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The air conditioner doesn't work only when idle, works great when moving.
Hello. The most common cause for this is a low refrigerant charge. There could be a problem with a sensor or even a wiring issue, but it is most common for there to be a minor leak in the system...
This seems to be a common problem on Chrysler Dodge and Jeep vehicles. The P0601 code indicates that your powertrain control module is having a malfunction that has occurred more than six times. It is possible that a battery replacement...
The vehicle will start and drive, but will not go past 2500 rpm.
Hello. I would recommend having the camshaft seal inspected by a qualified professional. This camshaft seal often goes bad on these 2.4 liter engines in the PT Cruiser. When the oil leaks onto the camshaft position sensor, it causes the...
Regrease the bearing on front & back axles
The front and rear hub bearings are not serviceable and will need to be replaced when they are bad. You can determine they are going bad when you notice a noise that sounds like driving on a road that is...
Possible vacuum leak on my 2005 PT Cruiser. How bad is it?
You may have a vacuum leak in the intake air tubing between the turbo and the throttle body or mass air sensor. I would recommend having the engine checked and diagnosed by a certified mechanic from YourMechanic.
AC compressor good or bad idea put
You must have a massive leak in the system if you put in two cans and still nothing registers on the gauges. The entire system should be full if you put in two cans. For this issue I would suggest...
Temperature gadget goes up while in traffic
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
If cylinder 3 misfires is that a bad thing?
Hi there. A misfiring cylinder can be expensive if allowed to continue. The catalytic converter can be damaged. If the cylinder is misfiring, the coil, wire, and/or spark plug could be the cause. First swap the spark plug between cylinder...
My car's accessories come on but the engine clicks and doesn't start
There are a couple of things that would be best to explain before answering your question. The starter uses power from the battery to start the vehicle, so if the battery is low, it may not have the power to...
My car shuts off while I'm driving sometimes and makes a bubbling noise once the car is warmed up or if I'm driving
Your coolant overflow reservoir usually bubbles when the engine has a restriction that causes the flow of coolant to be reduced. This can lead to or be a cause of the engine to overheat. I would recommend getting a coolant...
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...
Fan not working. Replaced. Replaced relays. Coolant is leaking now?
Hi, thanks for writing in. This may be a result of a short in the cooling fan wiring. I would suggest checking this to be sure there is proper connectivity and that the power to the fans is supplied properly....
Catalytic converter going bad. Can I prolong its life?
Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to prolong the life of the catalytic converter as they are very expensive to manufacture, thus the high cost of replacement. In order for the converter to work effectively, there are...
Engine running rough and won't accelerate
Hi, thanks for writing in. The camshaft and crankshaft position sensors are a possible cause of the symptoms you described. Having these sensors tested professionally using the manufacturer's recommended procedure would by my best recommendation. If one of these two...
Are the motor mounts touched during a tune up? When are the motor mounts touched?
There is nothing in a basic tune up that would require loosening or touching the motor mounts. If the motor mounts are in fact loose, they could potentially cause damage to the axles if the motor were to shift enough...
Where is the coolant leak coming from?
For an issue like this, you would need to do a cooling system and pressure test so the actual leak can be found. Once the test is done by a mechanic then you would get a quote for the exact...
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...
Problem with emission control code P0440 Check Engine Light. Is that a major problem and how do you fix?
Hi there, A P0440 code is stored for an emission related fault; evaporative emission control malfunction. The evaporative emission system is responsible for preventing the release of fuel vapor into the atmosphere. When there is a fault in the...
My car want accelerate and my engine light is constantly blinking on and off
Hello. A misfire under load is typically caused by a problem in the secondary ignition system (i.e. plugs, wires, coil pack). This will also cause your Check Engine Light to flash. The powertrain control module (PCM) directly controls coil operation,...
Ac compressor
Hi there. It sounds like you may have one or two concerns here. Does the AC indicator light up when you turn it on? If so, this means that the command for AC is active. If the light flashes, this...

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