New owner of a used ragtop Solara SLE 2007

Solara07Solara07 TexasMember Posts: 3
edited October 2018 in Toyota
I bought this car a few months ago-her name is Wavy (short for Wayfarer). She’s a deep gunmetal gray/brown. She’s got a few bumps and dents, but who doesn’t? Any, I LOVE this car—she had 86K when I bought her, and now has 90K. Put new tires on. She still has a vibration above 60 mph though. And another weird thing—I made a hard right at high speed (testing her out on country roads) and she completely died. She started right back up, but what WAS that? I repeated the maneuver, and it happened again. She’s strictly speed limit now, and local roads only until I can get this figured out. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    You can only guess at this point until you can determine what is dropping out---whether it's fuel, ignition or injector pulse. You may need to hook up to a scan tool to see if there are codes or historical data to help you diagnose.

    I wonder if this would happen with a full gas tank?
  • Solara07Solara07 TexasMember Posts: 3
    Thank you-that’s really helpful and I will do that. And these incidences happened with 3/4 of a tank of regular, unleaded gas. Really appreciate the comment!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    These kinds of problem are tricky. The symptoms suggest lose of fuel pressure but who knows if there's just a loose wire somewhere?
  • Solara07Solara07 TexasMember Posts: 3
    I do plan on having the timing belt replaced soon, so maybe they can find it when that happens. I’ll post what they find out. Thanks a million!
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