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Old 28 Jul 2014, 12:51 pm
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I have a 2002 PT Cruiser Limited with an automatic transmission and about 110,000 miles.
The car has developed a stutter or hesitation when I accelerate at about 2000 rpm and am traveling about 45-60 mph. If I stomp on the gas pedal it downshifts fine- It only seems to happen when I am lightly accelerating.
I get no fault codes and the check engine light has not come on.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 28 Jul 2014, 01:27 pm
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First line of business would be the usual easy to-dos....

spark plugs
spark plug wires

If you do not want to foot the inexpensive cost of fresh parts which seems to be needed than you can check the resistance in each of the wires and pull the plug and examine them.
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110,000 miles have you had you timing belt changed today? It's over due.
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I will replace the plugs and wires and see if that helps....thanks!!
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I will replace the plugs and wires and see if that helps....thanks!!
When doing the tune-up Be careful not to damage surrounding parts like sensors and the connectors.

Good Luck!

Hope to hear back from you the results!
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