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Old 29 Apr 2018, 03:36 pm
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Hello all,

First off, thank you for all your valuable input with my new toy (04 PT Cruiser). The adventure continues. Still have random misfire and will quit on me often and have to wait at least a minute for it to start again. I replaces the cam and crank position sensor and did not fix this. Read somewhere that these cars have a frequent ecm/pcm failure. Is this true?
Did a search for one and no luck. I have a 04 PT Cruiser, 5 speed manual transmission. Any idea where I can find one or how to check the ecm/pcm to verify it's good/bad state? THANKS
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Old 29 Apr 2018, 03:45 pm
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Default Re: 04 PT Cruiser misfire

What codes is your Pt Cruiser triggering?
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Old 30 Apr 2018, 07:45 am
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You should NEVER just start shotgunning parts at a car hoping to fix it. Follow Steve's advice and get the codes checked on it first. Then go from there.

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Old 30 Apr 2018, 09:23 am
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Default Re: 04 PT Cruiser misfire

Have to 2nd Chuzz. Don't parts change. It's expensive and you can add another problem and never figure it out.

If you don't know how to troubleshoot this it is better and cheaper to bring it in somewhere.

If it is a random misfire all cylinders check for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, compression test as starters.

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Old 02 May 2018, 02:37 am
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Default Re: 04 PT Cruiser misfire

if there no codes other then Misfire
and to me it sound like OP is throwing parts at it
I'm going to take a shot
Throw one more part.....(Mag pick up_
It's on the end of the Camshaft held on by an allen Bolt....W
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