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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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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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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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Won't crank or start
Unfortunately it would be difficult to give you a direct cause from a distance. A number of things can be causing the battery drain. Any of various components like a radio, alternator, or even a power window switch can ave...
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White smoke
White smoke from the tail pipe on start up is normal. Your PT Cruiser's exhaust system gets hot and attracts moisture when it cools. Much like the condensation on your windshield in the morning. When you first start your car,...
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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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Turn signals not flashing
Hi there, It's not very uncommon for both tail lights to fail at the same time. However, the water or condensation inside the tail lamp may indicate a larger problem. If you replace the light bulbs it could cause an...
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Steering wheel stiff
Hello. If it is suddenly hard to turn the steering wheel then the most common cause is the power steering pump. I typically check the belt and the fluid first. If the fluid is low then there is a leak....
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Squealing brakes
Your brakes can squeal for a number of reasons. If the brakes are worn out, then the wear indicators can make noise. If the brakes have glazed over from heat then this can occur also. I start by removing the...
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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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Possible electrical problem
Describing the symptoms is very important when your car is not running like it normally does. Only you know what the car usually acts like. If the vehicle is: not starting, blowing fuses, having battery trouble, showing flickering lights, etc.,...
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Overheating Issue
There would need to be a few checks to be done first. See if there is proper fan operation. Does the fan come on after the vehicle reaches about 220 degrees on the gauge? If the fan comes on and...
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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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Oil light on
Hello. The PVC valve shouldn’t cause your oil light to come on. Most likely, the problem is that the oil is low, which would cause the light to come on. The oil pressure could be faulty, which would also cause...
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Oil light goes off and on.
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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My car is overheating
I have never heard of a fail proof thermostat. If your coolant tank has a leak then it may be getting low on coolant. A leaking coolant tank that is unable to hold pressure can also cause the temperature to...
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Multiple error codes.
Those codes are mostly for the transmission control module. I would have a technician come out and test fuses and check voltages and look for a shorted wire. It will probably be a 20 amp fuse for the ECM. If...
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Interior lights won't turn off
Hello. It sounds like you may have a short in your electrical system somewhere. I would recommend having your electrical system inspected by a qualified professional in order to determine where the short is located. This will include loading up...
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Heat
The most common reason for this after a repair is an air bubble in the system. Most of the time, if you completely warm the car, which means you have confirmed the thermostat is open by feeling the upper radiator...
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Engine shaking
Quite a few things can make an engine shake, especially at idle. Spark plugs and the ignition system, carbon build up in the combustion chambers, fuel injectors, vacuum leaks or engine mounts are all possible culprits. But one thing is...

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