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Old 30 Jan 2014, 12:07 pm
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Default Rough Idle with AC on

Hi, I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Touring Edition with just over 62,000 miles on it. Automatic transmission, non-turbo.

I've started to notice when I'm stopped at a light with the AC on the car begins to shake, like it's going to die, and the air does not blow cold. Once I'm moving it's fine.

From reading other threads I've decided it's a bad fan. I ordered on on eBay last night for $65. Once it's here I'll have a friend install it and flush the radiator as well (since it was called for at 60,000 and I haven't done it yet). Hopefully this solves the problem.

I tell ya, this car gives me more problems than my 99 Mitsubishi Mirage with almost 300,000 miles on it. SMH!
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Old 03 Feb 2014, 05:16 am
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Default Re: Rough Idle with AC on

good luck..hope it fixes it..keep us posted?
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Old 13 Feb 2014, 11:29 am
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Default Re: Rough Idle with AC on

I was able to get the new radiator fan installed yesterday and that fixed the problem. I now have cold AC at an idle and the car no longer shakes like it's going to die.

Hopefully this can help someone else with the same problem. I see that it is a very common problem with these cars.
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