View Full Version : car stalls, and wont go over 3000 rpm's
06-18-2002, 06:48 PM
i was cleaning under the hood today and i accidentally knocked off the return line on the radiator, needless to say, it had a huge mess as radiator fluid sprayed all over my engin bay. so i cleaned it up and reconnected the line, and filled the radiator fluid back up, then i went to go crank up the car, and it started up very rough (c.e.l. light was on too) and it was about to stall so i gave it some gas, as the rpm's came up to 3000, it would pop like i was hitting the rev limiter, so i shut it off, looked under the hood, and got the air compressor out, i sprayed down the electric connections, it looked like some of the connections on the intake were pretty wet, i don't know if i may have shorted one of them out, but the celica still wouldn't run right. i'm pretty worried about this, if anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated, thenks,Nick.
06-18-2002, 09:30 PM
did you go 50% water 50% coolant?? and did you use toyota red...
you might need to flush and start over.. then reset your ECU .. pull out the EFI fuses to do that.. the EFI fuses are listed in the box cover of the fuseblock in the engine bay.
07-05-2002, 03:28 PM
gts laid- even though youre suppose to use 50/50 water and coolant and toyota red, i doubt this is the cause for the starting problem, did the coolant by any chance soak the CAI filter?? then when you started it , the engine sucked it up
07-05-2002, 05:34 PM
its really damn tricky getting all the air out of the cooling system. and when its not purged all the way, it over heats quickly. maybe its going into limp mode because of that?
07-05-2002, 07:24 PM
So many good intentions...
While you may have coolant issues in teh future 9I highly doubt it), the current problem has nothing to do with the coolant (at least not the coolant in the radiator/cooling system).
What you describe sounds exactly like the symptoms you would have if the MAF is unplugged or has falied entirely.
Check the MAF connection (maybe even unhook it and blow the electrical connectors out with air then hook it back up).
Few problem will cause a total failure, but the MAF being unplugged is one of them.
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