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Old 02 May 2016, 12:31 pm
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I have a 2003 non turbo manual pt, it has 160,000 miles on it. I recently replaced the head gasket on the car.
I have it all put back together and now will not stay running with one of the vacuum lines on the back of the intake manifold on. I believe this goes to the fuel filter.
I am unsure and am in need of help. The engine computer is giving 2 misfires and I believe it is from the vacuum line being off.
With line on it will crank and start but will die after a few seconds.
When off it will run but fairly rough and at idle it stays from 600-800 rpms.
I have replaced the battery and spark plugs along side the head gasket. Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 02 May 2016, 01:15 pm
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I would suggest you check your wire connectors. Some of the connectors are the same and you can hook up the wrong connectors to the wrong components such as the coil connector. Also some members have found wires that were not connected.

What are the codes you are getting?
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Old 02 May 2016, 01:21 pm
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p0300 and p0302
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Old 02 May 2016, 01:23 pm
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I don't think there is a fuel filter in the engine compartment. The only two vacuum lines I know run to the intake on my '03 GT are the PCV (passenger side) and the vacuum brake booster (driver's side). Neither of these will keep the car from starting - don't ask me how I know.
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Old 02 May 2016, 01:34 pm
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The vacuum line runs out the back and down the fire wall I believe. It isn't the line out the side of the intake to the pcv.
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p0300 and p0302
Those are misfire codes. 302 is cylinder 2, 2nd from passenger side and 300 is generic - meaning random/multiple cylinders. I would double check the intake gaskets, especially around #2. Did you use new ones? If your idle is that low I lean against vacuum leaks.

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The vacuum line runs out the back and down the fire wall I believe. It isn't the line out the side of the intake to the pcv.
The turbo and non-turbo are different the turbo PCV is on the passenger side, the non-turbo is on the driver's side. I don't know the line you are talking about. I don't have one. I pulled my intake this weekend. There is an electrical sensor attached to the passenger mount, the two vacuum lines I mentioned and the MAP. I think that is it except the stuff attached to the throttle body. I think the only fuel filter is in the tank on top of the pump. Maybe it is something to do with the EVAP stuff, but IIRC most of that stuff is also in back by/in the tank.
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Old 02 May 2016, 04:24 pm
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Yes I did use new ones and you might be right. It maybe the evap. Like the purge soloniod.
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