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Old 19 Oct 2013, 12:47 am
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Hello everyone. I am posting for a friend who is having trouble with his pt. His car will start up just fine but when he goes to put it in gear and step on the gas it dies out. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what this could be? thank you for your time. 2002 pt cruiser 2.4L manual transmission.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 08:09 am
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Hello everyone. I am posting for a friend who is having trouble with his pt. His car will start up just fine but when he goes to put it in gear and step on the gas it dies out. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what this could be? thank you for your time. 2002 pt cruiser 2.4L manual transmission.
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Not a lot of informatin to go by. When was the last time the car was tuned-up (plugs and wires)? Fuel pressure monitored (01 and 02 PT's have a valve at the end of the fuel line to check pressure). Throttle body cleaned? IAT (Idle Air Controller) taken off and cleaned.
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 08:26 am
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before anything else, are you ABSOLUTELY SURE there's gas in the car?

first thing to do is check the car for codes

second thing to do would be to check the air filter and fuel pressure. the valve is on the fuel rail under a little plastic cap. fuel pressure should be 58 +/-5psi

after that i'd remove the top portion of the timing belt cover and make sure things still line up.

not sure why these guys mention the IAC. idle air controller has no effect on pressing the gas pedal. i'd skip all that. car drives just fine with it unhooked, it just affects the idle quality.

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Old 20 Oct 2013, 03:10 pm
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I would agree with rob on this one, I would not think its out of gas because you said it starts and runs fine but dies under load. Definitely check the fuel pressure. What I wonder is can he press the gas when not in gear (not under load) and will it rev ok. When you press the gas pedal it opens the throttle plate. The throttle position sensor (TPS) sends a signal to the PCM and the PCM changes the speed and duration of the injectors. If the fuel pump is weak it cannot sustain enough fuel in the fuel rails for anything but idle. No fuel no run
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Fuel pump may be bad...like they said, check the fuel pressure...otherwise you are just guessing. Spec is 53 to 63 psi.
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Old 21 Oct 2013, 04:45 pm
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Well I guess this is another one of those we will never know the answer too.
Its like someone comes up to you on the street and says "hey you wanna know something"?
Then just walks off leaving you forever curious of what the something was. Drives me nuts when I'm not sure if the problem was solved or not.
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I am posting for a friend who is having trouble with his pt.
Maybe they're no longer friends,so he said 'fuhgeddaboudit'.
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Old 21 Oct 2013, 08:48 pm
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Maybe they're no longer friends,so he said 'fuhgeddaboudit'.
Yeah I'm taking my ball and going home! Fix your own car
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