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Old 06 Nov 2015, 04:26 pm
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Hi everyone!

My 15 year old daughter has acquired a 2005 PT Cruiser GT convertible 2.4 turbo.

A few things are going on and I plan on helping her get it ready by the time she has her learners. I do plan on reading a lot here to see what may be my issue.

Starting it up on occasion there is a plume of white smoke. Doesn't really have a oil smell and it looks more like water vapor. Maybe a head gasket or turbo if its oil getting into the turbo.

It rides ok but there seems to be a clunk at times like maybe a transmission mount or motor mount.

Under acceleration I hear some valves rattling and it hesitates a little. I also see a puff of black smoke here and there riding down the interstate at highway speeds.

128,000 miles

Thanks for your time and responses in advance.
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 04:31 pm
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When does the clunk actually occur? When coming to a stop, or taking off from a stop? My PT did that, and I just replaced the torque struts (top and bottom motor mounts) this morning. Solved it completely. The bolts on the top torque strut were completely loose, causing it to go forward and back whenever the engine rocked. Take a look at yours and see if they've loosened up. Tightening it up should solve the clunk, however if the torque struts have never been replaced, now would be a good time to do them as well. At 89k miles, my bottom strut was completely separated from the mount.
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 04:37 pm
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Usually just riding down the road but I have heard it during de accelerating.
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 04:39 pm
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Well then I don't know, but be sure to check the mounts just in case. Have you tuned the car up at all? New plugs, wires, etc? Any leaks you can see?
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 04:50 pm
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Ok.

I plan on doing all of that in the next few weeks. Oh, I do have a p0155 code as well.
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Ok.

I plan on doing all of that in the next few weeks. Oh, I do have a p0155 code as well.
That code is for the top O2 Sensor. This could give you idling & stalling problems.
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 05:04 pm
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Then I will be doing that first! THANKS!
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Try a pcv. For the smoking.
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Apparently someone replaced the wires real recently. I put in new plugs and PCV valve. No more smoke and runs great! The old PCV valve had no guts Where did it go?
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Apparently someone replaced the wires real recently. I put in new plugs and PCV valve. No more smoke and runs great! The old PCV valve had no guts Where did it go?
Down into the valve cover & crushed/burned up...really.
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