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Old 12 Apr 2019, 11:54 am
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PT cruiser jolted and then died.
Could be a thousand reasons. Something shorted, bad fuel pump, ignition. First test the fuel pressure, then spark, etc. I've had one bad injector short out all the injectors once. Worst thing to do is get hung up on a theory.
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Old 12 Apr 2019, 11:03 pm
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Welp guys i pulled off the camshaft sensor and itís not turning when i try and crank it. From everything Iíve read i believe you guys are fixing to tell the timing belt broke. Sounds like classic PT cruiser at my mileage.

Brand new battery and wonít turn over. Sucks
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Old 13 Apr 2019, 09:36 am
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pulled off the camshaft sensor and itís not turning when i try and crank it... new battery and wonít turn over.
Confused. Does the engine crank but the cam doesn't?
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Old 13 Apr 2019, 10:17 am
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I was told if you take off the camshaft sensor and the camshaft is not turning while cranking the car...that means the timing belt broke.

Its all over the internet. The car will not crank. You turn the key and it tries to start but won't turn over. This is how I ran down my battery and had to buy a brand new one so I only tried it a few times this time.

If this is not the right way to check it then explain. PO340 and I replaced the sensor and it still won't start with new battery.
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Old 13 Apr 2019, 11:27 am
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I was told if you take off the camshaft sensor and the camshaft is not turning while cranking the car...that means the timing belt broke.
Looks like you've got it figured out. Your lucky, in a way, the belt is a pain but the engine's still good.
Thought crank and turn over meant the same thing.
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Old 14 Apr 2019, 10:49 pm
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I was told if you take off the camshaft sensor and the camshaft is not turning while cranking the car...that means the timing belt broke.

Its all over the internet. The car will not crank. You turn the key and it tries to start but won't turn over. This is how I ran down my battery and had to buy a brand new one so I only tried it a few times this time.

If this is not the right way to check it then explain. PO340 and I replaced the sensor and it still won't start with new battery.
I mention on your other post about checking to see if the camshaft is turning. Sorry to hear you need to replace the timing belt. Let us know if you need any help.
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