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Old 04 Mar 2011, 08:28 am
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I own a 2004 PT Cruiser, which was new when I bought it. I just discovered that I have carbon monoxide poisoning. The mechanic put it through all kinds of tests and couldn't find a leak. Has anyone had a problem with carbon monoxide leaking into the interior of their PT? I'm heading out to buy a tester to put on the floor. IF it goes off, I'll probably jump out of my skin.
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 09:45 am
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Welcome to the forums.
What makes you suspect the PT? Even if the PT wasn't running right (unlikely, because it's monitored by engine computer) it is hardly airtight and ony if you were running it in a closed garage would it be a likely cause.
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I agree with Don. It's more likely you got it from a work environment or at home.
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 07:38 pm
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I agree with Don. It's more likely you got it from a work environment or at home.
BINGO!
That's why they sell test kits for your home.
Same issue with Radon in old homes.

If I do get any poisining from the PT, it's from running the fan with outside air when I behind a old pickup.
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 08:15 pm
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Lynne, check your car, your haouse, and where you work ....

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Old 04 Mar 2011, 09:13 pm
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The first thing I would do is get a Carbon Monoxide detector for my home if it was suggested I had CO poisoning.
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Old 04 Mar 2011, 09:22 pm
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I'd guess the hatch has a leak. and you (for some reason) keep the mix on recirc.

Put your circ on exterior, aim dash vents in your face, won't matter how much CO is getting in.
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I'd guess the hatch has a leak. and you (for some reason) keep the mix on recirc.

Put your circ on exterior, aim dash vents in your face, won't matter how much CO is getting in.
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The only time I use interior recirc is in very hot, or very cold outside temps.
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