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Old 16 Aug 2007, 10:59 am
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Default 01 PT Running Rough

Please Help! I have a 2001 PT Limited Edition that I purchased 2 yrs ago, my car has 118,000 miles. I just recently had a tune-up done with Firestone because my PT started idling and running rough, I would even lose power while driving. I couldn't drive over 40 mph or the car would start to shake and misfire. Firestone changed my spark plugs and did a chemical flush to the car. its now been 5 days and my car start idling and running rough again. Do you have any advise on what is cause my PT to do this.

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Old 16 Aug 2007, 02:17 pm
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take it back to firestone
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Old 16 Aug 2007, 02:50 pm
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Did they change the ignition wires? Has the car been through the Timing Chain/water pump/tensioner change? Has the transaxle ever been flushed?

All these things need to be done to keep the cruiser running a long life.

First things first. Your problem is probably the spark plug wires, if they didn't change them when they did your plugs.

Oh yea, WELCOME to the forum.
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Old 17 Aug 2007, 11:12 am
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Hi Crewzin,

thanks for your responding, I plan to return my car back to Firestone today. When they did my tune-up on my PT my ignition wires were not changed. They said that the wires were ok and I didn't need to change them. I did notice also when I turn on my Air Conditioning it makes my PT to idle more rough.

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Old 17 Aug 2007, 11:18 am
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Hi Bobo Turbo PT,

Yes! am going to take my PT back today, hopefully I will have better results to share with everyone who may have the same experience.
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Old 17 Aug 2007, 11:22 am
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Luck594,

If you haven't left yet for teh Firestone dealer, take a look at the other threads under this Tech & Performance Forum and see that others have been having the same problem with rough idle especially with the A/C on. That might give you some insight with your problem and what to tell the techs at Firestone.
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