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My car is blowing white thick smoke from tailpipe.. I just replaced the pcv with a new hose because the hose was bent .
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Hello there, many different faults can cause this combination of codes on your 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. When we see loss of communication codes with Transmission Control Module (TCM) internal faults, this usually means one of the following: ...
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P0551 Code Power Steering Switch.
Hi there: Typically the power steering switch won't cause the ignition system to activate unless there were multiple electrical shorts in the steering column that could disrupt the flow of power from the ignition switch to the coil. It's possible...
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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.
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Rough engine idle lights flicker loss of power PT Cruiser 2007 Turbo
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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.
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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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