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Old 12 Sep 2009, 10:20 pm
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Default 2003 PT Cruiser idle problem

I have a base (AUTOMATIC) 03 pt cruiser with 37,000 miles. The problem that i'm facing is that the car accelerates when i am braking at a stop/red light. I'm about to fully stop when the car sorta wants to keep on going forward. For red lights, I tend to change shift to NEUTRAL. I've had some studdering/idle problems in the past (my engine light came on because of it) and it turned out to be the spark plug and spark plug cables. Anyway, this doesn't happen EVERYTIME. It happens once in a while. Thanks for da help!
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Old 12 Sep 2009, 10:34 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser idle problem

Try cleaning the idle air controller. It's on the back and attached to the throttle body.

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Old 12 Sep 2009, 11:17 pm
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Default Re: 2003 PT Cruiser idle problem

i have a code out for the steersensor....causes the idle to you say..i neeed to getit part number anyone..?............its like it wants to stalll .......
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