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new battery car wont start
It is possible that you could have an issue with your starter. If the key is turned and nothing happens, especially if the battery is new, this is an indication that the starter may have failed. The only way to...
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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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Check Engine light is on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The work you have put in thus far is only benefiting your car, but misfires can be a lot trickier than most think. You may be having a low fuel pressure issue, dirty MAF...
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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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I have an 08 PT cruiser, when I hit the gas the RPMS move but the car does not accelerate. There is also this loud thumping noise
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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Car shut off. And wont start
If your engine has low compression, it will likely need to have the head gaskets replaced at the minimum. It is also very possible that the engine may need to be overhauled or replaced if the piston rings are bad...
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I have a 08 pt cruiser and my ac comes on for a few seconds then shuts of,what could be my problem.
Without knowing the a/c pressures the problem sounds like it is low on refrigerant. You will need to have the pressures checked first and determine if it is low or there is another electrical issue causing the problem,
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Jerking when braking idiling low burnt smell 2006 pt cruiser
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Is $2500 to replace timing belt, water pump, tensioner, an accurate estimate?
It sounds like the timing belt may have snapped or potentially come off of the pulleys. Depending on any potentially damage that could have been caused by this happening, the cost to repair may vary drastically. i would suggest having...
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Does the engine have to be removed to replace the oil pan on my 2002 Chrysler PT Cruise?
No, the engine does not have to be removed to replace the oil pan gasket on your vehicle. However, two of the engine mounts need to be removed to get the pan off, so it's a good idea to support...
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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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My mom has a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. It started but when put into reverse or forward it dies. What is going on?
You should check the transmission to see if fluid is low first since the problem is in the transmission. If fluid is full then you will need to have the transmission checked for stuck overdrive solenoid or leaking internally on...
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Under the passenger side there is what looks to be a plastic cover torn up
The wheel well cover would not need to be removed for service but what does happen is you pull too far onto parking stops and when you back up it catches and tears it loose. Have a mechanic like one...
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HI! My 2007 PT Cruiser overheated earlier today. The engine was making a knocking sound and shaking. smell of coolant strong.
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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does it happen that the cooling fan relays only are the problem ? in a pt cruiser 03 or they just burned out cut of an underneath
When the a/c is on, the engine is more heavily loaded because the engine has to drive the a/c compressor. If the engine is not in optimum condition, that extra load may cause a rough idle. The underlying causes of...
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Rough idle
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...
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my ac compresser in my 2004 pt cruiser works then shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the compressor is cycling when it should not be, there is an issue with regulating temperature. You want to look at the pressure switch going to the compressor. If it is not to...
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pressure switch going to the ac compressor does not connect to each other
Hi Stormykally. Usually when this occurs, it's due to one of three things. First, the pressure switch is the wrong component for your specific year, make and model of PT Cruiser. This happens quite often - especially if the part...
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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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Car feels like it's going to stall when stopped, just had timing belt and water pump replaced. Is the timing off?
It's not really likely that the timing is off. Modern cars with distributorless ignition rarely have any issues with the timing. If you're having problems with your idle the first thing to look for is air leaks. Any air that...

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