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Why does my PT Cruiser stall while driving?

This is the most dangerous of the PT Cruiser problems. It involves the engine to completely stall out while driving. It can happen sporadically while driving, giving the driver no warning as to when it will happen next. For some drivers, the issue occurs when a certain RPM is achieved. For others, the problem occurs at a certain speed.

What are the problems with a 2007 PT Cruiser?

Unfortunately, engine lights that will not turn off seem to be a prevalent PT Cruiser problem. The common symptoms for the 2007 PT Cruiser are overheating accompanied by the engine light turning on. The code P0340 is often displayed as the problem for owners.

How much does it cost to fix a PT Cruiser engine?

Typical repair cost for an engine that stalls and shuts off while driving is $700. This is the most dangerous of the PT Cruiser problems. It involves the engine to completely stall out while driving. It can happen sporadically while driving, giving the driver no warning as to when it will happen next.

What makes a 2005 PT Cruiser GT Buck?

The car was cold (only 20 degrees outside) and it started up rough (no check engine light) and then the check engine light flashed 4 times and then went out. What worries me is that then the thermostat went up to the halfway mark (usually runs @the 1/4-1/3 mark when warmed up).

Why does my 2004 PT Cruiser keep stalling?

My Wifes 2004 pt cruiser began bucking and stalling, I took it to the shop ,they plug it into their computer and tell me the AC cooling fan itself was burned out causing the car to overheat and stall. So we replaced it and the car still does the same thing.

Why is my PT Cruiser GT bucking again?

It is the Camshaft Position Sensor. The reason if fails again after 3 to 4 months isn’t related to it being aftermarket vs mopar auto parts. There are two sensors the measure the position of the camshaft and crankshaft (they are not the same thing).

Why was my 2005 PT Cruiser GT misfiring?

Having two new sensors allows them to sync their info together better for the control module.

Where is the engine code on a PT Cruiser?

When I restarted the engine, the codes were gone and the engine ran like it suppose to. When the cam sensor came I installed it anyway and now the car drives fine. If you turn the key on and off three time in a row, your engine code will be displayed where the odometer is located. No need to go to a shop! 19 people found this helpful.

Why are there cracks in the dashboard of my PT Cruiser?

It isn’t a result of being out in the sun. The cracks often start within 2-3 years of owning the car. The cracks most commonly originate from a vent and spread throughout the length of the dashboard widening as they grow. The only solution is to replace the entire dashboard.

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This is the most dangerous of the PT Cruiser problems. It involves the engine to completely stall out while driving. It can happen sporadically while driving, giving the driver no warning as to when it will happen next. For some drivers, the issue occurs when a certain RPM is achieved. For others, the problem occurs at a certain speed.

It isn’t a result of being out in the sun. The cracks often start within 2-3 years of owning the car. The cracks most commonly originate from a vent and spread throughout the length of the dashboard widening as they grow. The only solution is to replace the entire dashboard.

Can a bad sensor cause a PT Cruiser to spark?

Sensors go bad but it boils down to spark in the end result unless there is internal engine damage like a broken valve train component or something worse and likely catastrophic. 12 people found this helpful. Just a side note, even with the more modern vehicles it is still a good idea to check for weak vacuum lines.

What causes engine light to come on on PT Cruiser?

11 people found this helpful. my 2007 pt did same thing, engine light came on , car was jerking and bucking, ( had nothing to do with the a/c or heat) it was the cam positon sensor, on line the part is 35.99 to 55.99 depending on where you buy it, local garage did mine part and labor for 162.00 29 people found this helpful.

How can I Fix my PT Cruiser wheel?

The only realistic solution is to replace all four wheels with either a non-chrome version of the OEM wheels or another aftermarket wheel. Once one wheel begins to corrode and leak it is only a matter of time until the other begin to also. The car this issue conflicts is the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Unfortunately, engine lights that will not turn off seem to be a prevalent PT Cruiser problem. The common symptoms for the 2007 PT Cruiser are overheating accompanied by the engine light turning on. The code P0340 is often displayed as the problem for owners.

Typical repair cost for an engine that stalls and shuts off while driving is $700. This is the most dangerous of the PT Cruiser problems. It involves the engine to completely stall out while driving. It can happen sporadically while driving, giving the driver no warning as to when it will happen next.

The only realistic solution is to replace all four wheels with either a non-chrome version of the OEM wheels or another aftermarket wheel. Once one wheel begins to corrode and leak it is only a matter of time until the other begin to also. The car this issue conflicts is the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Why does my car Jerk when I try to accelerate?

Dirt is another common factor why your car jerks as you try to accelerate. Any dirt buildup or gunk can cause an issue in your car’s engine. There are several points where dirt can accumulate inside the car’s engine system.

When is the worst year for PT Cruiser problems?

In general, 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser problems. Here the engine light is constantly on and the engine idles rough. The engine light will repeatedly turn on after solutions to fix the problem are attempted.

Why does my Honda Fit stall under load?

The engine was ‘jerking’ at times under load, and even stalled couple of times in which the engine light came on. Scanned it and came up with CKP sensor 1 range performance fault. Cleared it few days ago and the light hasn’t come back on and hasn’t stalled, although it was driven maybe 20km max.

Dirt is another common factor why your car jerks as you try to accelerate. Any dirt buildup or gunk can cause an issue in your car’s engine. There are several points where dirt can accumulate inside the car’s engine system.

In general, 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser problems. Here the engine light is constantly on and the engine idles rough. The engine light will repeatedly turn on after solutions to fix the problem are attempted.

How much does it cost to fix a PT Cruiser engine stall?

The car this issue conflicts is the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Typical repair cost for an engine that stalls and shuts off while driving is $700. This is the most dangerous of the PT Cruiser problems. It involves the engine to completely stall out while driving.

Is the PT Cruiser engine shut off while driving?

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser engine complaints. Having an engine light on is annoying, but it’s the complaints about the engine shutting-off while driving that really have us concerned. TheTestDriver.Com – A website that gives free advice on anything automotive.

Is the PT Cruiser engine covered under warranty?

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Chrysler dealer. CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser engine complaints. Having an engine light on is annoying, but it’s the complaints about the engine shutting-off while driving that really have us concerned.

What’s the best way to fix a PT Cruiser?

The best solution is to have a professional car mechanic well versed in PT Cruiser problems. A tempory solution was to turn the car off and back on. But this only stopped the problem temporarily and quite often the problem would arise again upon the next time the owner drove the car.

Why does my rear differential make noise when coasting?

Sometimes this issue evolves into experiencing noise during coasting as well. Interestingly sometimes differential noise on acceleration appears not because the teeth are misaligned but because the user got stuck and forced the car to get unstuck.

The best solution is to have a professional car mechanic well versed in PT Cruiser problems. A tempory solution was to turn the car off and back on. But this only stopped the problem temporarily and quite often the problem would arise again upon the next time the owner drove the car.

Can a car start in the neutral position?

This can save you from the car starting in gear when you have a broken shift linkage. On older vehicles, the neutral safety switch is wired into the column and will only let the car start when it’s in the neutral position or not.

When was the last time a PT Cruiser was made?

1.35 million PT Cruisers were built during its nine-year lifetime. With that many vehicles produced, there are bound to be some PT Cruiser problems. While the last PT Cruiser was produced in 2010, many of them are still on the road.


What causes the radio to go off when parked?

My problem now is that it has deteriorated into a situation where the van occasionally goes completely dead after being parked – as if the battery was disconnected (or the fusable link blew). It has NO power to anything at all – enough to clear all codes and radio presets.

What causes the radio and dash lights to go out?

Some of the cells in your battery might be dying or dead and could be causing erratic electrical activity. It may not be the problem, but something to look at. Having a similar problem with my 06. The navigation and radio were blinking off and on first and now the gauges are dropping out.

Why are the lights on my Honda 06 going out?

Some of the cells in your battery might be dying or dead and could be causing erratic electrical activity. It may not be the problem, but something to look at. Having a similar problem with my 06.

My problem now is that it has deteriorated into a situation where the van occasionally goes completely dead after being parked – as if the battery was disconnected (or the fusable link blew). It has NO power to anything at all – enough to clear all codes and radio presets.

Some of the cells in your battery might be dying or dead and could be causing erratic electrical activity. It may not be the problem, but something to look at. Having a similar problem with my 06. The navigation and radio were blinking off and on first and now the gauges are dropping out.

Some of the cells in your battery might be dying or dead and could be causing erratic electrical activity. It may not be the problem, but something to look at. Having a similar problem with my 06.

What causes a PT Cruiser tire to split?

The metal of the wheels deteriorates causing the chrome coating to peel off. Air from the tire will leak from the valve stem area. This can cause flat tires. It can also cause the tire to split when driving at a high rate of speed on a highway. There is no way to prevent the chrome from peeling.

Why does my Chrysler PT Cruiser keep stalling?

One of the most common issues your Chrysler PT Cruiser is likely to develop is a stalling problem. The most challenging part of diagnosing a stalling problem is reproducing the conditions that led to the stall in the first place. Stalls can happen at any time, and it can be incredibly jarring when it does happen.

Why does my Chrysler Sebring not go forward?

Paid for rebuilt transmission and it still “downshifts” from D to 2nd gear, sometimes will not go forward but will drive in reverse. Too many miles I guess.

Why are there cracks in my PT Cruiser?

The cracks often start within 2-3 years of owning the car. The cracks most commonly originate from a vent and spread throughout the length of the dashboard widening as they grow. The only solution is to replace the entire dashboard. A recall was done on the dashboard and replacement is covered under it.

What does the code p0340 mean on a PT Cruiser?

The common symptoms for the 2007 PT Cruiser are overheating accompanied by the engine light turning on. The code P0340 is often displayed as the problem for owners. This code means that the camshaft position sensor circuit sensor A bank 1 is malfunctioning. As we will see below this code makes sense since replacing the camshaft fixes the problem.

Why does my Chrysler PT Cruiser not start?

Find the most common driver-reported problems that are to blame when a Chrysler PT Cruiser won’t start. If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won’t start), the wireless control module (wcm) may have locked up. this… The battery is considered dead when there isn’t enough charge to start the engine or run electrical components.

Why does my 2006 PT Cruiser overheat?

2006 pt cruiser 2.4 turbo ho put on fail proof thermostat a month or two . Don’t not overheat on 20 mile drive but does on a longer trip. Radiator is full just notice coolant tank may be leaking could that be the only problem or something else? Cooling fan is working also. Is this a good question?

Why was the Chrysler PT Cruiser called a segment Buster?

Chrysler famously dubbed the PT Cruiser a “segment buster,” because it defied easy categorization. PT stood for “personal transportation,” and the car was planned to wear Plymouth badges, as concept cars had teased, until Chrysler ended that brand in 1999.

How big is the suspension bridge on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

The old suspension bridge’s 910-ton capacity was more than enough to handle 89 Chrysler PT Cruisers and their occupants posing for a group photo in 2009. Still, slight—but perfectly normal—bounces were felt as the cars moved about, making some feel nervous.

Are there any problems with the Chrysler PT Cruiser?

The PT Cruiser’s 4-cylinder engine, shared with several other Chrysler vehicles, is sometimes known to burn oil and may need more added on a regular basis in order to operate smoothly. In other cases rough idling or a faulty “check engine” warning light may occur.

Why are my spark plugs not working on my PT Cruiser?

The dealer updated the computer and installed new spark plugs because the old plugs would not work with the updated computer program. Your dealer should know what is wrong because this is a common problem with the PT’s, though they might tell you they don’t!!! I have a 2001 Limited with 50,000 miles on it.

Where is the fuse box on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

A description of each fuse and component may be stamped on the inside of the cover. The fuse access panel is on the left side of the instrument panel next to the steering column. To remove the panel, pull it out, as shown. A label identifying the components and circuits is located on the inside of the cover.

What to do if your PT Cruiser is idle?

If either of these error codes appears, then take your PT Cruiser to the dealer to have the idle speed control motor inspected. If no error codes related to the idle speed motor come up, replacing your spark plugs could resolve your idle issues.

PT Cruisers are stylish and popular wedge-shaped cars manufactured by Chrysler and inspired by the panel vans of the 1930’s. Some of the most common problems reported by PT Cruiser owners are PT Cruiser idle problems—rough or bogged down idling—when the PT Cruiser comes to a complete stop or when the air condition is running.

If either of these error codes appears, then take your PT Cruiser to the dealer to have the idle speed control motor inspected. If no error codes related to the idle speed motor come up, replacing your spark plugs could resolve your idle issues.

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