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Old 15 Mar 2011, 09:19 pm
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Default Check engine light

Hello all,
My wife has a 2003 PT Cruiser GT turbo. Anyway, her turbo is not working and I cannot figure out why that is and the check engine light is on. I have changed the plugs (Autolight plat.) wires (Autolight) and coil (MSD). I checked the fuses and all are good. Car seems to shake alot and when you accelerate, there is not boost since the turbo is not working. The only other things that were fixed were the belts, and AIR sensor. If anyone can help it would be great. The Cruiser has 87,000miles.
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Old 16 Mar 2011, 05:40 am
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Default Re: Check engine light

If the check engine light is on, the computer has set a code that will help us diagnose your problem.

Read this and get the code.

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 16 Mar 2011, 09:42 am
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Default Re: Check engine light

1. Look for torn hoses, loose clamp, broken intercooler, or any other vacuum leak.

2. Look for the actuator rod that goes to the lever on the exhaust manifold. It controls the boost of the turbo, if the rod cam off at the lever, you'll get no boost as all the exhaust gas will by-pass the turbo.

3. Take the intake hoses of and check for shaft play on the turbo. Can you spin it with your finger?


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