trouble starting and hesitation once running

Asked by Oct 23, 2011 at 03:02 PM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am having trouble with my PT 2004. The engine light has been going on and off occassionally now it is on constantly. The car ran fine until recently. I can not go over 30 with out it hesitating and sputtering. Also the car has been hard starting after small trips out. It seems I have to take the car out of park and put it back into park before it will start. Any ideas? thanks

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the first thing to do is to scan the vehicle for the code. that will most likely tell you what the problem is or at least narrow it down

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I have had a similar problem with My 2004 PT Cruiser and replaced the spark plugs and wires,this made it a lot better but I also noticed My Car (2.4l non turbo) is very sensitive to the quality of the fuel I use. Mine works great on Shell regular fuel,no hesitations and smooth accelerating with the Shell fuel at all.

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