PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Rough Idle only with AC on

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2009, 04:30 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Default Rough Idle only with AC on

hello folkes,
i recently purchased a 2001 pt cruiser with 94,000, it was one owner, well cared for with mainly highway miles between florida & ohio. it runs great EXCEPT when the ac is on, then i get the rough idle & burps, especially when stopped at red lights or mc donalds drive thru i bought this car because i have not been able to find employment since december, with the rotten economy and being in florida, hence i do not have a lot of $ to try different diagnostics. my jeep liberty has to go back to the repo man i can't make any more payments.
would plug wires cause this? i have already replaced the battery because that sounded weak, i don't have a lit more cash to play with right now.
thanx very much for any help
beachpatty
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2009, 06:34 am
Travis2k7's Avatar
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 406
Default Re: Rough Idle only with AC on

With that kind of mileage did you get any kind of maintenance records? You are in the ballpark for the timing belt job which is in the $1000 ballpark assuming it hasn't been changed yet.
__________________
2006 Limited, Auto, 100k miles
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2009, 07:11 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,750
Default Re: Rough Idle only with AC on

Beachpatty, welcome to the forum.

Agree with Travis. Buying a PT with that kind of miles, hopefully there was some kind of maintenance record.

As far as the rough idle with the A/C on, does the temperature guage raise over halfway when your sitting for a few minutes with the A/C on? If it does, your problem could be your fan motor. If it stays at the halfway mark then a simple change of plugs and wires might help considerably.
__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough idle 03 GT elmeyer Tech & Performance Forum 2 03 Jul 2009 09:44 pm
Rough Idle, Rough @60, check engine light NEW Dystroy Tech & Performance Forum 8 12 Jan 2009 09:07 pm
rough idle on 01 2.4 Davestone General PT Cruiser Discussions 8 26 Mar 2008 09:52 pm
Rough Idle BlueBlurCruiser General PT Cruiser Discussions 15 07 May 2004 09:50 am
Rough idle PTPaul Tech & Performance Forum 1 17 Oct 2001 05:34 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors