Why does my Car Die Moments after I Start it? (Please help a College Student)?
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5th Owner of 1989 Camry, 4 sp. Automatic transmission
ODO reads: 163,000 miles
When I start the car, sometimes I can hear a sputtering noise coming from the hood (could be the engine), ( it’s soft, then loud, then soft, then loud, etc.) The car vibes simultaneously with the noise. (I can best describe the sputtering noise as the sound of a motorcycle when it is idle, though not as loud.)
As soon as I take my foot off the brake to Reverse, the Car dies, & the Check Engine Light & Check Oil Light comes on, and I have to restart it.
I recently changed my oil & oil filters a month ago at an oil change shop (My friend said the guy put too much oil) I don’t think this is the problem though, because I have had this problem ever since I bought the car, even before the oil change.
What do you think the problem is & how should I get it fixed? Should I go ahead and get a Major tune up? is this one of those problems that probably won’t go away, thanks in advance
BTW, It’s not the battery, the previous owner installed a new battery a couple of months ago.
& my friend said he thinks the sound is coming from the radiator (not sure)