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Old 19 Oct 2009, 01:27 pm
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A few weeks ago, my 07 PT, turned on the Chek Engine light, and 2 or 3 days after the car started to act weird, stalling, dieseling, failing bad, I went to my friends of Auto Zone to find out what were wrong, the guy just came out and pluged the code reader, it came out, P0340 Camshaft Sensor Fail, so I asked to buy the sensor, but the autopart store showed on screen an annoying NYA code, (Not Yet Available) this means that the factory has not released such part for public sale, or, you can only find it at the damn dealer, but, the crook of parts department od fthe dealership, told me that, the sensor cost 349.95 plus shipping, and had to wait 5 to 10 working days to get it.

Shocked for the response, I started my research, and found out that the 06, 05 and so models are not compatible with my 2007 car, Not happy I went to the wreck yard and see phisically the different engines of different models of PT cruiser and...... EUREKA!!!!! The compatible model of the 2007 (and maybe 2008) is the 2001 model.

I got myself back to the part store, and ordered the Camshaft sensor for the 2001 PT Cruiser, and the guy came out with the DURALAST SU3019 CAMSHAFT SENSOR, $39.25 plus tax.

Please pass the ball, when you have to buy expensive parts, better off make you research first.

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Old 19 Oct 2009, 03:04 pm
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Great Info ,, THANKS for sharing...
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 03:36 pm
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 05:40 pm
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$350 is a complete rip-off, but some have had non-chrysler Cam sensors fail very quickly.
A place I've used for Chrysler parts is Wyckoff Chrysler - not a rip-off, and quick shipment.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 06:35 pm
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Just like the 06 low pressure switch for the ac looked different from my original but when i got the new up-dated one for my 2007 it looked identical to the 06 and i could have just used that one.Parts are funny like that.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 07:25 pm
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As a DEALER technician I can tell you that price is WAY wrong! Most likely he looked up the camshaft itself not the sensor. Not such a great parts department but before you get all wound up you need to atleast get a second opinion. I have replaced several myself and the repair in total is less than 350. Normally about 150 to 200 bucks.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 12:03 am
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I checked the Autozone and Chrysler parts sources on the WWW and find that the part is readily available, competively priced and interchangable from MYO's 2003-2009 from both sources for the NA 2.4 liter FI engine manufactued for North American applicatiions.

It is quite obivous that the pricing supplied to you was in error and not an attempt to "steal from you". But what's the fun in saying that an error was made when you can slam the dealership parts department.
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Old 24 Oct 2009, 09:38 am
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Camshaft Position Sensor DIY Replacement:
Chrysler PT Cruiser cam sensor replacement: standard and turbo

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Old 24 Oct 2009, 09:53 pm
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As an EWC, I was the ShipSup at SUBBASE Pearl for Aspro and Pogy from 77 to 80. I comissioned in 80 and these are my Sufrace Warfare Officer insiga.
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As an EWC, I was the ShipSup at SUBBASE Pearl for Aspro and Pogy from 77 to 80. I comissioned in 80 and these are my Sufrace Warfare Officer insiga.
Ummmmm..... What? Are you speaking English? Seriously I do understand some of it, though.
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