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Old 23 Sep 2012, 04:48 pm
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Default Error Codes

Hi, my 2001 PT Cruiser's engine light came on the other day. After doing the trick posted on here (which I am very fond of at the moment), I got the codes P1684 and P0303.

P0303- Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected
P1684- EVAP Vent Solenoid Control Circuit
Driver 5 Line 4

What exactly do these codes mean and how do you fix them? Any advice and help is more than welcome.

Thanks,
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Old 23 Sep 2012, 06:03 pm
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Default Re: Error Codes

The P1684 could be a lose gas cap, or not sealing properly gas cap or anything to do with the Emissions system. Try locking the gas cap first (3 clicks) and see if the code goes away. It might take 24 hours.

The P0303 is self explanatory. The sensors are picking up a miss in cylinder #3. Are you feeling anything? Is it stumbling, erratic idle?

Most people, when they get The p03.. first change the plugs and wires but that seldom works....unless it's been a long time since you changed either of them ??? It could be a vacuum leak around the upper manifold or where the upper and lower manifold come together. At the end, the bast way to find out if it's a small problem or larger, is to take a compression check.
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