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Pt cruiser 2007 check engine light

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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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U must have the system tested by the dealer to see what trouble code is present for the check eng light, there are over 200 problems that can turn the light on. The gas cap is just of them.

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    You need to check for engine trouble codes stored on the cars computer to determine what's wrong. You don't mention having that done, so stop at any parts store, most will do it as a free service. Post the code #'s here for further help.



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* 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.
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