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Old 30 May 2015, 07:54 pm
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Question PT Cruiser Touring Possible trans. issue?

(I dont know if I posted this in the correct place) Hello! To start off let me introduce myself, I'm Joseph and I have two PT cruisers, A Red 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Edition and a White 2002 PT cruiser Touring Edition, I recently bought the white one and I got it really cheap because there seems to be a bit of an issue when the car is nice and warmed up, When it is cold and you drive it, The car runs perfectly fine, Speedo runs and works fine, Transmission shifts and everything, But upon getting nice and warm, the speedo will start to jump and go low back and forth, causing the transmission to try and do the speed it says its going, so it jerks quite a bit then itll stop, its just a small surge but its enough to cause me issues, I started off by changing the Solenoid pack on the transmission, New speed sensors on the transmission, Cleaned out the air intake and made sure all of the contacts for the wires were nice and clean, other than that im completely stumped
I didnt know if any of you have had the same issue, or know someone who has and could possibly help me out, any suggestions help me!
I was told it could possibly be the "Cam shaft position sensor"
or the "Crankshaft position sensor"
Thank you for reading and hopefully i can get the beast going!
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:14 pm
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Is your engine light on? If so what are the engine trouble codes?
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:23 pm
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The only code it has is a P1495, Does it have ANYTHING to do with that issue? Im not sure but i wasnt thinking it did.
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:38 pm
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P1495 EVAP Leak Detection Pump Solenoid Circuit Condition

Possible causes
Faulty Leak Detection Pump
Leak Detection Pump harness is open or shorted
Leak Detection Pump poor electrical connection


You most likely have two problems. Does your scan tool indicate other engine trouble codes it can't recognize? Sometimes it does not give you the P0700 for general transmission trouble code. You can take the PT Cruiser to a transmission repair shop and they will most likely scan it for free to tell you if there are any transmission trouble codes.
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:41 pm
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I scanned and thats the only code that comes up, O' Rileys scanned and cant find anything other than the code I said.
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:47 pm
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The 2002 PT Cruiser has a common problem with the crankshaft wires hitting the frame under the car. You might want to check and follow the wires from the crankshaft sensor to the PCM.

Is your tach also jumping with the speedometer?
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:49 pm
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No it doesnt. It is ONLY the speedometer.
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:49 pm
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But also, Where is the crankshaft wires? And where could the possible contacts be hitting the frame?
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Old 30 May 2015, 08:56 pm
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If the tachometer is not jumping around I would suggest checking your Instrument Cluster. There's a little button on the dash that will reset your trip meter. Hold it in, then turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine. The numbers in the center dial will start counting (then let go of the button) and then all the needles on all the dials will go from low to middle to high.
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If the tachometer is not jumping around I would suggest checking your Instrument Cluster. There's a little button on the dash that will reset your trip meter. Hold it in, then turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine. The numbers in the center dial will start counting (then let go of the button) and then all the needles on all the dials will go from low to middle to high.

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