What would cause a 08 PT Cruiser to blow out black smoke and not accelerate ?


Asked by Mar 08, 2016 at 02:00 PM about the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when attempting to accelerate the car black smoke comes from the back end
of the car and it doesn't won't to accelerate. Can you tell me what is causing
this to happen? Could it be a bad motor?

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Sounds like it is running rich, number of things could cause this like an 02 sensor. Should have it checked for codes, this would pin point more on where the problem is.

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Thank you so much Rowefast. I will definitely have the codes checked. I appreciate you for answering my question.


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