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Old 28 Aug 2017, 12:28 am
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Default Initial accelration hesitation and putter

Hello all,

I bought a 2002 pt cruiser non turbo from an auction
A couple days ago, it has 225,000 kilomiters on it.

A problem I noticed when I drove it home is that from a
stop when I first press on the gas it hesitates to accerate for the first 200 or so rpm and makes a puttering/farting sound. After the initial acceration it drives smooth. It also idles smoothly as well. I can recreate the puttering/farting in neutral as well. No check engine light.

So far I tried cleaning the throttle body and have noticed that the air intake past the flapper is dirty, and the PCV 1x1x1x1 foam filter is missing from the main air filter body.

Spark plugs and wires appear to be brand new as well as the air filter.

Also what does the sensor in the hose connected from filter body to throttle body do? Its very dirty on one side.

Help is appreaciated!! Thanks
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Old 28 Aug 2017, 06:56 am
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Default Re: Initial accelration hesitation and putter

Welcome to the forum

The foam filter missing from the airbox is no longer available from Chrysler. But you can still find them on Ebay:

Here's one source:

5066076AA NON-TURBO PT Cruiser PCV sponge air filter Mopar OEM

When you get a chance, please go to Welcome New PT Cruiser Members - PT Cruiser Forum and create an intro thread
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