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07 pt cruiser had the timing belt replaced, it starts and

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07 pt cruiser had the timing belt replaced , it starts and idles but as soon as i put it in gear cuts off. if i rev engine it will go in gear and move but i the second i take foot off gas it cuts off again . mechanic said he didnt do anything wrong but doesnt know the problem is can yom help
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

A scan tool will show about 16 degrees for cam/crank angle if cam timing is off one tooth on the crank sprocket. Check the engine vacuum at idle, it should run 18-19". Check the compression, it should do 160-180 lbs. It can be out of time or the cam sprockets dowel pin can be sheared and to blame for this idle concern. If all these tests are fine then clean the throttle body and replace the idle air control calve.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka - Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris

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