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06 PT Cruiser - Stalling - Rough Idle

I have an 06 PT Cruiser Automatic with Turbo with less than 30K miles. When I slow down it idles rough and seems to be misfiring or something similar. It has completely stalled on me on two different occassions, but starts right back up.When it starts idling rough, if I put it in park and press the accelarator it evens out temporarily. I've had it in the shop 3 times, but they cannot seem to get any type of fault codes from it. They have duplicate the problem a couple times, but have not been able to pinpoint the problem. Please Help.

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    timing belt



  • bubblegumhil Oct 08, 2008

    My problem is virtually identical. It is sporadic, and has been happening for a year now. It's been to the dealership twice, and it's still happening. In addition to the rough idle, it loses power going up a hill, then surges forward. Any help is most appreciated!

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Hi Ihave the pt Cruiser 06 Ltd Editon 2.4 Auto Trans Mission and have the same it's been in and out of the Crysler Garage , One time they said it was to do with the air mixture being wrong and said they had fixed the promblem, but hey its happening again, to the point that I have no warning and it stall's at speeds 0f 30mph + also going round the roundabout very scary as I have young Children in the car, well it happen again today lost all power and a car nearly hit me at the rear, looks like a common problem, yet when you take it to the Garage ... Yep they say OOOOoo Never herd of this happening before Yer Right !!!

    Will never by a PT again thats for sure the after care you get is Zero! !!

  • bubblegumhil May 11, 2010

    Thanks so much for posting. Mine isn't a turbo, though. Just plain old Touring Edition. Do you think that might be my problem, too? They recently replaced the O2 sensor, but the same problem happened again, so I took it back in. It's back in the shop now for a week and it's been operating perfectly. Any thoughts on whether the catalytic converter might be the problem?



    Thanks!

  • jfrance May 17, 2010

    Have you replaced the battery or for any reason had the battery disconected recently?

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HI;

I AM A CHRYSLER PARTS/SERVICE MANAGER AND HAVE SEEN THESE TURBOS BLOW INTAKE TO PLENUM GASKETS. WE ARE A SMALL DEALER AND HAVE SEEN 3 HAPPEN AND ALSO WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE. WE WERE ABOUT TO PULL THE HEAD ON ONE WHEN WE FOUND THE GASKET SUCKED IN. PART IS CHEAP AND REPAIR NOT TERRIBLE .HAVE YOUR TECH SPRAY CLEANER AROUND SEAM BETWEEN INTAKE AND PLENUM ENGINE SHOULD DIE DOWN WHEN YOU HIT THE LEAK

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My 2006 PT Cruiser --- all the dash lights go on the gages go to zero the car sounds like it stops and starts up again sometimes it does it 15 times a day and then not again for 2 weeks this is my 2nd cruiser and nothing but problems should have learned the first time the Dealership is not helpful and very rude thanks any ideas will help when I take the case to Dailer Chrysler
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I have a 2006 PT Cruiser that had the same issue when I was driving the gauges & dash panel lights would flicker for a few seconds and then everything would go back to normal. This could happen once or multiple times in one day. We discovered a wire issue with the steering wheel when you would tilt it. There is a metal plate and if the wires hit it this causes the dash/gauge panel flicker issue. My husband pulled the steering panel apart & taped them with electrical tape. Since then we have had no more issues.

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