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2005 pt cruiser grey smoke

Emits large quantity of grey smoke from exhaust at start up after being off more than 6 hours

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Gray smoke can be difficult to diagnose.
Black is usually too much fuel, and white is usually a coolant leak.
You should be adding coolant to the radiator if it is a coolant leak.

Posted on May 08, 2013

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SOURCE: where is the crank sensor located on 2005 chrysler pt cruiser?

the crank sensor is located on back right side of engine by were the trans. bolts up.is the no start when could or hot?

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SOURCE: 2005 pt cruiser misfire low rpm

Have your plugs and wires checked for replacement:)

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SOURCE: 2001 PT Cruiser Serpentine Belt Diagram How do

I don't know if your serpentine belt layout is the same as mine. I have a 2005 2.4TD. I worked out that the tensioner is spring loaded and needed to be turned using a very long spanner (can't remember the size as I used an adjustable spanner with a piece of pipe to get the length - 19mm sounds right). Get the belt wrapped round the other pulleys and then turn the tensioner pulley nut a quarter turn or so then the belt should slip onto the last idler pulley. Make sure all pulleys have any rubber residues and oil/muck cleaned off. Very tight for space so you'll probable end up using yours fingernails and a rag with some petrol or WD40 on it. Re-fitting the engine pan was the worst bit. **** design for the fittings. Replaced these with self-tapper screws to make sure it stays on as the original clips don't like being taken off and put on too many times. Thanks Chrysler. By the way I'm never buying a Chrysler again. Had to replace both wishbones after 3 years - a common problem I'm told - and also this is the 4th serpentine belt in 8 months and its going to be an expensive process of deduction to find out what the problem is. Recirculate button for the aircon has also decided to stop working. Great news given that its minus 3 outside and the car takes 20 minutes to warm up the interior as its sucking in cold external air. I've also got a 1996 Toyota Picnic 2.0 auto with double the mileage that I've owned for 5 years. All I've ever had to do with that is replace a rear lightbulb and I know the previous owner who never had a fault with it. 14 years old and only needed one bulb changed in all that time! Still on the second set of tyres too. Best car I've ever had. The Cruiser is turning out to be as expensive to maintain as my old Citroen XM, and they are famous for maintenance problems. Lovely car though. Hope this helps and puts people off buying Chrysler ****...

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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SOURCE: 2005 Pt Cruiser idles rough at stop lights/ poor gas mileage.

i hav a 2003 pt cruiser 2.2 crd touring it wont go over 3000 revs engine light cums on. error code p0243 i hav replaced wastegate solenoids cleaned egr valve cud it be the mass air flow sensor that has a problem thanx

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SOURCE: 05 pt cruiser turbo.oil is

It is getting into your exhaust manifold-the return line is either restricted or blocked, or the oil seal inside the turbo housing is either leaking or blown, usually due to excessive crankcase pressure.Try disconnecting the oil feed and return lines first, clean them out, and try it again-if it is still there, the turbo will have to come out and it will have to be gone over for blown seals.

Posted on Aug 17, 2011

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My 2005 PT cruiser turbo has just started heavy white smoke when idling. Does not happen all the time and appears to run rough when it does


Hi Barbra:
1) I'd be suspicious of a bad head gasket with a possible leak between a cylinder and the water jacket.
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Check the oil (dipstick) and see if it has a milky colour or if there is any water visible. If the head gasket problem is only as in 1) above, it should be just oil.
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It is getting into your exhaust manifold-the return line is either restricted or blocked, or the oil seal inside the turbo housing is either leaking or blown, usually due to excessive crankcase pressure.Try disconnecting the oil feed and return lines first, clean them out, and try it again-if it is still there, the turbo will have to come out and it will have to be gone over for blown seals.

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white smoke more usually anti-freeze than oil which creates black smoke. however unburned gas can also appear white, and there may be a vacuum line connection to the transmission which, if corrupted can even put transmission fluid into the exhaust. i think i would want a dealer service department diagnosis on this. if someone suggested changing fluids as a remedy i think i would avoid letting him put a wrench to the vehicle. a dealer may be more expensive up front but they have a better overall record as to getting the right problem the first time.

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Were i the crankshaft position sensor located o a 2005 pt cruiser


near the oil filter.. above it...under exhaust manifold one small bolt holds it on. If the is a no start condition look for frayed wiring near crank sensor..... it has a harness that hangs too low on some of those. & rubs on cv shaft

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the overflow bottle probobly has a crack in the seam of the bottle.you can replace the bottle or remove it and use some epoxy to repair it.

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