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Old 12 Oct 2017, 11:41 am
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Unhappy '05 PT Cruiser check engine light on

My 05' check engine light has been on for about a year now. Dealer says codes suggest it needs a new computer but they don't want to put one in for fear it won't be the solution. Cost $2k. It won't pass emissions inspection. They just keep making me bring it back once a month. Last time they said there were no codes but check engine light is on therefore, I had to wait again and try it today. I am on my way in. Any thoughts? I have not gone back to dealer in a while - they are the only ones who ever worked on this car, even for previous owner.

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Old 12 Oct 2017, 11:55 am
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Dealer says codes suggest it needs a new computer
you're really going to clue us in what the codes are or were. otherwise you'll have lots of guessing as replies.

can you just go to an autozone or somewhere and have them try to read the codes, or do "the key dance" and let us know what it says?
How to retrieve fault codes.
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 12:21 pm
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you're really going to clue us in what the codes are or were. otherwise you'll have lots of guessing as replies.

can you just go to an autozone or somewhere and have them try to read the codes, or do "the key dance" and let us know what it says?
How to retrieve fault codes.
Welcome to the forum.

As Rob302 posted on autozone or somewhere they should not charge you for checking to see what diagnostic trouble codes come up. They want you to buy the parts at wherever auto parts store you have your Pt Cruiser checked for codes.
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Old 12 Oct 2017, 12:49 pm
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If you need a replacement for the PCM, you can get one on EBay for about $500 for the Turbo, $150 for the NA. Many sources offer a lifetime warranty and they come programmed to the vehicle VIN and are plug-n-play installation.
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Welcome to the forum and stay away from the STEALERSHIP. We call them that for a reason.
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