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I have a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser turbo. The car starts right up, but after a few seconds starts to lose power and want to die unt
It is not clear if the poor engine operation you were experiencing is somehow linked to the present no start condition. In any event, before the engine can be diagnosed, it has to be running and so that is the...
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Q: My car wont start.
Hi there. If the two battery terminals were triggered by the ratchet, it's more likely that the main relay is damaged or a fuse has popped. If the starter will activate, then the issue is most likely due to an...
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I was driving and I lost all power going to the transmission but the engine stayed on.
There are a few possible causes. One can be the clutch has failed. The disc may be worn to the point that any remaining friction material has separated from the clutch disc. If that happened, then there is no clamping...
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I am currently, as of June 27, 2017 3:22 p.m. Tuesday in the process of placing back a harmonic balancer on an 05 pt cruiser tur
The best way to resolve this issue would be to get a pnumatic or (very strong) electric impact wrench. These impact wrenches are known to have a lot of torque for loosening and tightening bolts. Based on your description, this...
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Possible faulty ECM or Camshaft, Crank Shaft Fuel Pump Issue
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to provide accurate service tips on aftermarket ECU's due to the multiple possible issues with them; as you've described in your question. Our best advice is to purchase an OEM ECU and have it...
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Q: Loud noise
There are a number of things that could make an engine noisy. Depending on the specific type of sound you are referring to, this will determine how to properly diagnose. If there is a bit of a hissing sound, this...
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Rough engine idle lights flicker loss of power PT Cruiser 2007 Turbo
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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The smog tec said it was a bad brain. Was told first that was the oxgen sen was bad. Is it possible for a short cause the brain t
Hi there. The brain of the PT Cruiser is the ECU. If the unit was damaged itself, it's highly doubtful that the engine would start at all. However, what is more than likely is that the electrical harness connected from...
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Q: Car overheating
Hi Jose. A car will overheat due to multiple reasons, ranging from a faulty thermostat, radiator fan or even failing water pump. Without being there to [inspect your PT cruiser personally by completing a car is overheating inspection, it's very...
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Car overheating but not a lot
If the car is warming up while it is parked, but cools down while it is moving, then there is a problem with airflow across the radiator; be it a fan problem, or debris in the radiator fins, or even...
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My vehicle overheats constantly and just turned off while I was driving
If your car is constantly overheating, you shouldn't be driving it until you can get it sorted out. Each time the engine overheats, it does some damage to the various internal parts. Eventually you will not be able to drive...
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Why is my 2005 pt cruiser over heating
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Need help with my Neon SRT4 Ignition
The switch can be be replaced with a new one. It is likely that new keys will have to be programmed to the switch though by the dealer. In some cases, if just the lock tumbler, or the mechanical part...
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96 Toyota Previa, replaced brake booster, master cylinder,no leaks or air in system, hard pedal eng off, eng on pedal goes to the
Hi Brian. Thanks for contacting us tonight. I would assume that the brake booster and master cylinder you've purchased is the right one for your vehicle, however, it's quite common for auto parts stores to provide the wrong replacement parts....
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Car sputters and takes effort to start, overheats, and has a cylinder misfire
Hi Aubrie. Thanks for contacting us today. Although it would be fantastic if all of these issues were related, it's likely that they are all independent problems. Let's start with the overheating issue. Although a coolant leak is common, it...
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I have a 2006 pt turbo cruiser and it's not shifting out of 1st gear at times I have to stop restart occasionally to work properly
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...
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Engine loses all power under light throttle at low rpms, but no problems if more than 50% throttle or high rpms.
Nicholas. If you're 100% certain that this is not a clutch issue, then like you said, it's likely a fuel restriction or ignition timing issue. Since you know your car, and what repairs have been completed, you are better equipped...
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SRT4 idles fine, but dies when light throttle is applied, no check engine lights, no codes.
Hi Nicholas. Thanks for contacting us today. Although I'm sure your clutch driving skills are great, it's quite possible that the clutch itself is the source of your problem. Most of the time when an engine falls flat while releasing...
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The other day my car kicked and now out whistles and the acceleration has been cut in half i don't know what has caused this
You may have a bad turbo or the inlet hose to the turbo. Have this checked and also scan the computer for stored codes and get them diagnosed.
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engine runs but will not move, car is a manual transmission car does not stall when in gear and not moving.
What you are describing is most likely due to a hydraulic and/or mechanical failure in the clutch system and/or the splines have sheared off the input shaft to the transmission. To get this diagnosed and repaired, the recommended service is...

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