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Old 01 Mar 2013, 11:58 am
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Unhappy 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

first off hello, my name is Edwin and this is my first time posting, so here we go. I have an 01 pt, and recently like 2 weeks ago I took it in for 2 error codes I got from the dash. one was for a sensor, the other for wiring harness. looong story short, the shop replaced the cam and crankshaft sensors, said it was ok and good to go. now its been shaking while idle for a little bit then its smooth. well today it shook and the transmission light started blinking then it went off and it was smooth again. now there is no error code on dash. im lost. little help please.
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 12:21 pm
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

I never seen a transmission light. Are you talking about the engine light?
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 12:51 pm
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I never seen a transmission light. Are you talking about the engine light?

I agree. The only light that would appear that would indicate a problem with the transaxle would be the engine light and the code most likely would be P0700 which is a generic fault for the transmission and would need further diagnostics with a fault code reader.
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 03:18 pm
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yes, sorry it is the chk engine light. I was told to use mopar parts in pt's seeing as how pt's don't take well to aftermarket. I told the shop to install mopar. would the problem be possibly caused to non mopar parts or maybe the wiring harness?
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 03:29 pm
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I've had a problem with the Camshaft sensor and others with either sensor when they were aftermarket BUT, I've never read where either sensor caused a shaking. Can't say it wouldn't happen but haven't read about it.

It doesn't sound like a fault/bad connection somewhere that's making intermittent contact.
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Old 02 Mar 2013, 11:46 am
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

it did it again, did the key sequence again and got p0303 this time. it was working fine until I took it to the shop for those sensors. is it possible they messed up somehow or is this plain ol fashioned maintenance related?
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Old 02 Mar 2013, 12:26 pm
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

Could be wires plugs. Or could be a leak where the intake goes together.
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Old 02 Mar 2013, 12:33 pm
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

yeah that's what I looked up. im gonna replace the plugs and wires myself see if that helps. ill post back soon with results.
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

ok guys so I got new plugs and after the hassle of removing parts to get to them I removed the one that was misfiring #3 (autozone diagnostics said it was #3) I removed it to find it drenched in oil. I read up and found out that the oil is whats causing the misfire cuz it preventing the spark from happening. how bad of a problem am I looking at here?
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Old 03 Mar 2013, 03:17 pm
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Default Re: 2001 pt shakes while idle and tranny light comes on.

It could be just the seals in the valve cover.

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