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Old 06 May 2009, 03:11 am
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Default Beyond the P0700 code

My 2001 PT Cruiser w/ auto has the following:

P1684 Driver 5 Line 4

P0700 Transmission Control System Malfunction

In searching other posts I see this has happened to other owners. Is there such a thing as a common problem, or typical failure that sends off this code. I am on a limited budget and the local dealer wants $145 to run and breakdown the code.

I usually try to fix things myself. Locking an owner into a forced dealer visit isn't nice! Thanks in advance for any feedback. I search prior posts, and could not come up with any consensus other than transmission problems somewhere..
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Old 06 May 2009, 04:26 am
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Default Re: Beyond the P0700 code

mAYBE THESE WILL HELP....

Error Code 0700 on my 2001 PTC

P0700 Error Code On PT

'02 Limited edition Automatic transmission woes

Tranny Problems

NEED CODE ANSWER
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Old 06 May 2009, 05:46 am
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Default Re: Beyond the P0700 code

Why go to a dealer?
Why not a qualified/trained/certified independant repair shop?

As a shop owner, I have the same Chrysler scan tools and repair information as a dealership. My cost for the same testing you were quoted $145 is $47.38.
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Old 06 May 2009, 04:47 pm
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Default Re: Beyond the P0700 code

Thanks for the feedback.

Great PT Forum. I did search for most of what Crewzin provided regarding Error Codes before I posted my questions.

And thanks for the heads-ups on the private repairs shops.

Just around the corner Kelly’s Auto in Costa Mesa ran the tests for $70.00 with repair credit going toward parts.

A further diagnosis with the computer was showing a P0605.

Basically the TCM took a dump and needs to be replaced. Thank god the tranny is still sound. It was replaced at 64K, and we now have 110,500. I should be back on the road for under $500.00.

Now if I can just stop that squeaking in the belt area!
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