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Old 20 Oct 2011, 03:59 pm
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I have a 06 PT. no bells or whistles. When I am at a complete stop and accelerate up to 40 or higher ( like merging onto a freeway) my car seems like it gets stuck at about 5000 RPMS and doesnt want to go I have to take my foot off of the petal and then apply it again Then the check engine light will come one and ding then go off. This also happens if I am attempting to pass someone. I recently had the spark plugs and wires changed out. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 20 Oct 2011, 04:13 pm
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If the engine light came on, the computer has a code that might help us help you. Find the code and come back to the forum. The fault code will look something like: P0340

How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 20 Oct 2011, 04:18 pm
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Thanks! I saw that suggestion in another thread. I will check it after work.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 10:34 am
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what is the mileage on your cruiser,and when was the last time you had your trans.serviced. i also have an 06 cruiser and am curious .
Also welcome to the forum and from Virginia,hope you come back on here and let us know what code you pull up
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 01:41 pm
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I checked for an error code by switching my key back and forth 3 times. The milage disappears and I get nothing but lines then the word "done". No error code. I have about 64k on my car. Havent done the trans yet..but is scheduled to go in.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 01:54 pm
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Since there is not an error code, any ideas on what I should try from here? I dont want to spend a lot of money if I dont have too.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 03:01 pm
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Without a code to go by, it would only be guessing at your problem. One of the sensors could be going bad or your starving for fuel at higher RPM's. Unless someone comes along and takes another guess or who's run into something like that before, you might have to have the computer scanned by the dealer or a mechanic that has the proper scanner. It goes a lot deeper than looking for a fault code.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 03:07 pm
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Thanks! I guess I will be calling my mechanic.
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