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'03 non turbo not starting, P0111, P0116, P0522

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Old 26 Jun 2011, 04:29 pm
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Default '03 non turbo not starting, P0111, P0116, P0522

I did some searching and didnt find any other posts addressing this, apologize if its already been covered somewhere.

I've got a 2003 pt non turbo. Car was running perfect, then halfway on a 3 hour drive pulled off the freeway and when it came to a stop the motor died. No rough running, no noises, just shut off. Lights, everything still worked, cranks over but wont fire (cranks strong, not a weak battery). Fuel pump works, have pressure at the fuel rail.

Car is throwing P0111 - INTAKE AIR TEMP SENSOR PERF Intake air (charge) temperature sensor voltage irrational performance

P0116 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor 1 Circuit Range/Performance

P0522 - Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Low

What are the chances that all 3 of these sensors failed at the same time? From the research i've done it sounds more like a bad PCM, though it did not throw a p0604 bad pcm code.

I'm going to check the timing belt, but that doesnt make sense to me with those codes, maybe the oil pressure sensor, but not the other 2.

Just trying to run this past you all before spending $500+ on a PCM. I appreciate any and all advice on this.

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Old 26 Jun 2011, 06:02 pm
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Default Re: '03 non turbo not starting, P0111, P0116, P0522

A bad oil pressure sensor will stop the car from starting. I've seen it on the forums and ran into that problem myself when trying to help a couple of ladies stranded in the middle of the road. The only problem they had was the oil light and sensor code. Apparently the sensor thinks the engine could be in trouble if it's running so it tells the computer not to let it start. At least that's what I think happened. I do know the dealer replaced the sensor and the car started. Go figure.

But check the timing belt because that's what happens when it breaks. If you anywhere near 100K that could be it.
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Old 27 Jun 2011, 02:20 am
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Default Re: '03 non turbo not starting, P0111, P0116, P0522

Thanks for your reply, I found an old post of yours in my searches that had a pic of the cam sensor cover that can be removed to see the cams. Sure enough its not turning, broken timing belt. I guess it could be causing all 3 of those codes?
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