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Old 06 Jan 2011, 03:57 am
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Unhappy 2003 PT CRUISER TURBO NOT WANTING TO ACCERELATE FAST

i just had a sh_t load of stuff fixed on my car
battery, fuel pump, turbo, fuelpump relay.

well i was driving it today, nd it didnt seem like it really wanted to go, nd when i would go to step on the gas it would make the noise like the RPM's was going really high, but it wasnt.

once i got home i noticed the smell of like burnt rubber, the same kinda smell i would smell if i used my breaks a lot, as in going down the mountain or some shizz, but i didnt use my breaks in any excessive amount that i would think they would be smelling

any idea what could be wrong???

& yes i am using premium gas

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Old 06 Jan 2011, 09:21 am
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Check for vacuum leaks.
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 09:27 am
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Welcome to the Forum.
Manula or auto? If it's a manual, clutch could be slipping.
Call where you had the work done - and tell them, bet a hose on the intake came loose.
You needed a turbo? Are you using synthetic oil? You should with a turbo.
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 10:17 am
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Welcome to the Forum!!

Did the PT have this problem BEFORE you took it in? How many miles do you have on it?
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 04:06 am
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Default Re: 2003 PT CRUISER TURBO NOT WANTING TO ACCERELATE FAST

its one of the tiptronic (i cant spell) but i never use the "manual" part of it.
there is about 85,000 miles on it
i have been using the premium gas and such now, prior to my turbo going bad i had no idea that i was suppose to use that kind.

and since ive posted this, now the turbo (at least yesterday) was working, but it sounds like there is something loose under the hood, it sounds like a lot of wind when i go to step on it, nd there is still the burning tire smell, but its coming from under the hood
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Old 09 Jan 2011, 02:19 am
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Probably a boost leak, given the noise you mention.

Not sure about the smell, though.
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