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Old 31 Jan 2010, 07:04 pm
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I am a proud owner of a 02 pt touring edition! I have had my fair share of issues with it, but I love it. Recently the codes p0703 and p1684 showed up. (I know they mean my brake sensor needs changed and that my Battery was dissconnected at some point with in the last 50 key turns.) The issue I have is those are the only two codes showing up and my car is sputtering BAD when I am just sitting at a light or when the car is in park.I pretty sure that means it Idles Hard? My Husband and grandfather Put new spark plugs in it as well as replaces the spark plug wires. This did not fix the problem.. Any Ideas on what is wrong with my car???
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 08:39 pm
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Welcome.
Have them spray starting fluid along the junctions of the intake manifold - there well could be an intake leak - needing new intake gaskets.
Also have them check the wires are seated properly - they are hard to seat - at both ends.
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Old 14 May 2011, 01:53 pm
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hi this is my first post so excuse me if I'm doing it wrong have a 2004 pt cruiser love it ... i have felt that idle almost feel like its going to start sputtering but not really

... ran into my first situation a dead battery ... is it pretty straight forward replacing it?

maybe it is connected to battery ? any correlation here
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Old 14 May 2011, 02:17 pm
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daveuae,

Welcome to the forum. Yes, you should have hit "New Thread" at the top of the page and started your own posting instead of attaching to someone else's problem but since your here, this should help you.

How to Remove a Battery From a PT Cruiser | eHow.com

Your sputtering shouldn't have anything to do with the battery. When was the last time the plugs and wires were changed?
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Old 14 May 2011, 03:18 pm
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Welcome.
Have them spray starting fluid along the junctions of the intake manifold - there well could be an intake leak - needing new intake gaskets.
Also have them check the wires are seated properly - they are hard to seat - at both ends.
I have seen the issue of bad intake gaskets addressed many times before. My question is if the gaskets are trapped between the upper and lower intake halves and have never been disturbed since manufacture, what and how would they go bad? I have always wondered about that.

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Old 14 May 2011, 04:14 pm
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The manifold gasket leaks that are found now & then on say cylinder #4 for instance, isn't at the upper-to-lower joint. It's at the intake-to-head joint. Since the intake and head are made from differant materials they expand and contract at differant rates and will eventually expose any weak points in the gasket with the continued changes. This isn't a new phenomina. it has existed on probably every engine that has this type of intake to head joint (small blocks, big blocks, old and new configurations). If i had a dollar for every time I sprayed the intake-to-head joint and found a leak on a small block chevy in my speed shop days, I'd be a rich man.

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