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Old 11 Jul 2014, 07:22 pm
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I've been reading a ton on here about the crankshaft sensor placement difference on older pt's. I bought a parts car with running engine to put in my 06 cruiser where engine is bad. Put it in and found the crank sensor is located differently so I spliced into old wiring harness and added length to make it work. Car cranks over but wont start and run. After reading, I see that this is a critical problem. I put the old computer in it and it won't even kick over. Can anyone tell me how to bypass this problem and make the older engine work in the 06? Can I use the old computer, old wiring harness in 06 body and it work? Thanks for any info ya'll can give!
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Old 11 Jul 2014, 07:33 pm
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Default Re: pre 03 engine into 06 body?

The answer, your not going to like. "No"
06 uses a totally different computer system.
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Default Re: pre 03 engine into 06 body?

If you were to completely replaced the wiring harness and computer to match the engine, it ought to work....
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Default Re: pre 03 engine into 06 body?

right but I have the computer and harness that go with the engine
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right but I have the computer and harness that go with the engine
It's still going to be very difficult since the 06 PT uses the CAN bus. You may have to basically rewire the entire car. It's going to be complex and interesting to say the least. And I suspect you may spend more on wiring supplies than the $300 cost of a salvage PT engine that would go right in without all this trouble.
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