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Old 20 Apr 2009, 07:38 pm
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Default Car start jerking sometimes at stop light.

Hello,

I have an 03 PT cruiser with 49K miles. It started jerking sometimes when I an stop at a stop light.
I took it in to two different repair shops. The first shop at no ideals what could be the problem. The has no faults on the display. The second repair shop things it is the cam sensor. They have replace cam sensors in lost fo PT cruiser with similar problems. Does this sound correct?

Bert
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Old 20 Apr 2009, 08:18 pm
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Bert,

It could be, but most of the time the Camshaft sensor will throw some sort of code when it is/starts to go bad.

I think your "mechanic" is throwing parts at it at your expense just because some other cruiser had a similar problem.

When was the last time the plugs and wires were changed? That's the biggest problem the PT has and causes all kinds of rough idle, stalling and hesitation problems.
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Hello Crewzin,

~ 35K I had my 30,000 maintance done with included the plugs and wires.

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Bert,

Don't take this the wrong way but do you still have the receipt for that service? Was it done by the dealer? If so, more and more owners come to us with problems like yours and find out after questioning that the plugs were changed but not the wires. We've found out from numerous fixes that the wires from the factory are really crap and need changing the first time the plugs are changed.
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