PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 21 Jun 2010, 09:30 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4

Let me explain whats going on... about 6 months ago I parked my 2001 pt cruiser, and when I went to start it, it wouldn't start, it just turned, about 10 minutes later it started fine.... Nothing else happened for about 6 months... Now, I can drive short distances and nothing happens, but if I drive over 20 miles or so, the car will shut off when I stop, that is the important factor it doesn't shut off when moving, only when the car stops! Anyways I have done the little key thing, and no codes show up.... I have even taken the car to the Chrysler shop, and they found no codes..... The car also rides rough at high speeds, not terrible, but not like it rode last year..... I have replaced the spark plugs, did a software upgrade on the PCM, and reset the pinion factors..... Next on my list is the camshaft sensor, and then possibly the fuel pump

Any other suggestions? Is it possible the camshaft sensor could be bad without setting a code off? Could the problem descibed above be the camshaft sensor? Or any other suggestions?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22 Jun 2010, 12:37 am
Fanatic Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 745

It sounds more like a fuel pump issue to me. If it were a cam sensor, you'd most likely have trouble getting it started.

Also, cam sensors aren't selective about when they act up. A failing fuel pump is sensitive to heat, and will start to cut out on longer trips.
2010 PT Cruiser Classic, Deep Water Blue
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22 Jun 2010, 01:42 am
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4

See, that is exactly what I thought but the dealership said the exact same thing you are saying except for the fuel pump... they said the fuel pump doesn't care if your driving or slowing down.... they said the fuel pump is likely to cut off on longer trips, but it will cut off when it heats up regarding of speed...... you can drive 20 miles and it will shut off as you come to a stop for about 10 minutes. Or you can drive 50 miles and ot wont shut down until you stop.. it is like as long as you don't stop and keep going it wont stall out, and chrysler said that doesn't sound like a fuel pump..
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stalling.... Unshriven Tech & Performance Forum 5 14 Mar 2010 10:02 am
Stalling Vicki120 Tech & Performance Forum 4 14 Feb 2010 07:43 pm
stalling natesoukup General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 11 Dec 2009 03:45 pm
Stalling sifu_scott Tech & Performance Forum 2 10 Dec 2007 05:35 pm
engine stalling onyx pt General Turbo Discussions 11 10 Sep 2003 01:18 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 am.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.