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Old 10 May 2013, 06:19 pm
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Default Pt cruiser won't start.....

My pt cruiser rounded the corner and randomly died. Check engine light is on and so is the oil light. But it won't turn over. Like start. When I try to start it. It just makes a whistling screeching noise. It need of serious assistance. Please help
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Old 10 May 2013, 06:53 pm
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Just brought up the code 0016 with the key dance. It's not the cam shaft sensor because that was replaced already with dealer parts. The only thing I can think of is the timing belt. Miles are at 111000 bought it when it was at 93000. Don't think it's ever been replaced.
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Old 10 May 2013, 07:08 pm
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I think you made a good guess, screeching would indicate some sort of belt and the serpentine or alternator belt wouldn't bring the car to a halt like you mentioned.

If you have someone with you and have a little bit of skill. The camshaft sensor can be taken out and while someone watches the magnet inside the hole where the sensor was, try turn the engine over and the magnet should spin around showing that the cam is turning. If it isn't spinning, the timing belt that turns the cams has broken.
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Old 11 May 2013, 01:09 am
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Default Re: Pt cruiser won't start.....

Ava; screeching like starter bendix or screeching like fan belt or jammed up timing belt?
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Old 11 May 2013, 05:58 am
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I verified my timing belt was broke by removing a couple bolts on the black cover on passenger side and noticed when the car was turning over the belt never moved. Had to pry if open a bit to see and needed someone to watch while I tried to start it.
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