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Old 03 Jan 2012, 09:08 pm
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I have a 2006 PT..I recently was in Canada and when I filled my car up I drove about 50 miles the muilti check engine light came on and the car started to hesiitate and chugging like it wasn't getting the fuel. I was able to continue to drive it as the hesitation and chugging seemed to stop. I stopped at the nearest station luckily there was a kind gentlemen there who also had a 2006 PT and an owners manual so I check the gas cap, check the fuild levels add oil which it did not need. I took the gas cap off and put it back on, I also add a bottle of de-icer in fuel as I thought I may have gotten some bad gas in the car. I continued on with my trip to my mom,s the check engine light went out. I had the oil changed as I knew I put to much oil in it before I continued my trip back to Ohio. I recently filled the car again and same thing happened, went 10 miles down the road, check engine light came on car started to chug and hesitate I could only go about 20-40 mph. I pulled over checked the gas cap took it off and drove back home. Car seemed to work fine, and the check light went out. On my way home from work today the check engine light came on and it started to chug and hesitate again...I did not gas up and I am sure it is not the gas cap that is the problem. I am not sure if it is the fuel injection, or if the gas filter needs to be changed..does anyone have any ideas as to a possible problem with it. The motor sounds good, no knocking or unsual noices in it. It is not burning oil!
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 09:33 pm
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Default Re: Help needed!! Question regarding my PT

There's a few sensor that frequently fail, guys report the Cam and Crank sensor both will cause intermittent stall issues.

Before you do anything though, do the "keydance", turn key on-off-on off-on.
Have a piece of paper to write 'P' codes that appear in odometer window.

Congress mandated codes be same for (most) all cars (I know what you're thinking, I thought the same thing) so you can just google the code.

Please post those here when you get 'em
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 09:37 pm
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As UptownSport already said, you can pull the fault codes yourself. Follow the instructions on this link to see what the computer is saying about your problem.

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 03 Jan 2012, 11:23 pm
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Thanks we will give it a try..Cheryl
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