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Old 16 Nov 2010, 09:14 am
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I will have to do a code check this evening , the wife called , she was cruising down the interstate about 80mph and she says the engine felt as it was slowly dying or losing all power, the check engine light came on,she pulls over, idles down shuts the car off and sits a few minutes. She restarts the car and it runs O.K. but the check engine light stays on. Like I said I will do a code check tonight (oh boy 1 more project !!). BUT anyone else have this happen to them any insight ?
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 12:50 pm
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Not with my pt cruiser, but in my previous car I had a similar issue, due to a bad oxygen sensor, and later a bad spark plug.

When an engine light is showing it is important to visit your cardealer or garage as quickly as possible!
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 03:44 pm
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When an engine light is showing it is important to visit your cardealer or garage as quickly as possible!

NO, NO, NO. The first thing is to check for a fault code. You just saved yourself about $80 for a technician to do the same thing. Then you check the list of fault codes to see what the numbers mean. Then, if your lucky, the offending part can be replaced and your back on the road. The only time to visit the dealer is when and if the part you need is electrical. Our PT's don't like afermarket (auto store) electrical parts and even though the dealer part is a little more expensive, it's worth the expense.
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Old 16 Nov 2010, 05:33 pm
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When an engine light is showing it is important to visit your cardealer or garage as quickly as possible!
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 07:36 am
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O.K. The code read P0340- cam sensor circuit (CMP) My wife accelerates rather quickly , never lets all the engine components fully engage before starting up briskly and hauling arse, so I hope she was just in her usual hurry and was accelerating to quickly and the engine said "oops were gonna shut this baby down"...as the engine light has not came back on as of yet, Suggestions? answers? Feedback?
Thanks a bunch, Greg.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 07:44 am
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I have seen in several treads here that a "Harness' may be touching a spinning shaft? where would this be located and if it is replacing the cam sensor where is a sticky for that procedure? Thanks again.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 09:23 am
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Sounds like you need to swap the cam position sensor. Fairly common in our cars. Get the mopar one, not aftermarket. $30 part. It is mounted to the end of the cylinder head right at the airbox.
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Old 23 Nov 2010, 09:10 am
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Well the part is now 89.00 with tax.....swapped it out yesterday evening, clearing the codes tonight , we will see if this is the fix, Thanks everyone. Greg.
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Wow, my dealership only charged me $39.95....
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Old 23 Nov 2010, 05:03 pm
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It appears they may have used you to pay for their Thanksgiving turkey. My dealer lists it at $34.95. You did get it from Chrysler right?

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