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Old 20 May 2017, 11:48 am
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Default Intermitant not getting spark.

2002 PT Cruiser 2.4L Check engine light does not come on.
Started a few weeks ago. It is getting worse. Sometimes it gets no spark at all. Up til today, never stopped in traffic. Hooked up to timing light. Light flashes, it starts right up. But, when it does not start, there is no flash at all from timing light. Stop cranking, try again, no flash from light, no start. Repeat 5 to ten times, as soon as timing light flashes it starts right up. So intermittently it gets no spark and getting more often, now even dieing in traffic but finally started up and drove it home. Is a sensor giving out? What is most likely cause? Help?

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Old 20 May 2017, 12:36 pm
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Old 31 May 2017, 05:30 pm
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a weak link on Chrysler products is the crankshaft position sensor, and a lot of Chrysler's have a problem with the after market sensors,I would go with an OE part
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Old 31 May 2017, 06:42 pm
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Check the wiring harness underneath the engine from the cr
Ankshaft sensor and camshaft sensor to

PCM. Sometimes harness hook breaks and wire h
Arness rubs on axle.
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