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I have no power at all. No dome light, no radio, nothing. I have replaced the alternator battery and starter and checked all fuses
I suspect your problem is in the power distribution box or in the connections going to it. Chrysler has a fancy name for it, they call it a TIPM for Totally Integrated Power Module. These modules have a lot of...
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My 2002 PT Cruiser speedometer quit working and when I drive it it only drives in first gear I can shift it but it only drives in
Hi Chevy. Thanks for contacting us today. What is likely is that your PT Cruiser is stuck in limp mode; which occurs when the ECU and sensors detect a mechanical or electrical fault with the transmission or other driveline systems....
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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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It’s a 2008 pt cruiser and when I try to reverse and I have to actually press the gas petal for it to be able to reverse it
Are the brakes or the parking brake sticking or stuck? You can check to see if the wheels turn freely to rule that in or out. If the wheels are not stuck, either the engine or the transmission has a...
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Car died, and gauge needles moving crazy
Hi Robin. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is common with an electrical short (in regards to the gauges going 'wacky' like you've described). The hard to start problem and rough idle issues are probably caused by...
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Can a bad ignition coil cause a p0335 and a p0340
If you request a no start diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will identify the root cause of the no start and get this resolved for you promptly. The two codes that you note do not normally implicate the ignition coil(s)...
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Where do I add Bars leak head seal head gasket repair in a 2001 pt cruiser? Do I add it to the coolant recovery contanier?
YourMechanic professionals, who have your best interests at heart, can only give advice based primarily on the published repair instructions provided by the manufacturer of the vehicle. In your circumstance, if coolant is leaking (internally), due to a fault in...
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Ha an alignment.. 04 pt cruiser still pulls to the right hard
If the alignment has not enough positive caster it will not return to center as it should or if you have a binding rack and pinion or tie rod ends it will also cause the same problem. If alignment is...
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Can my 2003 non-turbo 2.4 L engine be swapped into my 2004 turbo PT Cruiser?
Anything is possible, but it's not a straightforward swap. The powertrain control module (PCM) is different as is the wiring. I'm sure there are other subtle differences as well. You could use the 2003 as donor car and pull everything...
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My thermostat housing is spraying out antifreeze could that be the reason i see smoke
Hi Latrice. Thanks for sending in your question today. Yes - the radiator leak is likely the reason for the smoke. It would be a good idea to replace the radiator thermostat housing as soon as possible to reduce the...
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What could cause a popping noice when I hit the breaks?
The noise could be caused by too much rotor runout, the rotors might have thickness variation, brake parts could be loose (improperly torqued), and/or bushings could be worn. If you request a vehicle noise diagnostic - brake noise, the responding...
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Power steering Belt is the same for the Alternator ?
The belts for power steering to a/c compressor is different from the belt for the alternator. They are different sizes also. Your engine has two serpentine belts.
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Coolant leaking outside on front passenger side
It sounds like your coolant overflow tank may be leaking as this is where it is usually located underneath the hood of the vehicle. If the leaking only occurs after driving the vehicle, it is likely that the radiator is...
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My my 01 pt cruiser died while in reverse backing up what could cause this?
There may be a couple different causes and would first need to see if problem was caused by the transmission or the engine. Have the transmission and engine scanned for stored codes to see if there is an internal transmission...
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I am getting the code p1684 and I need to know how to fix it?
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. P1684 means that power to your powertrain control module (PCM) was interrupted. The most common cause of this is because of a weak battery. Anytime you start a car with a battery that...
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I have a 2009 PT cruiser with a p302 code coming on only at idle speed. It also has poor/slow acceleration, especially up a hill
The misfire is most likely from a vacuum leak either in the PCV hose or valve or the intake manifold itself has a leak in the housing. Replace the PCV valve and check PCV hose and then if problem continues...
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My car started shaking upon startup and felt powerless
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Q: Radiator fan
Hi Jose. Thanks for contacting us today. It's quite possible that you have an exposed electrical wire that is causing a short. This can cause multiple electrical faults to occur, such as the one you are experiencing. You should probably...
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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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Before I take the next step, a full service shop, I'd like the input of others. Okay first im very aware i have a hole in my rad
Engine stalling, or shutdowns, can be caused by a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors, faulty fuel pump or...

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