Chrysler

Chrysler repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

2009 pt cruiser. Cel flashing car shaking at idle no power…

Customer Question
2009 pt cruiser Mechanic's...

2009 pt cruiser

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?

Cel flashing car shaking at idle no power accelerating. Changed plugs cam sensor and ignition coil not even a month ago Ran great

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Just changed the plugs again. Consistent

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Old cam no cruise control light new one cruise control works

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Chrysler
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Answered in 11 minutes by:
9/29/2017
Chrysler Mechanic: tracer5, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago
tracer5
tracer5, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 13,436
Experience: ASE Master Certified, L1, Shop Owner, Foreign and Domestic
Verified

Hello, any chance you can do what we call a power balance test? meaning, unplug an injector at a time with engine running? if no change in running when you remove a plug wire or injector plug,that is the cylinder with the problem.Hope this makes sense, Igf you unplug an injector or spark plug engine running and engine runs worse or stalls? that cylinder is firing. I need to know if it is only one cylinder not firing and which one OR more than one cylinder. LMk if you can, Thanks

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Code says multiple cylinder misfire
Chrysler Mechanic: tracer5, ASE Certified Technician replied 10 months ago

I still need the test, I understand the code but..if not possible, I will opt out

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can't do the test till tomorrow morning
Chrysler Mechanic: Thomas Ragusa,
 replied 10 months ago
Thomas Ragusa
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 154
Experience: Automotive Technician at Town n Country Jeep
Verified

hello, my name is***** am a certified Chrysler technician, I will pick up where tracker left off. does your scanner have any data streams, do you have a section that says misfire counters? if not doing the injector test will determine which cyl is misfiring. since you say you only have a p0300 code I am going to assume its either a wire, plug, injector, or coil problem due to the fact if it was a cam problem there would be other codes. but lets start with the basics.

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No cam problem. Pulled plug wires like the other guy said cylinder 2 car shuts off all others car runo shakes the same
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Cylinder 1 3 4 car runs the same. Shakes 2 it cuts off.
Ignition coil is brand new not even a month olt
Chrysler Mechanic: Thomas Ragusa,
 replied 10 months ago

and they are plugged in to the correct spots, the ignition wires, from coil to plug, 1 to 1 2 to 2. just making sure. covering all basis, it is still possible coil could of went bad again. check to make sure there is spark coming from the wires. pull a wire and put it close to metal, BE CAREFUL! and turn the motor to see if spark is coming from wire.

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Chrysler Mechanic: Thomas Ragusa,
 replied 10 months ago

just checking in

Ask Your Own Chrysler Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a chrysler mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Don - Mo Lurch Your Own Question
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch, Aftermarket & Factory Electronics
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 542
542 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Cert. Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

Don - Mo Lurch is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat.

StanSayre, PA

I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP.

TOM WHITTAKERUSA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

Rev. Jerry BaysingerHolts Summit, Mo

I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again.

GregPittsburgh, PA

Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless!

JerryHolts Summit, MO

Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor.

Lynn B.Ormond Beach, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

542 satisfied customers

Cert. Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years

Chris (aka - Moose)

Chris (aka - Moose)

Technician

568 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Paul M ASE Master

Paul M ASE Master

ASE Master Tech

118 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 20+ Years

Ivan

Ivan

ASE Certified Master Technician

56 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech w/ 20+ years in the field. Self employed for 9 years. Member of AUTOLAB radio show.

Amedee

Amedee

Chrysler Technician

956 satisfied customers

ASE certified Technician advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

696 satisfied customers

ASE Master tech. 30+ years mechanic, shop forman, service manager

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

419 satisfied customers

#@ years in the Automotive repair field.

< Previous | Next >

Related Chrysler Questions
Rough idle, lunges when at a stop and foot is on brakes,
Rough idle, lunges when at a stop and foot is on brakes, trouble/hesitation when accelerating, has difficulties going up hills. … read more
Richard Greer
Richard Greer
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
233 satisfied customers
2005 pt cruiser non turbo. Driving along and it starts
Hi. 2005 pt cruiser non turbo. Driving along and it starts bucking. Scanned it for trouble code. Code indicated Camshaft position sensor. Changed sensor, still bucked. Changed ignition coil pack, plug… read more
Amedee
Amedee
Chrysler Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
956 satisfied customers
Misfire and runs very rough no power. Consistent. 2003 pt
yes i tried new cam sensor,new plugs and wires and new coil … read more
Mopar_Certified
Mopar_Certified
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5 satisfied customers
Have po 300 & p2305 code on pt cruiser (2003) changed coil
have po 300 & p2305 code on pt cruiser (2003) changed coil pack, wires and spark plugs. Vehicle runs normal until a few miles and loses power. checked for spark using spark tester, and all coil packs … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
I own a 2004 PT cruiser. About 4 months ago it began to fail
I own a 2004 PT cruiser. About 4 months ago it began to fail to accelerate over 200RPM (shake and operate with a hurky-jerky motion. I noticed pretty quickly that the problem was not present when the … read more
Expert
Expert
30 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited: 2009 PT Cruiser Limited Non-Turbo,
2009 PT Cruiser Limited Non-Turbo, AT with 92k miles - PT0340 code and PT0301 Battery Fully Charged and Load Tested Thoroughly checked for vacuum leaks and none found Replaced camshaft sensor Replaced… read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L turbo H.O.: I have just purchased
I have just purchased a 2004 pt cruiser with a 2.4l turbo H.O. And I have a miss at idle I have replaced the plugs wires and coil but still the same I am getting a code p300 random misfire I am thinki… read more
tim37857
tim37857
Mechanic
High School or GED
71 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring: 2006 pt cruiser ran had to change
2006 pt cruiser ran had to change head now no spark changed cam sensor changed crank sensor changed coil changed cam magnet all fuses good diagnostic says no cam or crank signal and tps reading .3 hee… read more
Amedee
Amedee
Chrysler Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
956 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser LE: 2003 PT Cruiser displayed engine light
2003 PT Cruiser displayed engine light on way home from airport after eleven-day vacation. Started a little rough in parking garage but ran well. I had to stop at an Auto Zone to read error codes. The… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser: i have a 2002 pt cruiser with 2.4L.manual
i have a 2002 pt cruiser with 2.4L.manual 5 sp . it starts fine but at cruising speed it hesitates 3000rpm. It doesnt do this during acceleration only at constant speed. Every 3 to 5 seconds it just l… read more
Expert
Expert
30 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring: 2005 PT Cruiser, Non turbo, Engine
2005 PT Cruiser, Non turbo, Engine "skips" when at idle in drive also when accelerating or holding at constant speed. Thought maybe bad gas and added B12 chemtool and 91 octane non ethanol fuel withou… read more
Mopar_Certified
Mopar_Certified
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5 satisfied customers
Chrysler PT Cruiser: My wifes 2003 PT Cruiser 2.4 liter Turbo
My wife's 2003 PT Cruiser 2.4 liter Turbo started to have computer/check engine light issues at about 110,00 miles. Most of the time the car has been running fine and passed emissions in August after … read more
Chad
Chad
Lead Auto Tech/Shop foreman
Associate Degree
858 satisfied customers
2005 PT cruiser GT: convertible..highway..spark plugs..leaky gasket (
I have a 2005 PT cruiser GT convertible (turbo), that idles rough, and the Check Engine Light flashes. Once I get on the highway, or even just moving, the check engine light stops flashing. I have had… read more
b5demon
b5demon
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,522 satisfied customers
01 pt cruiser no start p0352;0351 codes,wire harness was dam
i have an 01 pt cruiser with 130k miles. It recently died and wouldnt start so i had it towed to the house. I ran the codes and came back with P0320 Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Mal… read more
Amedee
Amedee
Chrysler Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
956 satisfied customers
Pt Cruiser: surges..stall out on the road and may restart or just die
My Pt Cruiser is not running right. It surges at idle untill it warns up. Some times it will stall out on the road and may restart or just die. It ia an 2001 with 90,000 miles on it. The belts and wat… read more
ND-TECH
ND-TECH
Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge specialist tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
955 satisfied customers
2001 pt cruiser: cam sensor, crank sensor, coil pack and spark plugs
i have a 2001 pt cruiser going down the hwy acted like an altinator started loosing lights radio etc... tried jumping the car then it would turn over but not start. got spark but its inconsistant spar… read more
ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl
automotive instructor
Associate Degree
1,818 satisfied customers
2004 PT CRUISER: BUCKS..IT RUNS ROUGH AT IDLE INTERMITTENTLY.
HAVE A 2004 PT CRUISER. IT BUCKS AND SOMETIMES THERE IS A SLIGHT COUGH OR BACKFIRE. IT RUNS ROUGH AT IDLE INTERMITTENTLY. CODES 300 THRU 304 HAVE BEEN DETECTED. MY MECHANIC HAS REPLACED THE CAM SHAFT … read more
Dodge expert
Dodge expert
ASE MASTER TECH, REPAIR FACILITY OWNER
High School or GED
3,636 satisfied customers
2005 PT cruiser acceleration vibration at low speeds 20mph.
2005 PT cruiser acceleration vibration at low speeds <20mph. left axle changed 4 months ago continue with vibration. no vibration at higher speeds… read more
DODGETECH2875
DODGETECH2875
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,004 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x