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Old 24 Aug 2014, 08:08 pm
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Recently my PT Cruiser which is a manual drive has been having issues when stopped, or idle. The RPM will drop below .5 and then the engine will twitch and it will go back up to just below one, but eventually down again, and has even shut off on occasion... When starting back up today I even saw smoke out of the tail pipe... Now just as a test, I turned the AC off, and just had it blowing air instead, and it seemed not to work like normal... what is going on? This is confusing to me, thanks everyone!
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Old 24 Aug 2014, 08:55 pm
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Default Re: Stick Shift, Idle Fail

When was last time spark plugs & wires were changed? Start there.
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