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Old 08 Apr 2014, 08:41 pm
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So I bought a pt cruiser for a beater car cause the ex doesn't like the little lady strapped into the back seat of my mustang. Drove it to use the bike path Thursday. Used to driving fords so wasn't too concerned the gas light came on. Bumped the curb parking. Also thought nothing of this. So now I will say, I'm an autobody tech so I know a bit about cars. Well anyway. I get done with the bike ride, get in the car and drive off. Half mile down the road, oh crap car is sputtering. I get gas. All good? No. I drive down the road a bit more, pull in to get food. Car dies. Well this sucks. Get food, come out 30 min later. Car starts right up. Goes half a mile down road, dies again. Wait a few. Starts up again. Go a few blocks. Dies again. I'm half a mile down road from my house. Get out and ride my bike home, shower, change and walk back. Start car and drive home. I'm like, ok I ran the fuel pump dry. So I buy the whole unit put it in the next day. Leave car running and take a quick shower. Come out car is dead. Ok what's going on here. Get in start it up and notice I have no heat. Ok I open radiator cap and no coolant. Oh crap. When I bumped curb I cracked radiator. So I put the radiator in, bleed system and drove for an hour and car runs fine. So if you had an issue with leaking coolant and someone tells you the car won't auto shutdown. It will. All sputtering pinging all the way. No codes. No check engine light. No high temp warning. Temp gauge read normal whole time. Hope this helps someone cause it confused the heck out of me and I didn't find much help searching forums. Thanks
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 08:47 pm
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By the way. It's a 06 non turbo 2.4 doc automatic
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 09:23 pm
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Default Re: May be useful to some people in familiar to Chrysler engine management

" I didn't find much help searching forums."

I've been on various PT Forums since 2001, I cannot recall ever hearing a story like yours - temp gauge stayed fine, and no check engine light, but no coolant.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 09:38 pm
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Yup car kept shutting down. Didn't overheat. No codes. I have a decent scan tool. Don't believe me. I don't care. My problem is fixed. I have No reason to lie. Just figured my experience could help someone else maybe. And I searched the crap out of everything pt cruiser. Have a good one.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 10:18 pm
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Hello Fatstick


You gave us some much uncessary info that you left out the most important.


I will assume since you didnt say that you have the diesel version???


with little to no information how do you expect anyone to help?

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Old 08 Apr 2014, 10:21 pm
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Never mind then, I gave up reading half way through your story


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Hello Fatstick


You gave us some much uncessary info that you left out the most important.


I will assume since you didnt say that you have the diesel version???


with little to no information how do you expect anyone to help?
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 10:22 pm
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I can recall seeing most of your "mods" on the shelf at "vato zone". Ownership doesn't equal experience or knowledge. My dad told me "the older, the wiser". I said, no "the older, the dumber for longer". I've fixed cars for More than one celtics player, built a few custom cars. Like full blown pimp my ride crap. Anyway have fun with your forum. And yor bolt on trash. I knew some creeper was gonna criticize. Pickup a wrench and put down the keyboard. Piece out.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 10:53 pm
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That's odd cause I don't even have my mods listed ??


Piece out? Hahah

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I can recall seeing most of your "mods" on the shelf at "vato zone". Ownership doesn't equal experience or knowledge. My dad told me "the older, the wiser". I said, no "the older, the dumber for longer". I've fixed cars for More than one celtics player, built a few custom cars. Like full blown pimp my ride crap. Anyway have fun with your forum. And yor bolt on trash. I knew some creeper was gonna criticize. Pickup a wrench and put down the keyboard. Piece out.

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I can recall seeing most of your "mods" on the shelf at "vato zone". Ownership doesn't equal experience or knowledge. My dad told me "the older, the wiser". I said, no "the older, the dumber for longer". I've fixed cars for More than one celtics player, built a few custom cars. Like full blown pimp my ride crap. Anyway have fun with your forum. And yor bolt on trash. I knew some creeper was gonna criticize. Pickup a wrench and put down the keyboard. Piece out.

Please ignore our local discontent. He's like the old man down the street that screams at children about staying out of his yard. While he's a constant nuisance in the neighborhood, most folks grow used to him after a while and will likely miss him when the white van finally shows up and carries him away.
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Old 09 Apr 2014, 09:48 am
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Yup car kept shutting down. Didn't overheat. No codes. I have a decent scan tool. Don't believe me. I don't care. My problem is fixed. I have No reason to lie. Just figured my experience could help someone else maybe. And I searched the crap out of everything pt cruiser. Have a good one.
Chill out.
I didn't call you a liar, I was only commenting on why you found nothing on forums - because your problem is far from common.
I appreciate your coming on so that your experience could help others.
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