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Old 29 Apr 2014, 02:57 pm
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I have a 2002 pt cruiser. Girlfriend ran it out of oil about 6 months ago. It shut off sitting in the driveway. I tore the head off because it broke the intake camshaft pin. I had the pin drilled out and I put a new pin back in and checked head for bent valves. All was good so after sitting apart for about 6 months I put it back together a couple days ago. It runs great when you start it up cold and will keep running great as long as you don't turn it off when it gets to running temperature or you have to wait about a half hour than it will start and run just fine. When you try to start it when its at running temperature it trys to start but won't unless you keep tapping the gas pedal and than it won't idle and acts like its missing unless you rev it up. Pulled a p0106 code. But dodge is saying check the camshaft sensor wires and make sure there not melted. Car didn't do this before it ran out of oil and stopped. Again it set apart with 3/4 tank of gas for 6 months. Any ideas. thanks
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Old 29 Apr 2014, 03:06 pm
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well the gas is problay a little old but i a can of Berryman Cem 12 (or 2) shoudl fix that to me is sounds like mayby the rings are not doing there job and creating the compression you need to start Nitro or Uptown or some one can add to this but you could do a compression check to see where you are if you got it hot enough to snap a pin who knows what else it did
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Old 29 Apr 2014, 04:51 pm
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Not the gas. Mine starts on 4 year old gas. Thats a map sensor code. Not sure why they told you to check the cam sensor.

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Old 29 Apr 2014, 07:09 pm
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Not the gas. Mine starts on 4 year old gas. Thats a map sensor code. Not sure why they told you to check the cam sensor.
Agree. Would take older gas than that...
And that is Map Sensor code - but I'm grappling with the temp dependence....electrical resistance goes up with temperature - spark plugs wires?, but no misfire code?...
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