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Old 01 Nov 2014, 02:43 pm
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Default 01 Cuiser brakes locked up and idle is odd!

Car was just fine until I started it up at the grocery store It made a loud cathunk "dont know how else to describe it" and turned off. I started it back up and from that point on 2 things happen. 1st the car idles weird like it idles up and down real fast like a heart beat. Second my brakes are harder than hell to press down. It was a slow ride home to say the least and using my ebrake to get me there was not ideal. Any ideas on what this might be?
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 02:47 pm
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Default Re: 01 Cuiser brakes locked up and idle is odd!

You've blown off a vacuum line from the brake booster. Open the hood, find the vacuum line on the booster and follow it to a "T" junction. Make sure all the lines that come into that "T" are attached correctly and there's no holes or tares in the lines.
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 03:10 pm
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Bro crewzin seriously i want to send you a christmas card im not joking. You nailed it AGAIN! You have seriously saved me thousands over the course of my cruiser life and I cannot thank you enough brother.

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Did you find a vacuum hose lose or torn or away from where it was supposed to be attached?
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Did you find a vacuum hose lose or torn or away from where it was supposed to be attached?
Heres what I fixed. The Vacuum line from the brake booster where it connects at the T was blown off. The vacuum line from the manifold to "what looks like the air intake was ALSO blown off. I put both of them back in and it works PERFECTLY once again. I have no idea what caused the back pressure to build up like that to blow both of them off. I'm just forever thankful you are here crewzin thank you bro.
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Awww Geee. Your welcome. Only way I knew what happened is that it happened to me.
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 03:28 pm
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Does your PT Cruiser have a turbo?
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 03:31 pm
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Well our CREWZIN is just that good!
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To avoid this in the future. Install some zip ties on each end of all the vacuum hoses.
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