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Rough idle and stutter under load - possible misfire.

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Old 14 Nov 2010, 03:17 pm
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Default Rough idle and stutter under load - possible misfire.

2000 2.0 Petrol PT - Suffering from stutter, and bad attitude under load. Problem solved with new ignition leads, plugs and a battery disconnect for 10 mins. From reading the forums the battery disconnect resets the ECU and the new leads seemed to solve the stutter. Parts used were Magnecor 8.5mm leads and Champion double platinum plugs from the PT Cruiser company - UK. Thanks to some of the posts on this site I was able to avoid some costly troubleshooting at the garages.

Does anyone have any opinions on Diagnostic tools (code readers) for the PT - do they help much with a troubleshoot with regard to saving on garage bills..?

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Old 14 Nov 2010, 04:30 pm
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Default Re: Rough idle and stutter under load - possible misfire.

GENERALLY speaking, code readers aren't necessary as we can derive codes straight from the ECU with the 'key dance'. Not sure if the 2.0 models have this ability, but look it up and try it.
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