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Old 17 Sep 2011, 11:24 am
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Default 2009 Pt Cruiser issues

I have a 2009 Pt Cruiser with about 40k miles on it. Over the last few months I have had a couple issues that have not been able to be diagnosed .

1) While driving all the warning lights come on and all the needle go down. When this happens it feels like my car has lost power. It happens miltiple times but only for a second each occurance. If I turn off the car and restart it it typically stops happening.

2) When the AC is on and I am stopped the car acts like it is going to stall. If I turn the AC off it does not attempt to stall.

Can anyone let me know if they have had similar issues and if so what the fix was?

Although this is not my car I found this youtube video showing what my car is doing.

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Old 17 Sep 2011, 11:34 am
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Default Re: 2009 Pt Cruiser issues

It's kind of a newish PT but sounds like two issues. One, the battery cables might be corroded. Take off the air filter and look at the cables to see if any corrosion is around the connections and make sure everything is tight. The loss of power and everything else might be a bad electrical connection or it could be your ignition switch.

Second, it sounds like your fan is not working properly. You have two speeds on the radiator fan and if one isn't working, the conditions you have could be the result.
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Old 17 Sep 2011, 08:20 pm
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Default Re: 2009 Pt Cruiser issues

I agree with Crewzin on both issues. I'd also check the battery itself, and connections to the starter (from the battery) for corrosion.

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Old 19 Sep 2011, 02:14 pm
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I've seen that kind of thing happen on other cars when the battery is bad OR the Alternator is going out. Either way I agree with the previous 2 posts. Check the battery cables, I need to clean corrosion on mine every 6 months.
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