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Surging My 2005 2.4L PT Cruiser with 55,000 miles surges occasionally. Today the engine died twice right after starting. It is gradually getting more frequent to feel a surge (like a misfire) during driving...sometimes more noticeable when climbing a hill and during idle. I cleaned and gapped the spark plugs and checked the connections on spark plug wires. I cleaned the PCV valve with gas. I changed the gas cap back to the original (we had a new locking cap on). I took it to Walt's and they checked for codes...nothing. They suggested better gas (I had been using Costco and Safeway gas. I started using Chevron, added injector cleaner and "Heat" in case of water in fuel system. The Chevron gas seemed to help initially, but we still have this problem. Walt's said to bring it back if the problem continues and they would do their injector cleaner treatment next which also cleans out the EGR valve. And suggestions? Jim

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SOURCE: 2006 pt cruiser idles high with no pcv valve hose connected

Replace the PVC valve, it's probably clogged.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: pt cruiser rough idling

Replace your Fuel Filter and see if it does not Help. Even a Partially Clogged Fuel Filter will cause this Problem.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1992 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0 L.

the owner probably rerouted the fuel line because like my 92 chrysler lebaron v6 3.0 the fuel lines keep seeming to come off and the clamps always break. I have replaced the clamps 5 times in a month and replaced filters 2 times in 2 months. The only thing i could think of is that your fuel is being cut off possibly because there is no filter to clean all the junk out. Try putting a fuel filter on and see if that will work

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Treated gas for moisture. Got high octane additive.

Even a small amount of bad gas can cause your problem.
So the first thing you need to do is remove your fuel tank so you can drain all of the old fuel out,then remove the fuel sending unit and fuel pump assembly thats in your fuel tank and clean the filter screen, after that you can reinstall the fuel tank,replace your fuel filter and I would have a fuel injector sevice done.
Unless you are very skilled in automotive repair, leave this one to a pro.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I blew the turbo on my 2005 pt cruiser limited ed.

What kind of spark plugs did you use??? Here is a list of plugs that you can use on your Turbo engine.

Champion
* Copper - stock # 440 - RE14MCC5 (OEM)
* Copper - stock # 470 - RE14MCC5 (supercedes/replaces # 440, but some catalogs same part #)
* Copper - RE16MC (supercedes/replaces RE14MCC5 and new Chrysler recommended gap is .040)

NGK
* Copper - LZTR4A-11 (supercedes/replaces RE14MCC5 and new * Chrysler recommended gap is .040)
* Copper - stock # 4306 - LZTR5A-13 (one range colder)

If you use the platinum spark plugs used on the Non-turbo engine, they will start to glow and cause misfires and can cause engine damage to saver detonations throughout the RPM cycle.

As for the over heating, you could have a blown head gasket from a severer detonation if you notice coolant and oil mixing in your engine and coolant tank. The less cause for over heating wold be a bad thermostat or a faulty radiator cooling fan, cooling fan relay or cooling fuse which is located in the engine compartment fuse box by the battery.

Good luck and thank you for using Fixya.


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