PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
What does this sound like to you??????

 
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Vlefaive

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 30 Jun 2013, 05:28 pm
Popdart's Avatar
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 33
Default What does this sound like to you??????

Wifie's car, 2007 Pt. Cruiser ragtop. 60,000 miles, regularly maintained. She was on her way home from work, sitting at a light, waiting to make a right turn. Light changes, she gives it gas, he hears audible indicator sound, something lights up on dash, it starts bucking, surging, hesitating. She pull into a driveway right away and shuts it off. The dash indicator is the check engine light (engine symbol). She calls me and fills me in on what happened. Luckily I'm 2 miles away and tell her I'll be right there. I get there and start it up. Idles normally, pull forward and backward, still normal, engine light still on. I drive her car home and she follows me in my truck. No problems whatsoever, everything normal except the check engine light. After I'm home, I proceed to check the codes. I don't have a code reader so I use the onboard / odometer readout. It shows one code "0340 Camshaft Position Sensor". The car continues to run very good. For the heck of it, I disconnect the battery to see if it would reset the code, and it did. Light goes out. Took it for a ride no issues. Perfect. Questions: Will a Camshaft Position Sensor make it run terrible then start operating normally?? What does this sound like to you?? Help!! It's going to the dealer tomorrow, but I'm afraid they'll say they can't find anything wrong or replace the sensor and send it home. Rog
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 30 Jun 2013, 06:53 pm
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 72
Default Re: What does this sound like to you??????

Quote:
Originally Posted by Popdart View Post
Will a Camshaft Position Sensor make it run terrible then start operating normally??
Yes, that's exactly how our 05 acted when the P0340 code came up. It was running fine and then the bucking and hesitating would happen for a few seconds and then clear up again. It acted up on us 3 times like that in the 40 miles it took us to get home but she did get us home so we were happy about that. A new sensor was $80.00 at the dealer and it took me about 1/2 hour to replace it and the car has been fine since.
Good luck
__________________
2005 Limited, Auto and Turbo Lite
Bone stock
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 30 Jun 2013, 07:12 pm
Vlefaive's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Whitby ON Canada
Posts: 1,630
Default Re: What does this sound like to you??????

The sensor is a quick and easy DIY .... under the Air filter housing, plug-in.... there's a youtube how-to here... I'll dig it out... piece of cake .
..
..
Busted_PT likes this.
__________________
'03 GT Blue/ autostick.. 160,000KM ( That's 100,000miles for y'all South of the border ) All the options, the heated leather is a must up here in Canada, Love the solid heavy duty feel and obvious Torque.. The Turbo is strong, fast and reliable.. People that don't understand the love of a PT, probably don't deserve to.

Last edited by Vlefaive; 30 Jun 2013 at 07:14 pm.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Still making that sound.. applepiemommy General PT Cruiser Discussions 6 18 Apr 2011 10:49 am
HOW TO for the SOUND Section CREWZIN Sound and Security Forum 0 14 Apr 2011 01:55 pm
New Sound bjagd02 General PT Cruiser Discussions 1 31 Mar 2011 06:53 pm
sound not gone... superpug666 Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 12 02 Jun 2010 07:36 pm
No sound Help please. demon666 Sound and Security Forum 4 17 Aug 2009 05:36 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors