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Old 21 Jul 2011, 08:12 pm
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Default 2002 Pt Cruiser engine seems to loose power?

I have a 2002 Pt Cruiser 2.4 non turbo with 170,000 that seems to bog when accelerating. I have changes the plugs and wires and have no check engine light on. The transmission seems to shift fine. I bought the car from a family member and it was not running. I replaced the map sensor and have not had a problem with the car except the bogging issue since. I have driven a 2001 pt and i could not believe the power it had compared to mine. any ideas or suggestion would be great.
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Old 21 Jul 2011, 08:59 pm
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With that kind of mileage, did you find out what kind of maintenance was done before you got hold of it? Plugs ans wires are a start but you probably need a good cleaning of the whole intake system and maybe the exhaust (it could be partially blocked). The injectors and fuel system should also be cleaned.
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I would bet the throttle body is pretty nasty and needs a good cleaning.
Pick up a can of throttle body cleaner spray (not carb cleaner) and pull the TB off and hose it down good then reinstall and see what happens.
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Thanks for the info. I'm going to try all your suggestions in the next few days. Im leaning towards a partially clogged converter. Im not really sure the millage this problems started at the previous owner could not give me much info. He did have receipts from the Chrysler dealer here for timing and water pump and a wheel bearing. I was told the car stopped running on him on the way to work one day and was towed to the dealer. the dealer diagnosed it had jumped time.
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