My 2003 pt cruiser wont stay running.


Asked by Jul 20, 2014 at 12:04 AM about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

One day while driving my kids to school my car just died on me.  My mechanic was able to get it running again, however now it wont stay running unless someone is continuously giving it gas.  As soon as we step off of the gas peddle, it dies instantly.  Since then I have taken it to 3 different mechanical shops and no one seems to know what is wrong.  Any Ideas??  Thanks a bunch.

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Oh... And some other people that I have explained the issue to says that it sounds fuel related...

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First did any of the mechanic,s check fuel pressure?Second did they check the comppresion on the motor?

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Did they check timing?

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They did check the timing and they said that it was fine and they didn't check any fuel related stuff. They just keep telling me that's not the problem.

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The only thing come,s to my mind is bad throttle position sensor.

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Engine light on ?

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Yes. The engine light has been on since I bought it a year and a half ago.


Sounds like it may be dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate. Also have the cel codes read this may give you clues as to what's going on with it.


Did you ever find out the problem? I have the same exact car and same exact problem. Please let me know

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