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Hi David i see you are a "guru" and Im in need of some advise. my dad has an '07 pt cruiser just a base model and it will crank over and will run for about half of a seccond then die. the check engine light is on and when i hooked it to my computer it came up with no code, im useing a cheapy harbor friegt cen-tech 99722 obd2 reader and it works on everything else ive used it on just not the pt loser any ideas? thanks jess afriendlyjs@aol.com

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Hi Jess -

I had a PT Cruiser in my shop last week with almost the same symptoms. Ours had a faulty IAC (Idle Air Control). I bet that would be a good place to start. The IAC for your PT Cruiser is an SMP AC419. You should be able to find them at your local parts stores of course.

The other thing we see A LOT with these symptoms is the anti-theft system kicking in. If you have another key - try it and see what happens.

Good Luck.

Posted on May 27, 2011

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