Question about 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
My check engine light repeatedly comes on and off. at first i was told it was the gas cap not on securely (a common reoccuring problem) i would take it off and put it back on and after restarting the engine 2 or 3 thimes it would go out. this has been going on for about 6 months. sometimes it will not come on for 5 or 6 weeks and sometimes in a few weeks. today when i stopped at a red light the engine sputted, turned the cruise control off (it would not come back on), the check engine light came on, dinged and the idle would stay at 2000 rpms or drop down to 600 rpms and act as if it was trying to die. As i was driving it, it would be ok then sputter once or twice then be ok again. Any suggestions? thank you I have a 2005 PT Cruiser that is starting to **** during acceleration and almost doesn't allow me to pick up speed. The Check engine light was coming on and off here and there, and now the light is on and has not went off. Please help!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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?
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Hi, i have put together a step by step guide that will help you with this replacement job. Make sure the vehicle is in a cool state before starting this job.
* Drain some coolant into a clean container until the coolant level is below the thermostat housing.
* Remove the upper radiator hose connection from the thermostat housing.
* Loosen the housing bolts and remove the housing.
* Remove the gasket and scrape it carefully from the surface of the housing and the mounting surface on the engine. If the gasket remains on either of the surfaces, there will probably bea coolant leak after reassembly. Some engines use a rubber O-ring to seal a thermostat housing.
* Compare the size of the thermostat to the old one. They are of different sizes, types, and temperature ratings.
* The temperature rating is stamped on the sensing bulb on the bottom of the thermostat. The temperature bulb faces the block.
* When replacing a thermostat, be sure that the thermostat fits into the groove in the block or outlet housing. If the thermostat is installed upside down, the engine will overheat.
* Install the gasket.
* Reinstall the thermostat housing. Refill the system and run the engine or pressure test to check for leaks.
* When the engine has reached operating temperature make sure the thermostat opens.
* You should be able to see coolant circulating within the radiator.
* Another way of checking thermostat operation is to feel the top of the radiator hose or use a thermometer or multimeter with a temperature probe to confirm that the coolant is warming up.
* If the engine is overheating, but the top hose is still cool to the touch, the thermostat is stuck closed and must be replaced.
When a paper gasket is used and the recess is in the thermostat housing, it is a good practice to position the thermostat into the recess and glue the gasket to hold it in place. If it falls out of its groove during installation, the outlet housing can be cracked or a coolant leak will result. Before tightening the water outlet housing, try to rock it back and forth to be sure it is flush. Housings are often cracked during this step.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
it's telling you to go get your engine checked. the diagnostic codes are stored on the computer so bring it to a mechanic and have them "check engine"
Posted on May 01, 2009
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