmf21, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    cmf21

    cmf21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lately, my truck feels like it wants to die when I come to a stop or start a turn. It doesn't happen that much. I was thinking maybe my power steering fluid was low but it looks ok. What could it be? It seems to idle fine but maybe it's idiling too low when I come to a stop or turn. Not sure. Replaced the plugs and wire's maybe 15 - 20,000 miles ago. I've cleaned the air filter, maf, and throttle body opening.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    cmf21

    cmf21 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haven't thought of that. I'm right at 100,000 miles maybe it's time. I've also noticed my gas mileage has decreased a little the past few months. I had a head gasket replaced last December and thought I had some strange engine noises like there was an air leak or something but everything's checked out fine. Sounded like a steam engine on the backside of the engine on the drivers side.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    skeezix

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    If your fuel filter is causing the problem, you would really notice it by driving up a long grade that is steep enough to make you floor it. With 100K on the clock, I would replace the filter regardless. Wouldn't want it to cause problems on the road (been there, done that).
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    hossmaster

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    Could be a dirty idle air control valve. Does it usually do this low idle approx 200-300 rpm after turning off the truck and then restarting it within a few minutes say stopping to get something from a gas store?
     
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