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Old 03 Jun 2014, 10:53 pm
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Well I was driving my car and out of know where I pulled up to a stop light and it just shit off. I tried to start it again but it just didn't started? And answers you guys. I've already changed the camshaft sensor. I think it may be related to the timing belt but I'm not sure. It sounds like it wants to start but doesn't. I seriously hate this car haha way to many problems. And oh yeah it's a 2006 pt cruiser. Touring edition. Let me know please thanks everyone.
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Old 03 Jun 2014, 10:58 pm
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how many miles on her? and was the sensor aftermarket, ie from autozone or some other parts place. pt's seem to like mopar sensors.
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 07:04 am
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When you say "tries to start" - do you mean it fires? If so, your timing belt is probably okay.
How many miles?
Was it a Mopar sensor?
What error codes are you getting?
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 03:40 pm
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ummm ..... is there GAS in the tank
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 04:33 pm
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Under these condition with the discribed engine just shutting down there will be a DTC. So I recommend to start with the engine codes first. Otherwise we will have to assume Stripe and his gang have invaded your PT Cruiser.
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 04:33 pm
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miles is the question Timing Belt is most likely the answer
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 06:34 pm
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miles is the question Timing Belt is most likely the answer
Or it has just run out of gas.
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Old 04 Jun 2014, 07:31 pm
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Or it has just run out of gas.
Or cam sensor packed it in...
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Old 05 Jun 2014, 01:11 am
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Well now no one caught the anology funny I posted? That would indicate to old or to young? Maybe more to the too old crowd here?
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I've already changed the camshaft sensor. I think it may be related to the timing belt but I'm not sure.
Since you know how to change the CPS already,there's really an easy test to see if it may be related to the timing belt.....Pull the CPS off,and have someone crank on the car while you look inside the mounting port for the CPS,if you see the magnet turning upon cranking,the timing belt is probably not broken,that doesn't mean it's OK,it still may be old/worn enough to have thrown or maybe even jumped a few teeth,and is now causing everything to be out-of-timing.
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