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Old 11 Mar 2013, 08:18 pm
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Our PT cruiser has not been running for quite some time. I got it started today but at start up the engine rpm's are going straight to red line like the throttle is stuck. What are your thoughts on this? TPS, IAC? I've checked all the vacuum lines and everything looks good.
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 08:19 pm
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BTW, it's a 2004 base model, 5-spd.
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 08:35 pm
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Did you check and see if it is stuck?
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 09:07 pm
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I did yesterday, but I figure it wouldn't hurt to check again being a new day... I gave it a gentle push, and well of course this time it moved a little bit. ...figures... Gave it a start and it seems to alright starting RPM wise.

Now on to a new issue, it wont rev past about 2000 rpm? Timing belt was replaced 10 months ago. Catalytic converter was replaced about two months ago, but since then the car has sat un-driven. (Bought the wife a new car and am trying to get this one running good for our son.)
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 09:18 pm
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Check the tires and take it for a hell ride for an hour.... I'm in my 40's now and when I sit for a while I stiffen up too.
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 09:25 pm
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Believe me I would love to get it out and drive it, but over 1500 RPMs and it cuts out. I can even get it to move in my drive way without it dying. I have it started and running currently as it hasn't in months. If I could get the RPMs up even in place to warm up the cat and this point it would be nice.
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 09:31 pm
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try the " key dance " it might return a code ... My cam sensor module fried and that was a symptom... No acceleration... or hesitated at 2500rpm chugged etc.
quick and cheap and easy fix ... matter of fact it cost me $0 .. but that's another story.
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Old 11 Mar 2013, 09:40 pm
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Key dance gives me a p2074 and p0137. I'm pretty sure the p2074 was due to a loose air intake hose (teaching the kid to wrench on "his" car.) O2 sensors are both less than 6 months old, Bosch not OEM. Cam and crank sensors were both replaced when I did the catalytic converter too.
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Old 12 Mar 2013, 03:44 am
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Perhaps the fuel is no good...doesn't take too long to deteriorate due to the ethanol.
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Old 12 Mar 2013, 03:59 am
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I think Carl is on the right track. p0137 means the cat converter isn't doing its job, possibly due to unburnt fuel [or other reasons].
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