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#158 of 323 Re: Confirmation of credentials [chdabren] 2002 PT Cruiser Missfire
Jan 22, 2008 (10:10 pm)
We replaced the plugs, that was the first thing, and the sensor was stalling at 4000 rpm. He checked the ignition circuit too, though I don't know about the second one, I'll ask. The computer has had the latest update of TCB stuff too. Apparently, he can make it fire in perfect sequence without the computer. He said something about the computer receiving the right signal, but not returning the right info to the ignition?! Does that make any sense?
As for you ASE, I trust you, that's why I contacted you. Anyone whose willing to give out that info, must be for real. Mike is my mechanic and he too is certified by ASE, he's just not a Chrysler guy. As for having it in front of you... well unless you can teleport to Lancaster, CA (edge of the Mojave Desert, best place to the middle of nowhere), I doubt I can accomodate that. Though... if it's not too much trouble is there a way I can contact you either via phone or email if he can't get this resolved.
You can contact me at: evesgirdverizon.net
#159 of 323 Re: Confirmation of credentials [chdabren]
Jan 31, 2008 (2:23 pm)
">Now this is very interesting. After all the hype and mention of being ASE certified, on the top of the mechanic's hierarchy, and the challenge to "find out the facts", it turns out that either you are NOT who you say you are, or you dont know your own credentials that well........
I took the challenge you posted on this page 10-Jan-2008 and found that you (#284385 aka RWCarroll) actually have been expired since Jul-2001. No one has to take my word for it, though. All anyone has to do is request a Cert form at the ASE website, fax it in to ASE 703-669-6122 and you will get a response within two days.
You actually did not prove anything about yourself...
#163 of 323 Re: hesitation and engin light is on [chdabren]
Feb 18, 2008 (3:03 pm)
Pardon me for jumping in but I am new to this site and am trying to find out what is causing the ENGINE LIGHT to stay on also in my PT Crusier 2.4 L engine and the scanner code says PO128 -coolant temp below thermostat and then there is a "
2" PENDING- I need a repair manual! G. Poling
#165 of 323 Engine Malfunction Light Stays On
Mar 15, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I had the original battery replaced on my 2002 PT Cruiser Ltd at Sam's Club on March 13. The terminals and cables were corroded so they cleaned the terminals (not the corrosion on the cables) but did not replace the cables. On March 14, after using a half tank of gas bought at the usual place, the engine malfunction light came on. I checked the gas cap and it's tight. The car runs fine however there is a bing when I first start up. I read that I can hurt the engine by continuing to run it with the light on and I should take it to the dealer.
What can be the problem? Any opinions?
#166 of 323 Re: Engine Malfunction Light Stays On [ptuser]
Mar 15, 2008 (3:17 pm)
I believe places like AutoZone still offer a free diagnostic code scan. Call around some of the big chain auto parts stores and ask.
The dealer is going to charge you a big fee just for scanning the fault code, before he even fixes anything.
#167 of 323 which coolant and where to add
Mar 15, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I need to add coolant to my 2004. lost the manual, under the hood it says special coolant. which brand do I need. please help!!!