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Old 12 Jun 2011, 06:40 pm
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Have a 2005 PT and right n ow when it starts up it revs to about 4k rpm and then dies.

If I catch it, I can keep it running as long as I have my foot on the gas.

But it will not idle.

Just replaced t he battery cables and the radiator fan.

Help!!!

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 06:49 pm
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Default Re: Engine Revs and then dies at start

Sounds as though your idle air control motor is bad. Have you attempted to scan your car for engine codes or use the "key dance" procedure mentioned on the forum?
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Have a 2005 PT and right n ow when it starts up it revs to about 4k rpm and then dies.

If I catch it, I can keep it running as long as I have my foot on the gas.

But it will not idle.

Just replaced t he battery cables and the radiator fan.

Help!!!

Thanks in advance,
it's your rev limiter, you have an auto matic right? if you do, don't worry, it's normal
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nevermind what i said, i skimmed thru your post, sorry
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