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Old 25 Sep 2011, 12:02 am
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Good evening,
I didn't see any post that exactly matched my problem, so hopefully someone will be able to help. 2005 vin b pt cruiser non turbo. today i changed the ignition coil, spark plug wires, plugs, oil & filter, cabin filter, pcv valve, air filter, camshaft sensor, and upper intake manifold gaskets. after completion vehicle drove fine. later that evening the engine light began to blink and vehicle ran rough and shut off. after a few cranks engine light stayed on solid. using the key on, off, on, off got code p2302. which from what i read is the ignition coil. anyone have any ideas how to remedy this problem? vehicle drives fine now other than engine light on with same code, p2302. also when changing pcv valve it was overtightened causing a hairline crack to the left of the pcv valve opening in the valve cover. would this cause any issues? any help would be great! thanks!
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 06:25 am
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Why did you change the old coil? Were you having problems or did it throw some sort of code? One good part that Chrysler used was the OEM coil. It lasts almost forever and puts out enough voltage even for the guys running 300 hp.

Did you use another Chrysler coil in it's place or did you but after market? If you've been reading the forums, you would have seen that any time an electrical part is replaced we always recommend that it's replaced with a genuine MOPAR part. After market parts are copies of the real thing using inferior bits and either don't work at all or don't last. If you still have the old coil, put it back in.

As far as the crack in the valve cover; is it leaking? If not it can be fixed a couple different ways.

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Old 25 Sep 2011, 04:52 pm
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From how you describe it, the crack doesn't interfere w/ service.
I have nine-bolt aluminum valve covers off Stratus.
Close enough?????

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Old 26 Sep 2011, 08:55 pm
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Try putting the old OEM coil back on.

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Old 26 Sep 2011, 09:04 pm
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Yes Tim. That's what I told him to do. Not sure why he changed it in the first place.
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Old 26 Sep 2011, 09:13 pm
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Crewzin, I saw. But I wanted to drive the message home by seconding your advice. I'm a firm believer in using nothing but OEM on electrical parts for our Cruisers. Other non-electrical parts? Well, that's another story (motor mounts [struts], for instance ....

And apparently, the OP was just "making sure". I suppose when you keep having a problem and your horse won't bear you, it becomes easier to just go through all the old standards and hope one of them works.

Vacuum leaks can make you go even further. lol

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thanks guys! dealership is a good ways down the road so i took the easy route and went to advance. figured i would change everything while i was getting dirty. put the oem coil back on and got oem parts from local dealership and no more engine light. put rtv on the hairline crack by pcv valve, no oil leaking or hissing. pt drove great for a week then it just cuts off while stopped at the red light. crunk right back up and drove away fine. it has done this a few times in the last day or two. engine light comes on when engine dies and goes away when started. any ideas??? kind of lost since i cant pull any codes! thanks!
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Old 02 Oct 2011, 02:12 pm
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Why can't you pull any codes?

How to retrieve fault codes.

Stalling at a light might just be a dirty or bad IAC or bad TP sensor (both attached to the throttle body.
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my wife has been driving the pt. by the time i get a chance to check it out the engine light is off. i plan on driving it the week to see what happens. she said she left it running to go to the atm and when she got back in the engine had died. also died at the stop light. always cranks with no problem afterwards. i'll check it out this week and see if the problem persist. thanks for the quick response will definitely check the sensors.
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..and pull any codes you might have with that link i gave you.
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