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Check engine light comes on while driving. My vehicle started jerking while driving. I was told it may be the camshaft sensor.
Hi there. When your car is jerking around, this means that the engine is having a misfire and causing the engine to stumble making the vehicle seem to jerk around. Check the camshaft position sensor for any damage and if...
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2 year old battery not holding charge
Hi there: In most cases a two year old battery should maintain a charge; however, the frequent trickle charging might be the reason why the battery is having difficulty. This process should only be done on a monthly basis for...
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Blower moter works intermittently, sometimes it blows air tand sometimes I get nothing, motor or resistor?
Sometimes the blower will not turn due to an open circuit in the blower motor brushes. When you are experiencing the problem where the motor does not come on then just lightly tap on the blower motor in the left...
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previous dead battery fir no apparent reason. now switches on steering column not working. no lights turn signals wipers
Hello. You should start by asking yourself if the battery died because it was old and malfunctioning, or if the alternator and charging system components strained it. There is an obvious electrical issue that is stemming from a main source...
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Automatic Shut down relay going bad? Car starts and then stalls at irregular times. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Hello - yes, the Auto Shutdown (ASD) Relay the likely failed component here. The behavior you describe is precisely the failure pattern for this component - car runs for a while, relay contacts (which are burned at this point) get...
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I have a leak in the coolant system that I have narrowed to I believe is the water inlet tube off of the lower radiator hose.
First off, I would say it would be best to pressure test the cooling system to verify where the coolant is coming from. With the complexity of repairs to the cooling system on this vehicle, it may be worth the...
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Blinkers not working
If the multi function switch has been replaced, we can assume it is good. It is unlikely that the [bulbs]https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/turn-signal-bulb-replacement) would go out all at once. Therefore, we can also assume that the bulbs are good. If the flashers come...
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Pt cruiser dieing when I remove my foot from the accelerated.
It seems as if the timing belt replacement may have an effect on the engine's ability to run properly. If black smoke is being emitted from the exhaust, this is another indication that the engine could be out of time....
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Some lights are out on the car, while others are still on. Checked fuses and bulbs already
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may possibly be experiencing wiring or connection issues. If behavior changed after the battery was installed then I would check the battery cables and electrical system grounds. Poor connection...
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My 06 PT Cruiser will not start and the Check Engine Light is on. It turns but will not start, what does this mean?
Hello - first task is to determine what problem codes are set with the Check Engine Light. It is possible this is a problem with the wireless control module being "locked up". There is a Chrysler technical service bulletin (232597)...
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Only starts if I use starting fluid
Hello. To start, lets locate your fuel pump relay. It will be in the main fuse box, in the engine compartment. It will be black box with a lid which houses most of the fuses. The inside of the lid...
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car won't start and keeps showing error code P0129.
With a reoccurring code such as this, after replacing the sensor, it is time to test the wiring harness and connector at the sensor. The orange wire should have 5V. This would be the 5 volt reference. The black and...
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When it's hot outside, the car will overheat after driving a long distance. It doesn't do it in cold weather.
Hi there. When coolant gets hot, it expands. Which is why the overflow reservoir exists. If the vehicle tends to overheat during the hot summer season, it may be contributed to the air conditioning system. Anytime you turn the AC...
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Car is giving codes P0032 and P0038 and stalls
Hi there. Diagnoses needs to be performed. As you already know, replacing components can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The P0032 and P0038 codes could be the result of a blown fuse, a wiring issue from the PDC...
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I can't tell if the lower or upper front control arms are going bad
If you have doubts as to any diagnostic that a mechanic offers, the fastest way to learn the truth is to simply ask the mechanic to show you the failure; that is, prove it to you. If he does, great...
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My ignition is jammed and my key won't turn
Hi there. What you're describing is commonly associated with a broken ignition lock cylinder. The ignition lock assembly is a tumbler and key mechanism that is used to trigger power supply to auxiliary components and engage the starter motor to...
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My car stalled while driving and will not start.
Hi there. Do any warning lights come on when turning the key? If not, then the battery is discharged. If they do, then there are other possible causes to your no start condition that require proper inspections to diagnose. A...
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it has no power at all
Hi there: Some times when the battery has run it's course, it can't be recharged or even jump started. This typically occurs when it's starting to get colder outside; when cold cranking amps on the battery have worn out. It's...
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Hard start, sputtering even idle, sometimes turns off while idle
Hello: In general, when a vehicle has problems starting initially, it's usually caused by a restriction in fuel flow or the mixture of air and fuel to create the right volume of vapor to be ignited in the cylinder. This...
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Water leaking
Since the vehicle is overheating, it's safe to assume the "water leak" you see may very well be coolant leaking. If the coolant level is low, that can make the engine overheat. There are many components to the cooling system...

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