intermittent stalling

Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 02:06 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi, So here is my situation. I was driving my 2005 gt turbo with 100k ,on
near empty (well aware that is foolish). I decelerated into a turn and the car
died, it started again but then began sputtering and dying on me
periodically. If i let it sit for 15+ minutes it would run perfect for various
lengths of time, also I found if I could nurse the gas staying under 2k RPM i
could usually make it to my destination but once i stopped it rarely restart ,  
until it sat. I jumped to the conclusion , i clogged the filter and after a couple
weeks of contending with it, I had a friend drop the tank  just to discover the
integrated filter pump assembly was not something he had seen and there
was no simple filter to replace. However , the gas a, take and and spreen
seemed spotless and I wasn't prepared to by the part so he buttoned it up
again and it ran great for a day or two. So i started thinking it had
something to do with air in the system , but then it started again, similar but
different, now it runs great, but then begins a rhythmic stall, not a sputter
like , like voom, voom, voom, voom  (great special effect huh?) but still fall
off if i try to give it too much gas and when it stalls now it will not restart
...until it sits. i did the dash cheat to get the codes and i got back 300-
misfire , 340- cam signal, 32 heater circuit high volt, 452 and i think this is
the one related ..fuel pressure sensor low voltage...those are the codes if
not in proper order. Now by battery is a piece and needs to be replaced
and i belive this problem is more prevalent at night.....could this be a low
power to the pump or sensors causing a shut down? I just have a feeling if i
turn over to the shop the diagnosis and process of ulim is gonna cost me
500.00+  amy ideas? miracle cures lol?

1 Answer

I apologize for all the type-Os , I really should proof read before firing things off. The Tank, Gas and metal Screen seemed spotless, Also it seems to run better the more gas that is in the tank and I think that is related to a preload boost derived from the volume of gas increasing the PSI entering the pump. Thank you in advance. Jason

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