Summary. There are several possible reasons why a motor suddenly stops. These include an empty fuel tank, a defective crankshaft sensor or a defective alternator. Whatever the cause, if it happens, it’s important not to panic and pull to the curb and nearest safe spot.
Common reasons for this:
Low fuel pressure, dirty or defective injectors, or defective fuel pump: The fuel pump is responsible for pumping fuel from the tank to the engine.
Production of the PT Cruiser ended when the last model rolled off the assembly line in 2009. The very last new PT Cruiser was sold in 2010.
We’ve encountered many cases stemming from the ignition system, a faulty speed system, an overheated engine, a bad MAP sensor (the thing that reads the air and fuel ratio). . but if this happens to you, check out these three main reasons before moving on to the others.
Bad spark plug
Bad spark plugs are one of the main causes of a car stalling while driving. Failure of the spark plugs to function properly can cause the engine to misfire, eventually causing the vehicle to stall.
The EGR valve is mounted at the end of the cylinder head next to the exhaust port of cylinder #4. One end of the tube is mounted to the EGR valve, 90 degrees from the valve mounting bolts. The other end of the pipe is mounted to the upper intake manifold. The solenoid is mounted under the throttle body.
The average cost to replace a Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel pump is between $554 and $589. Labor costs are estimated at $106-$133 while parts prices range from $448-$456.
The fuel filter is positioned in the line from the fuel tank to the engine and prevents contaminants from entering the engine interior, which could result in loss of power and possible damage to the cylinder liner.
On most car models, the fuel pump relay is located in a fuse box somewhere under your dashboard, but it can also be located in the underhood fuse box. The engine or dash fuse box is usually a long black box that contains a fuel pump relay and various other fuses and relays.
The Chrysler PT Cruiser is a relatively good car with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 and a typical life expectancy of around 14 years.
“PT” originally stood for “Plymouth Truck” and it began life as a Plymouth Pronto concept (pictured). Unfortunately, DaimlerChrysler officials decided to kill the Plymouth brand before the cruiser was ready for production, so they just made it a Chrysler instead.