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Old 18 Sep 2012, 06:36 pm
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Question Help With engine codes

Hello This is my 1st Post I have seen alot of posts on this website and you guys seem to know quite a bit.

Let me break it down for you.

Bought this car with messed up timing belt ( no bent valves thank god)
its a 2003 Pt cruiser base automatic.

Now when we put everything back iginition and most of the electronices were messed up. So I got a meachanic to fix it for me. He said everything worked except the speed sensor and that was because supposedly there electrical surge and messed up the computer. So I got a new computer and got it programed. I went home being told that the instrument cluster is bad. I went online Bought a used one from a reputable dealer for my model and type of car. I put it in and my speed sensor was still not working.

So even though he said he checked the VSS in and out and said they worked I went ahead and replaced those. just in case that was the issue.

Still have error codes. All the parts I have i know go to my car so its not that. I ran a code scan by doing the on off trick for the pt cruiser.

These are the codes I got.

P 0501
p 0137
p 0138
p 0633

I ran a instrument cluster test by holding down the trip button on startup and all the sensors moved like they were supposed to.

I have no Idea at this point why it is still acting up.

It shifts just fine. I do have issues with it Going extremely low on the Rpms when I stop. But only when I am in Drive. It will go to about 0.3-0.5 RPM up and down over and over again while I am stopped.However It does not stall out.

And of coarse my speedometer does not work. If you could please help me out I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance
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Old 18 Sep 2012, 06:51 pm
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Default Re: Help With engine codes

The middle two codes are for the oxygen sensor by the CAT.

P0501 Vehicle Speed Sensor Range/Performance. You still have a problem with the VSS.

I could only find the P0633 on the SRT forums and it means your SKIM is disabled. SKIM = Sentry Key Immobilizer Module.
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Old 18 Sep 2012, 11:44 pm
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Default Re: Help With engine codes

So is it the input and output VSS because I replaced those with brand new ones. So could that be a wiring issue?
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 12:29 pm
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Default Re: Help With engine codes

You can also go to the tech docs library in my sig panel below and pull down the Cruiser DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes) listing.
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Old 22 Sep 2012, 08:13 pm
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Default Re: Help With engine codes

What should I be trying to do next though. If i have replaced the Both the VSS and the computer and the instrument cluster. What could be wrong that could cause the VSS code I posted above ?
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