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Am ***** ***** my 2002 pt cruiser wil not get over 2000 rpm

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Customer: Hi am ***** ***** my 2002 pt cruiser wil not get over 2000 rpm during idle or under power. it starts right up so i don't think its the timing belt
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: it has about 160,000 miles. its is a 2002 pt dream cruiser the only code set is for a small emissions leak. like i said it starts easily but when you give it gas at around 2000 rpm the engine bogs down the same thing happens when you try to drive it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year ago.

good morning ym name is ***** ***** I will assist

it sounds like the cat converter is clogged not allowing the motor to breathe. you can remove the front pipe from the exhaust manifold and start it up and see if it is better.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i will try this but there is plenty of pressure at the exhaust pipe. first thing i checked
Expert:  roybelding replied 1 year ago.

you can have it at idle but above idle it may be different


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