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Old 21 Aug 2012, 06:39 am
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The other day I started to take off in my 06 PT Cruiser and shortly after I took off I heard a strange rattling sound while I was pressing the gas. I let go and the noise stopped but I saw white smoke coming from the rear. I'm guessing from the tailpipe. I backed up to my house and shut the car off. I noticed a black streak in the road where the noise has started. It was about 15 ft long. Its still there so I'm guessing it wasnt water coming from the tailpipe. I checked the oil and coolant and both were fine. I have driven the car for the past 2 days and it hasnt done it again. Could my headgasket be going bad or could it be something else?
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Old 21 Aug 2012, 07:06 am
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I could have taken a couple guesses but when you said you drove the last couple of days without the same thing happening, that blew my thoughts out the window. Hopefully someone will come along and give you a good answer.
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Old 21 Aug 2012, 02:56 pm
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Something really bad happened and it fixed it self?

You might've run over something or be victim of practical joke?
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Old 21 Aug 2012, 03:32 pm
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Something really bad happened and it fixed it self?

You might've run over something or be victim of practical joke?
They wern't my guesses but they are good.
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Old 22 Aug 2012, 02:06 am
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Classic stuck hydraulic lifter symptom
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Old 22 Aug 2012, 05:59 am
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Do you think stuck lifters would cause the instrument cluster to flash and gauges to drop? I'm also having that problem too. This morning it did it quite often. Used to do it alot when I first bought the car about 6 months ago then it would only do it once every couple of weeks for about the last 2 months.
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Old 22 Aug 2012, 09:03 am
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I would doubt it, although if the PCM is faulty, it could be firing an injector at the wrong time or holding it open giving you similar symptoms. My advise is to get it into a good Chrysler Dealer and get it checked over, these kinds of issues only get worse, never better and will eventually cause other damage
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Old 22 Aug 2012, 01:21 pm
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Martians could cause it, too. Upset we landed there-

I'd not gravitate toward most expensive things first-
There's plenty of posts about cluster gone crazy but for life of me don't recall what (simple) fix was ... Perhaps I never read it.

Do some searching here and while you're at it someone might provide a link
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Old 24 Aug 2012, 10:48 pm
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Okay, the noise happened again tonight. I had just started to drive off and I turned on the A/C at the same time and I heard the noise. I had done the same thing the first time I heard it. Usually I turn the A/C before I take off but these 2 times that I recall I turned it on while taking off. Could there be a belt problem and that's the noise I'm hearing?
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Old 25 Aug 2012, 09:34 am
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That black stuff on the road could have been rubber from the drive belt and the white smoke could have been burning rubber from the drive belt...sounds like it is slipping real bad when you turn on the A/C (although it would make more of a squeal than a rattle, did you smell burnt rubber when it made the noise?)...anyway, perhaps bad tensioner or bad compressor.
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