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Old 16 Jun 2008, 08:05 am
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Default Cam Sensor code changed sensor still dead

I have a 2002 cruiser with the B' motor. MY car came to a sudden halt, acted like fuel pump but when I ran the codes it came up cam position sensor and O2 sensor. There were two broken wires on O2 sensor so I changed harness. I also changed the cam sensor ($42.00) and checked for broken wires all the way back to the computer a didn't find any. Tried to start car and it still wont start. I checked for spark which I have but it is weak. I also checked for fuel which it is receiving. Dose anyone know if the timing belt will cause this same effect or even the crankshaft sensor. The car has 93k on it so I know timing belt belt has to be getting close to being bad. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 03:03 pm
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Its what I figured the timing belt. Timing belt $65.00 water pump $89 labor 8 1/2 hours $845 owning a PT Cruiser Priceless!
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 03:16 pm
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Just past 93K on mine and was hoping to wait till the 100 mark. Doesn't sound like there was damage done to yours so I'll wait. How bout the tensioner? Chrysler changed the design in 03 and everyone says to go for a new one with the timing belt change.
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 05:53 pm
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Since i am having this much done I am going with new tensioner, water pump and spark plugs and wires.
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Old 16 Jun 2008, 05:56 pm
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Well, depending on your $$ circumstances, there's the serpentine belt, the small alternator belt (remember they both have 93K on them also) and someone suggested the oil pump, but I believe that's mechanical and should last a long time.
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Well, depending on your $$ circumstances, there's the serpentine belt, the small alternator belt (remember they both have 93K on them also) and someone suggested the oil pump, but I believe that's mechanical and should last a long time.
First time I heard oil pump mentioned. I don't think I've ever heard of an oil pump dying....
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 07:21 am
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First time I heard oil pump mentioned. I don't think I've ever heard of an oil pump dying....
True Don, but they do wear out and if your planning on keeping the cruiser another 100K, getting at the oil pump only requires dropping the oil pan (not hard) in addition to all the other things that have to be moved to get to the timing belt (according to Haynes).
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Old 17 Nov 2008, 10:21 pm
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Yikes! My wife's 68K 2001 PT came home on the flatbed today. It died just going down the road. It is throwing code P1391, which is either camshaft position sensor or crankshaft position sensor, which are relatively easily changed, but I hope it's not the timing belt. I tried looking down the oil fill hole to see if the valves were moving, but there is a splash shield in the way and I can't see if anything is moving. Is there any other way to easily verify if the belt is still good before I go changing sensors? No point in changing sensors if the belt has snapped.
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 08:17 am
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Welcome to the forum. I don't know a way of seeing the timing belt but at 68K I've never heard of a timing belt going that fast however the Cam Sensor is the most likely culprit. We see a lot of them go bad and it's pretty easy (as you said) to replace.
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