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I accidentally put diesel in my car and I want to know that it'll be salvageable
The fuel tank will have to be thoroughly drained and refilled with fresh gas. The Mechanic would possible try to purge the fuel rail once fresh gas is in the tank, however, it is possible that the remaining diesel fuel...
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My radiator boils after the car has stopped. The cap has been replaced, thermostat, fan sensor, etc. 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hi there - the "boiling after shutoff" symptom is evidence of excess engine heat which is not being radiated by the radiator. Most likely, the "sealant" you added to the cooling system prior, is biting you back. The leak sealant...
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I just had an engine mount replaced, however my car sometimes don't want to crank up. Whats going on?
A no start condition can be caused by a number of things, a motor mount not being one of them. The motor mounts do pretty much as their name indicates. They mount the engine - and transmission - in the...
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Not blowing out hot air no defrost
Hi There, The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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Car won't start
As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately...
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Think it is ecm, but not sure. Has rough idle,dies during idle,irregular performance while driving(sputter kinda coughing).
Hello, What you are describing sounds like possibly a dirty or faulty idle control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds...
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Car won't start but cranks over and wants to fire up
Hi there. Most of the time when you have a problem like you've described, the failure to start is caused by ignition related. Since we don't know what you "messed with your fuse box", it's hard to give you any...
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The crankshaft sensor blows when car is put in reverse.
The problem is going to be caused by a short in the harness that goes down to the crankshaft sensor. Check to see if the motor and transmission mounts are broken allowing the engine to move too far and hitting...
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I just changed a crankshaft position sensor in my 07 PT Cruiser after I do that how do I get to start because it will not start 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hi - the symptoms you describe suggest as you observed that the engine has either jumped time, or the timing belt has broken. The sound of trying to start an engine with a broken timing belt is unique, and too...
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I NEED HELP ASAP! My dad is trying to change my lower left control arm on my 2001 pt cruiser and the bolt that goes into the body
I can think of a couple of possible solutions. The first one I would try is to stick something in the hole to prevent the bolt from just spinning such as a pry bar. This might help you to get...
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Crank seal leak.
The problem you are referring to is clearly described and well documented by other consumers in the NHTSA database of consumer complaints about the vehicle, as well as in copious commentary on the Internet. I am not aware of any...
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Clutch Cable replacement
Hi there. If your PT Cruiser is leaking transmission fluid, I would wager against the problem being the clutch cable. Typically, fluid comes from the clutch master cylinder or the transmission itself. It's probably a better idea to have a...
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Won't start 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hi there - as you suspect, a failed alternator, or serpentine belt (which drives the alternator) or its tensioner, could have failed and caused the behavior you are now seeing. Even a loose belt due to a weak tensioner could...
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Something draining battery maybe radio
The diagnostic would begin with the battery. The battery should be fully charged and then load tested. If the battery passes a load test and charging system output has been measured, too, and is within specifications, the only reason a...
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Power stearing leaking/not working need steering seal too? 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hello - if you care planning to replace the power steering pump, and the steering pump, these components will come with new seals - no additional parts needed except for hose o-rings, which your mechanic will grab too. 43K miles...
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Car was working fine then randomly shut off and will not turn back on, check engine light came on after the car turned off.
Hi there. First you would need to check for any codes that could be stored or pending on the ECM (computer). The code will direct you to the location area that could be the cause of the noise that occurred...
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Temp Gauge marks higher than usual
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle tends to overheat when sitting at an idle more often than when driving at highway speeds. It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to...
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Overheating
If the radiator has to be replaced because it leaks, that replacement can be performed right at your location (without moving the car) by a mobile mechanic. If you desire that service, please request radiator replacement and the responding certified...
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Car overheating
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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Overheating
Hi there. I would highly recommend completing a full coolant system flush first; as it's possible that you might have a few air bubbles stuck inside the cooling lines that can cause the type of overheating issue you're describing. It's...

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