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#2 of 23 Re: 2005 pt cruiser gt misfiring and bucking [maiajoi]
Mar 30, 2010 (3:06 pm)
What's the mileage? What maintenance have you done on it (tune up including plugs and wires)?
#3 of 23 Re: 2005 pt cruiser gt misfiring and bucking [jpf]
Mar 31, 2010 (6:58 am)
well its at 58,000 and since i just got it a month or so ago i havent had th chance to do the maintenance (i thought it had been done since it was close to time for it and i would just think te dealer would make suer it was done before selling me the car). i called the chrysler place and they said i probably need a tune up. the check engine code said cam shaft, it threw the same code twice. i took it to the garage and they said i need a cam shaft positioning sensor AND a crank shaft sensor for $270. my husband changed the cam shaft sensor and all the problems have so far gone away. the guy at the parts store told him that the cruisers go thru cam shaft sensors like crazy, said he has one customer that has to replace his every 18 months or so! tune up is next, in a week or so since the dealer said they are due at 60,000.
#4 of 23 Stall and stutter
May 22, 2010 (10:10 am)
My wife bought her 2006 PT Cruiser in Dec.2009. It has a 2.4 engine and has plenty of power. The problem of recent is driving at around 75 mph,it suddenly flutters and loses power. if you let up on the accelerator, it will sometimes clear itself up. It had 19000 original miles when she purchased it. It now has just 30000 miles. It has had no repairs to our knowledge. I put in some fuel injection cleaner and filled the tank with Premium. It ran great for about 300 miles and started again. What is puzzling is that their is NO engine codes or idiot lights when this happens. It is now becoming more regular. It will be purring along great and out of nowhere BAM it'll do it for a mile or so and almost quit and then perks up and runs fine like there never was a problem. Does anyone feel my pain?
#5 of 23 fluttering
Jul 08, 2010 (8:31 am)
try changing your fuel filter. tlinjala
Apr 29, 2011 (5:00 pm)
I purchased a 03 Pt Cruiser with a manual transmission in July 10, Well in Oct 10 the Timing belt had to be replaced along with the water pump. 700.00. In Feb 11 the fuel purge sensor had to be replaces 200.00, Mar 11 the clutch and pressure plate 900.00. Now I took it in for a oil change and fuel injector cleaning and approx 50 mi after that the engine light comes on and I take it to get the code read and it tells me its "running lean"now it's stalling and sputtering . I am so fed up with this POS anyone else having the same nightmares that I have been having ??????
#7 of 23 Re: Pt Cruiser nightmare [ptcruiserntmre]
Apr 29, 2011 (9:36 pm)
Possible an oxygen sensor. Or cam shaft positioning sensor but if you change the cam shaft sensor make sure you also change the crank shaft positioning sensor or you will need to change your cam shaft sensor again in a year.
#8 of 23 Re: 2005 pt cruiser gt misfiring and bucking [maiajoi]
Jul 08, 2011 (7:03 pm)
Just wondering if the changing the cam shaft sensor helped to stop the misfiring and bucking. I have the same PT Cruiser that you have and the same problem is happening. I've had the cam shaft sensor replaced once and then the timing belt went out. Got it fixed and now that car is continuing to misfire and buck. I am desperate to figure out what I must to due to fix this issue. Please advise. Thanks!
#9 of 23 Re: 2005 pt cruiser gt misfiring and bucking [tammiterrell]
Jul 09, 2011 (10:33 am)
have to replace the cam shaft sensor AND the crank shaft positioning sensor. mine stopped the bucking except every once ina. while. also you may have to replace them about every year and half (but the parts not expensive)
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#10 of 23 2005 PT Cruiser bucking & sputtering
Oct 06, 2011 (11:03 am)
We have a 2005 PT Cruiser with aprox 116,000 miles on it. Recently it starting having the same issues everyone else is having with it bucking, sputtering at low speed until i can pump the gas enough to get it past the issue and up to a better speed. It does this off and on and the engine light is on when it happens. We have replaced the spark plugs, the spark plug wires, the cam shaft sensor, the ignition coil and the gas cap twice. all these items are what come up the the little check engine light gadget is attached to the engine for a possible fix. It help for a little while and goes right back to doing it all over. sometimes i take the gas cap off and it get to where i need to go but it starts happening again. Yesterday we had a shop tell us it was the wiring harness and it will cost a years worth of car payments to fix it. The problem is that Chrysler has so many of them on back order they cannot not even tell us when we can get one. I am so depressed with this car right now, i also have a senior parent living with us who i need to be able to take places and this car is not dependable right now.
#11 of 23 Re: 2005 PT Cruiser bucking & sputtering [sllackey]
Oct 07, 2011 (1:23 pm)
Im sorry to hear that you are having similiar issues with your PT that I had with mine. I wouldn't wish this on an enemy. With that said, I replaced the cam shaft sensor along with the crank shaft sensore and I have had no problems for 3 weeks (knock on wood). Try that and see if it works.