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Old 21 Jun 2019, 07:17 am
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As I was turning into a parking lot it just quit. Turns over, that's it.
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Old 21 Jun 2019, 07:43 am
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First thing I'd suggest you check is the timing belt. They need to be changed every 100,000 miles or so. You don't tell us what year, which engine or how many miles. Need more information. Run the codes on it and post back AFTER you check the timing belt.
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Old 21 Jun 2019, 11:48 am
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I would suggest taking off the camshaft sensor, crank the engine and see if the camshaft is turning.
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Old 21 Jun 2019, 12:23 pm
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As I was turning into a parking lot it just quit. Turns over, that's it.
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If the engine turns over very fast when trying to start, it's likely the timing belt. Another common problem on PT's that causes the engine to just die and not restart is a failed camshaft position sensor on a 2001/2002 model. On the 2003 and newer models, they will normally continue to run roughly in a "limp home" mode when the cam sensor fails.

You will want to check for trouble codes. A failed timing belt will often throw both a cam sensor and crank sensor codes. A failed cam sensor often just throws the cam sensor code. As Steve suggested, you can remove the cam sensor and look at the pilot magnet behind it. This magnet is bolted to the end of the intake camshaft. So it should spin as the engine is being cranked. If it doesn't spin, then that's pretty good proof that the timing belt has failed. But if the engine cranks really fast without starting, that proves it too.
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Old 24 Jun 2019, 10:43 am
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This past year both the timing belt and camshaft sensor bit the dust on my '05 (at different times). At least with the cam sensor biting the dust I was still able to drive the car to the shop, repaired in less than two hours.
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 01:41 am
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Check also the wires going to the crankshaft sensor.
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 09:56 am
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When mine did that it was the fuel pump. Do you hear the fuel pump cycle/softly whine for a few seconds when are you turning the key from off to run(Not start)?
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 11:07 am
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It appears that willieb is out. a one and done.

Maybe he fixed it, or maybe he forgot were his post is.
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 11:31 am
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When mine did that it was the fuel pump. Do you hear the fuel pump cycle/softly whine for a few seconds when are you turning the key from off to run(Not start)?
It is more than a soft whine if you have the rear seats out IMHO.

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It appears that willieb is out. a one and done.

Maybe he fixed it, or maybe he forgot were his post is.
That was his first post with an April 2014 join date. Maybe we will find out what happened to his car in 2024.
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 02:00 pm
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A failed fuse can do this.
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