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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,733 miles

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 8,733 miles


Hesitation in vehicle in all speeds (5 speed), took to Chrysler at least 5 times (4 different dealers) to correct the problem.....the following was performed... 1) re-flashing of PCM 2) changing of spark plugs 3) check of spark plug wires 4) fuel injectors checked for clogging 3 times dealers replaced one (or more) or all spark plugs (within one year) 1 time PCM was re-flashed 2 times dealer claimed that the hesitation was 'normal' 2 times dealer claimed that the hesitation was not found, when each time it was insisted that the technician or service manager drive the vehicle to confirm the hesitation. Gathering all invoices for correct dates...

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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