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Old 05 Nov 2012, 08:30 am
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2006 PT Cruiser 4 Door, Auto
I have check engine light on, When I give gas & it is trying to shift the gear the car just haggles.

I put that lucas liquid in gad , removed battery positive for 30 min , The error code at AutoZone came to P1684, When I do three time on/off I get -DoNe-

Please help.
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 09:01 am
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"The car just haggles."

1. To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle".
2. To argue in an attempt to come to terms.


So, what is it really doing? It doesn't shift at all, jerky shifting? What mileage do you have? When was the last time the trans fluid was flushed? Did you check the level of the fluid?
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 09:16 am
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Default Re: Check engine & gear shift problem

Thanks for reply , YES it jerk while shifting ,

It does shift eventually. I slowly give the gas.

It has 75620 miles.

Never changed trans fluid
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 10:16 am
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Just went to PepBoys,

He said Cam-Shaft needs to replaces , He will find the price & call me.

He also said the code needs to be reset, dont know how to do it.

That is because I took battery off.
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 04:20 pm
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If indeed, the camshaft sensor needs to be replaced, it's one of the easiest jobs there is to do. ONLY use the new sensor from a dealer, not the auto store. Aftermarket sensors don't work well on our cars.

Not sure what your saying about the code. Taking off the negative or positive cable from the battery should have cleared all codes and you did say you got a "done" when you checked so that proved you cleared the, once. The fault light will come back on a set a code if the fault is still present.
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 04:33 pm
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You are right Sir, the code is P0340 now
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 04:41 pm
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Yep, that's the camshaft sensor. As i said, ONLY use a new sensor from the dealer, not aftermarket. Here are a couple threads on how to replace it your self and save some money.

How to Fix the Camshaft Sensor on a PT Cruiser | eHow.com

Chrysler PT Cruiser cam sensor replacement: standard and turbo
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 04:51 pm
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I am thinking to get it replaced from dealer........ They have 15% off deal here on part or service
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 05:47 pm
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I am thinking to get it replaced from dealer........ They have 15% off deal here on part or service
Just buy it from the dealer and change yourself

Here is how you do it....

PT Cruiser Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement - YouTube
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Old 05 Nov 2012, 08:33 pm
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When I drove from office to dealer , no check engine light and the ride was smooth

went to dealer he said about $100. I did not buy yet will check the car tomorrow how it runs , if the problem persist I will buy & replace my self

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